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The Commercial Agents Regulations: a step behind the times?

By Alex Williamson The Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the Regulations) are 25 years old this year. An evaluation by the European Commission concluded in 2015 that the underlying Commercial Agents Directive (the Directive) still met its objectives and functioned well. However, a recent Court of Appeal decision has shown that the legislation is struggling to […]

Exclusion clauses under the spotlight: UCTA reasonableness

By Perran Jervis In decisions handed down one day apart, the Court of Appeal concluded that a far-reaching exclusion clause which limited liability for negligence was reasonable under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA), whereas an exclusion clause in a lease (in the form of a non-reliance clause) was not. The decisions emphasise that […]

Currency, cost calculations and contractual clarity

Walker Morris’ Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution, Gwendoline Davies, highlights the importance of dealing comprehensively and clearly with matters of currency and calculation in cross-border contracts…

Belgian draft Trade Secrets Act: opportunities for the life sciences sector

On 8 June 2016, the EU Trade Secrets Directive was adopted. The main purpose of the Directive was to harmonise and enhance the protection of trade secrets EU-wide and to thus create an innovation-friendly environment for businesses. The EU Member States had to implement this Directive by 9 June 2018. Belgium missed the deadline, but […]

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Asia Moves: 11 February 2014

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within firms and offices in the Asia Pacific region. Australia Australian boutique firm Allion Legal has hired former Richard Winter as principal to head up its new finance practice in Sydney. Winter joins from K&L Gates’ Sydney office, where he headed up the firm’s New South Wales […]

HSBC and Shell make top-level appointments

The sudden exit of Shell legal chief Peter Rees QC last month left the 750-strong in-house department under the management of HR head Hugh Mitchell. That was until yesterday, when the energy giant named Donny Ching as its new legal chief. Ching joined the corporate in Australia in 1998 and most recently was based in […]

A&O advises Mitsubishi on reorganisation of distribution activities in Germany

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi Motors on the reorganisation of its distribution activities in Germany. Mitsubishi Motors Europe, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, sold and transferred the majority of the shares in its wholly owned subsidiary Mitsubishi Motors Deutschland to Frey Automobil Holding Deutschland, a member of Emil Frey Group. […]

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