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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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With the 2020 Olympics in the bag and record-breaking outbound investment, the legal market has put in a strong performance for 2014 so far Last summer, crowds in Tokyo cele-brated the city’s 2020 Olympic bid victory. It was a rare moment of joy for a country that has been hit by natural disasters and, since […]

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Move of the week US firm Greenberg Traurig has hired Dentons global real estate co-head Eric Rosedale to fill a new management position in London. Rosedale, who joins the firm’s London office, has taken on a new position as chair of the firm’s international real estate practice. He will be responsible for all real estate […]

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RBS drafts in Richard Susskind as firms put on standby for panel cull

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has turned to change theorist Richard Susskind for advice on its next panel process, which is expected to result in its adviser roster being  reduced for a second time.  The bank, which is majority owned by the taxpayer, has warned more than 20 firms that sit on its tier 1 […]

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