This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 5 April 2015

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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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Serjeants’ Inn Chambers appoints Frances McClenaghan

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers has announced that Frances McClenaghan (2009 call) has joined Chambers as a new tenant.  In 2011/2012 McClenaghan was judicial assistant at the Supreme Court, working principally for Lord Kerr. Since then she has developed a busy police law and clinical negligence practice.

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Hot 100 alumni: Charlotte Harris, Kingsley Napley

“Do you remember super-injunction spring?” asks Charlotte Harris. Media lawyer Harris’ listing in The Lawyer Hot 100 came at a critical time for media law and press freedom. The Trinity Mirror hacking claims continue to rumble on, but Harris was there long ago. She spearheaded the practice at Manchester’s JMW and went on to clock […]

Dainius Stasiulis

Stasiulis, Dainius

Stasiulis’ practice areas are mergers and acquisitions, development and regulatory, infrastructure and PPP, real estate transactions, commercial law and environment. Major projects have included: Giving complex legal consultations to companies of Schage Group for over 10 years in various projects of development of administrative, residential and other real estate objects, including a major complex of […]

Toomas Taube

Taube, Toomas

According to Legal500, Toomas is “very reasonable, business-oriented and provides good value for money”. His areas of practice are dispute resolution, intellectual property, corporate law, employment and commercial law. Major projects have included: Advising and representing Katoen Natie Estonian subsidiary in employment and corporate matters. Regularly providing legal services to Boehringer Ingelheim in a wide […]

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Milbank’s sole London female partner Costa leaves three months after promotion

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy’s only London-based female partner Laetitia Costa has left the firm, The Lawyer understands. Costa became a partner this year alongside IT and outsourcing lawyer Joel Harrison (17 November 2014). She was the only female partner in the 21-partner office following the retirement of project finance partner Cathy Marsh in 2013. Costa joined […]

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