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UCTA reasonableness test may apply even where contract is only partly on standard terms
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 26 2016

The High Court has found that the requirement of reasonableness imposed by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA) can apply in circumstances where


Settlement Agreements: Holding HMRC to its word
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 20 2016

During their oral evidence to the PAC, Dame Lin Homer and Edward Troup (the "Commissioners") said as follows : "...although it is a settlement, if


United Kingdom - Key recent updates and hot topics
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 17 2016

In this edition of our corporate newsletter, we have selected 2 key changes in UK corporate law which will require many of our Japanese clients'


英国最近の主要動向と話題のトピック
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 17 2016

本稿では英国における会社法関連の二つの主要な改正事項と その他二つの重要なトピックを取り上げます前者は日本における 多くのクライアントに積極的な法令遵守を義務付けるこ


Court of Appeal finds parties bound by unsigned agreement despite express term requiring execution by both parties
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 13 2016

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the Commercial Court which found that a party had accepted the terms of an agreement by its conduct


David Cameron announces potential new corporate offences for “failure to prevent” economic crime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 13 2016

Writing in the Guardian ahead of the anti-corruption summit of world leaders on 12 May, David Cameron announced the government's intention to create


Potential confusion about Modern Slavery Act reporting requirements
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 11 2016

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the MSA), enacted in March 2015 to much fanfare, is potentially landmark legislation due to the vast range of businesses


A reminder of the need to comply carefully with contractual requirements in notifying warranty claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 10 2016

In a recent decision, the High Court struck out claims for breach of warranty on the basis that they were not notified in accordance with the


Court of Appeal expresses view that contract requiring amendments to be in writing may nevertheless be amended informally
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 5 2016

The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court's interpretation of an exclusive Supply Agreement, finding that the judge's interpretation was not


Court of Appeal decision confirms stay may be granted despite forum non conveniens waiver clause but precise basis uncertain
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 4 2016

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the Commercial Court refusing a stay of English proceedings where the contracts contained a