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English Court of Appeal clarifies when a parent company will be liable for the actions of its subsidiary

United Kingdom - February 19 2018 The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in the case of Okpabi and others v Royal Dutch Shell Plc and another. The case raised important issues…

Jonathan Cohen

COVID-19 Contractual performance - Force Majeure clauses and other options: a global perspective

United Kingdom - March 20 2020 This legal update describes options that may be available to parties to contracts affected by COVID-19. In particular, we focus on the concept of…

Dr. Marco Wilhelm, Reginald R. Goeke, Ian K. Lewis, Isabelle van Sambeck, LL.M., Brad L. Peterson, Steven Tran, Emilie Vasseur, Elfie J.Y. Wang

English Court of Appeal considers the effect of the words "subject to contract"

United Kingdom - November 27 2020 The English Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment in the case of Joanne Properties Limited v Moneything Capital Limited and…

Jonathan Cohen, Mark Stefanini

The art of termination: how to protect your right to common law damages

United Kingdom - February 2 2018 In Phones 4u Ltd (In Administration) ("Phones 4u") v EE Ltd ("EE"), the English Commercial Court had to decide whether EE could claim for "loss of…

Zahra-Rose Khawaja

“No Oral Modification” clause legally effective, Supreme Court holds

United Kingdom - May 18 2018 On Wednesday (16 May), the Supreme Court handed down its Judgment in Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited [2018] UKSC 24…

Jonathan Cohen, Daniel Cook, Ian McDonald