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By Richard Farnhill
The European Commission has been considering various alternatives aimed at, to a greater or lesser extent, harmonising the various systems of European contract law.
By Allen & Overy
The European Parliament, in a vote of its 736 members plenary today, with an overwhelming majority (521 in favour, 145 against, 8 abstentions) backed optional EU-wide rules for businesses and consumers who are concluding contracts in the Single Market.
By Camilla Macpherson
If something goes wrong in your business, don't forget to think about possible insurance cover. Could you have an insurance claim? If so, you need to notify your insurer - and quickly.
By Jason Rix
Twitter is both a source and subject of the news whether it be for super-injunctions, the election in Iran or Lady Gaga having 10 million followers.
By Bénédicte Chesnelong
The Green Paper published last July by Viviane Reding as Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship aims at reviving the old debate on a European contract law.
By Karen Birch, Amy Edwards, Jason Rix
In the important decision in NML Capital Ltd v Argentina [2011] UKSC 31, 6 July 2011, the Supreme Court considered whether Argentina was immune from the English courts’ jurisdiction to recognise and enforce a judgment obtained against it by NML in New York.
By Camilla Macpherson
In Omega Proteins Ltd v Aspen Insurance UK Ltd [2010] EWHC 2280, 10 September 2010, is a case which explores what happens when a policy of liability insurance contains an exclusion in respect of liability arising under a contract, "unless such liability would have attached in the absence of that contract".
By Camilla Macpherson
Traditionally, insurance contracts have included arbitration clauses as their mechanism for dispute resolution, rather than litigation in the courts.
By Allen & Overy
Good morning ladies and gentlemen. It’s a great pleasure to see before me today the leading figures in UK commercial legal services and share with you my views on the future of litigation.
By Allen & Overy
Keynote Speech at the Conference "Towards a European Contract Law" co-organised by the Study Centre for Consumer Law of the Catholic University of Leuven and the Centre for European Private Law of the University of Münster
By Camilla Macpherson
With less than a year to go until the Olympic Games open next Summer, the organisers are probably experiencing one or two sleepless nights.
By Allen & Overy
In this response we refer to the draft code at annex IV of the feasibility study as the OI (for "optional instrument") or draft code.
By Jason Rix
The tri-partite pincer movement by Viviane Reding (Vice President of the Commission) from Luxembourg, Diana Wallis MEP (Vice President of the European Parliament) from the UK, and Klaus-Heiner Lehne MEP (Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs) from Germany looks set to make European contract law a reality soon.
By Philip Wood
Most of the current discussions about the nationalisation of the banks deal with the ideology, e.g. whether governments can run banks properly, whether this is creeping socialism and the like. This is a continuation of the discussion which has been going on for a long time and which we are simply repeating.
By Philip Wood
One of the issues which caused consternation in relation to the insolvency of Lehman Brothers was the fate of securities held by a prime broker in custody for its clients.