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"Best efforts" - "reasonable efforts" - "commercially reasonable efforts" - what do these terms mean?

Canada - June 7 2010 Agreements often refer to obligations being performed to a certain standard

Limitation of liability: consequential or indirect loss

United Kingdom - August 13 2009 Most types of energy-related contracts contain some form of clause seeking to limit the liability of one party or all parties for losses suffered by a party due to breaches of the contract

The 'indoor management rule' explained

Canada - April 1 2014 A person dealing with a corporation need not inquire about the formality of the internal proceedings of the corporation, but is entitled to assume that there has been compliance with the articles of association and bylaws

Just get on with it: more reasons to mediate (and a look at some of the excuses people use to avoid ADR)

United Kingdom - June 7 2017 The courts can sanction parties who unreasonably refuse to mediate their dispute or who fail to mediate where it is appropriate. So why do some

When does an easement benefit neighbouring land?

United Kingdom - June 9 2017 A right of way benefits specific land. However, can a right of way also be used for the benefit of neighbouring land? This was one of the issues

Three Steps When Using Outside Counsel for Ethics Compliance

USA - June 15 2017 Many law firms readily admit that ethics compliance can be a source of anxiety. Law firms often have to balance their day-to-day tasks inherent in

Ukraine: The rules regarding a combat of Internet piracy entered into force

Canada - June 15 2017 On 26 April 2017 amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Copyright and Related Rights” (the Law) and a number of other normative acts adopted by the

How are you responding to environmental incidents?

United Kingdom - June 15 2017 In March the Munich offices of international law firm Jones Day, were raided by prosecutors in the VW emissions investigation. This breach of the law

Ukraine: The rules regarding a combat of Internet piracy entered into force (Ukrainian)

Ukraine - June 15 2017 26 квітня 2017 року набрали чинності зміни до Закону України Про авторське право і суміжні права (Закон) і низки інших нормативних актів

Developer bonds and defect inspection regime postponed again

Australia - June 14 2017 The NSW Government has again postponed the commencement of the new developer bond and defect inspection regime under Part 11 of the Strata Schemes