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Side letters and intention to create legal relations – an agreement to agree or binding contract?

United Kingdom - July 18 2012 The Court of Appeal considered a side letter was unenforceable as an agreement to agree with no certainty as to its terms and a lack of intention to create legal relations between the parties.

Ben Bruton.

Settlement agreements: get your release clause right

United Kingdom - July 18 2012 A settlement agreement entered into between two parties was concerned only with rights as between those parties and did not extend to any third-party rights which one party subsequently acquired.

Ben Bruton.

Eversheds' Spotlight - the global financial services disputes and investigations (FSDI) briefing - April 2014

European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom - April 17 2014 France has recently created a new role in the prosecution office, a Public Prosecutor specifically for financial offences with national jurisdiction…

TMT Legal Update: Commercial agreements -v- commercial reality: Supreme Court further develops principles of contractual interpretation?

United Kingdom - May 2 2012 The case of Rainy Sky S.A. and others v Kookmin Bank [2011] provides further useful guidance on the approach the Courts will take when interpreting a contract and highlights how the Courts will use the concept of “business common sense”.

Andrew Legg.

Financial Institutions E-briefing: In what circumstances can a professional owe a duty of care to a third party?

United Kingdom - November 5 2012 The High Court has provided guidance on the circumstances in which professional advisers owe a duty of care to third parties.

Ben Bruton.