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EU Cyber Crime Directive takes a tougher stance against attacks on information systems

European Union - October 17 2013 On 3 September 2013, new EU Directive 2013/40 on attacks against information systems (the "Directive") came into force. The Directive aims to tackle…

Nick Pantlin, Loretta Pugh, Christine Young.

Not subject to contract: RTS Flexible Systems v Muller

United Kingdom - May 13 2010 Despite the parties never signing a formal written agreement, in RTS Flexible Systems Ltd v Molkerei Alois Muller Gmbh & Company KG the Supreme Court found that an agreement had come into effect on the basis of a letter of intent, notwithstanding that it was expressed to be "subject to contract".

Nick Pantlin, Ruth Wilson.

Will an exclusion clause protect a party intentionally breaching a contract?

United Kingdom - October 27 2009 The High Court case of Internet Broadcasting Corporation Ltd (t/a NETTV) and NETTV Hedge Funds Ltd (formerly MARHedge TV Ltd) v MAR LLC (t/a MARHedge) [2009] EWHC 844 represents a notable development in the law on exclusion clauses.

Nick Pantlin, Sarah Samuel-Gibbon.

High Court considers meaning of direct and indirect loss

United Kingdom - March 31 2011 In the recent case of McCain Foods (GB) Ltd v Eco-Tec (Europe) Ltd, the Technology and Construction Court has once again had to consider the meaning of direct and indirect loss, leading to another judgment which shows that it is dangerous for suppliers to assume that excluding "indirect loss" will protect them from large claims for financial loss.

Nick Pantlin, Miriam Shears.

TMT past, present and future: UK/EU review of 2012 and preview of 2013

European Union, United Kingdom - January 15 2013 No duty to monitor" extended to social networks: In February 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") ruled that the owner of an…

Kate Brimsted, Nick Elverston, Miriam Everett, Amanda Hale, Nick Pantlin.