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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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Gomes Acebo in Brazilian link-up

The firm has also signed an agreement with Lisbon based firm Vieira de Almeida which has joined it in the alliance with Pinheiro Neto. Pinheiro Neto has offices in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and London and with 200 attorneys and 50 partners is the biggest law firm in Brazil and in Latin America. […]

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ADSL – Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line Provides fast internet access. It is a standard which provides high bandwidth for data and voice connection. CMS, Solicitec, Hotdocs and Rapidocs Examples of finance systems, case management systems and document assembly products. CRM – Customer Relationship Management The use of software systems to preserve and search customer data. […]

Lawrence Tucketts set for merger with Trumps

Bristol-based law firms Lawrence Tucketts and Trumps are merging to form the third largest firm in the region – rivalling Osborne Clarke and Burges Salmon. Under the structure of the new 30-partner firm, the managing partner of Trumps, Robert Bourns, and the senior partner at Lawrence Tucketts, Tim Pyper, will retain their positions. The merged […]

Simmons acts first on new Hong Kong index

The Hong Kong office of City firm Simmons & Simmons has acted on the first private company listing on a new market of the Hong Kong stock exchange. The firm advised investment bank ICEA Capital, which is the global co-ordinator, sponsor and lead manager for the listing of Yuxing InfoTech Holdings, a high-tech company based […]

Linklaters acts on Lastminute listing

Linklaters & Alliance has pulled off a coup by providing both UK and US advice on the listing of its first-time client Lastminute.com. The firm clinched the deal to advise the internet firm – which specialises in last minute discounted bookings for everything from theatre tickets to international flights – on its initial public offering […]

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