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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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Guide to extractive industries documents — oil and gas

The notion of the state sharing production of oil and gas with companies as part of a commercial enterprise was first developed in Bolivia in the 1950s. The production sharing contract (PSC) was introduced in Indonesia in 1966 and PSCs are now used widely to record arrangements for oil and gas exploration and production, particularly […]

Australian firm HWL Ebsworth opens in Perth

HWL Ebsworth, ranked as the 21st largest independent firm in The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150, has expanded its national coverage by opening a new office in Perth. HWL Ebsworth’s Perth office, to be launched on 1 July, is founded with the entire team from Perth general corporate boutique Downings Legal, which consists of six partners […]

Paul Moore

Raising the red flag

HBOS whistleblower Paul Moore welcomes new rules to protect his peers and tells The Lawyer that in-house counsel must drive corporate transparency First they swore at him, then they bullied him and finally they sacked him and tried to blacken his name. There is no love lost between Paul Moore, the famously dismissed risk analyst […]

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The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150: Free sample report as demand soars

The Lawyer today unveils a free look at the Asia Pacific 150 report in response to soaring demand for the wide-ranging study on the growth and development of the region’s fast-expanding legal market. On Monday (17 June 2013), The Lawyer launched its inaugural edition of The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150, a 131 page, first-of-its-kind report […]

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