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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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Speechly Bircham revenue holds still as PEP falls by 2.3 per cent

Speechly Bircham saw a slight growth in net profit but a similar drop in turnover and PEP in 2012/13, the firm’s financial results have revealed, after a year characterised by a number of departures, lateral hires and the failure of merger talks with Withers. The firm’s turnover dropped very slightly to £57.5m last year, from […]

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CMS leads for prolific HK tycoon on €940m Dutch waste purchase

Members of the CMS network and Loyens & Loeff have won roles advising on the first major continental European acquisition by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing’s Cheung Kong Group. A CMS team comprising partners and lawyers from the UK and Netherlands advised the consortium led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI) on its €940m (£800m) acquisition […]

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Taylor Wessing and White & Case crowned firms of the year at The Lawyer Awards

Taylor Wessing was crowned Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards last night in a glittering and packed event at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The firm was recognised not just for its top tier legal advice but also for its innovation in delivering legal services, an approach it has honed while maintaining relationships […]

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Walker Morris appoints former Deloitte chief as non-exec

Walker Morris has named former Deloitte managing partner Stuart Counsell as its first non-executive board director. Counsell spent over three decades at Deloitte, ending his career at the Big Four accountancy firm as managing partner of the finance and legal divisions. The Leeds firm is the latest in a string of UK firms to appoint […]

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