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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 […]

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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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Walker Morris lawyers advise Servelec Group on proposed IPO

Lawyers from Walker Morris are advising Servelec Group on its proposed initial public offering (IPO) on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. The deal is one of the few IPOs on the Main Market of the LSE to be handled outside London. Since July 2000, the company has been wholly owned by CSE Global, a […]

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By Michael J Legamaro, Witold Jurewicz and Michael Greenberg The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 2013-69, including a draft FFI agreement and several intended updates to the existing Treasury Regulations implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The draft FFI agreement outlines the obligations of foreign financial institutions (FFIs) that will register […]

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High-profile cases have been rearing their heads this week with Plebgate and the David Miranda case both hitting headlines again as well as news of $3bn of claims filed – and lost – against the Kazakhstan government. Matrix Chambers – which led in challenging the detention of David Miranda – were on the losing side […]

Clyde & Co’s China dreams

Clyde & Co has launched in China’s third city, Chongqing. However, other firms have found it a harder task to bulk up as the Chinese market can be challenging. You can read about their testing times by clicking on the links below. Clydes breaks new ground in China with Chongqing joint venture The China paradox […]

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