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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 […]

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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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Tulkinghorn was delighted to receive a copy of Stephenson Harwood’s Annual Review 2002, entitled ‘People Like Us’. It’s such a good read that for the next few weeks Tulkinghorn will be reproducing extracts for your enjoyment. The review includes a number of photos that serve, we suppose, to illustrate the firm’s unique culture and abilities. […]

Theodores associates follow departed partners

Five further legacy Theodore Goddard (Addleshaw Goddard since 1 May) fee-earners are to join banking partners Michael Black and Jayesh Patel at Denton Wilde Sapte this week, now that the City firm has confirmed its merger with Addleshaw Booth & Co. Black and Patel, along with six partners due to go to Salans, left Theodores […]

Pubic information announcement

A beauty this week from Tulkinghorn’s collection of embarrassing law firm names. Apparently there’s a small outfit in New York called Mirkin & Gordon. For those not familiar with the word, a merkin (correct spelling) is a pubic wig, most common in the 16th and 17th centuries, when syphilis was rather prevalent. Coming a close […]

A&O plans to double NY litigation

Allen & Overy (A&O) is pouring money into its New York litigation practice, which opened just two months ago, where it hopes to more than double the number of fee-earners from 10 to 25 by next spring. The department is headed by veteran trial lawyer Michael Feldberg, who joined from Schulte Roth & Zabel in […]

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