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Penalty Clauses: Has the Supreme Court finally clarified when a clause may amount to a penalty and is therefore unenforceable?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2016

The question of whether a clause in a contract amounts to a penalty, and is therefore unenforceable, has long been uncertain. This issue was


"Cristal" clear: CRISTAL champagne trade mark found by the UK courts to be infringed by CRISTALINO
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 22 2016

The High Court of England and Wales found that Champagne Louis Roederer's CRISTAL marks registered for champagne and wines were infringed by J Garcia


A thorny issue: Court rejects interest rate swap mis-selling claim
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2016

The High Court has considered yet another 'mis-selling' claim brought against a bank concerning an interest rate swap and, consistent with previous


Procurement challenges - some relief for disappointed bidders
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 4 2016

An unsuccessful bidder thinking of challenging the award of a public contract will have the odds stacked against it. In particular, the timeframe


Property Alliance Group v RBS: Deception prevents claim of Litigation Privilege
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 17 2015

On 20 November the latest judgment was handed down in the satellite litigation between Property Alliance Group Limited (PAG) and The Royal Bank of


Internationale newsletter Bird & Bird DesignWrites
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom
  • December 15 2015

DesignWrites is de internationale nieuwsbrief van de Bird & Bird IP Group waarin het laatste juridische nieuws op het gebied van modellenrecht wordt


Ut res magis valeat quam pereat and reconciling litigation and arbitration clauses in contracts
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 9 2015

In-house counsel are often faced with the difficult question of how to prioritise dispute resolution clauses which appear to contain conflicting


Bribery and Rehabilitation in the financial services sector - Standard Bank Plc provides the first example of a UK Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA)
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 8 2015

Last week the Crown Court declared that the first example of a DPA in England was in the interests of justice and that the agreed terms were fair


Bird & Bird & DesignWrites - December 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom
  • December 8 2015

In November 2011, OHIM’s Cancellation Division rejected H&M’s application, finding that the RCD was valid. H&M appealed but this was dismissed by


UK Employment Law Update - December 2015
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 7 2015

The Supreme Court has confirmed that section 188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 ("TULRCA"), which requires