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James Robinson v P E Jones (Contractors) Ltd: concurrent contractual liability and tortious liability
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2011

On the difficult question of whether tortious liability can arise concurrently with a contractual duty of care where loss is purely economic, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales has, in respect of construction contracts, reconciled the current conflicting strands of authorities and says that it should now be regarded as settled law that a builder or vendor of a building does not, by reason of his contract to construct or complete a building, automatically assume any liability in the tort of negligence in relation to economic loss arising from defects in the building.


MGB Printing and Design Lltd v Kall Kwik UK Ltd 2010 EWHC 624 (QB)
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • June 3 2010

MGB Printing and Design (MGB) entered negotiations to purchase an existing printing franchise with the franchisor, Kall Kwik UK Ltd (Kall Kwik).


Exclusion clauses: reasonableness and severability
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • January 15 2010

In Lobster Group Ltd v Heidelberg Graphic Equipment Ltd 2009 EWHC 1919 (TCC), on a claim for damages for defects in a printing press designed and manufactured by the first Defendant, Heidelberg, and hired from the second Defendant, Close Asset Finance (CAF), Mr Justice Ramsey ruled that the unreasonableness of a sub-clause excluding liability for direct loss and damage in an exclusion clause that was otherwise reasonable rendered the whole clause "unreasonable".


The Bribery Bill
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • December 3 2009

Businesses are advised to monitor the progress of the Bribery Bill, currently on the UK Government’s official agenda.


Choice of law clauses for non-contractual claims the impact of Rome II
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • March 30 2009

A recent European Union Regulation (EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 8642007, known as Rome II) allows parties to commercial contracts to choose the law that will apply to certain non-contractual disputes between them.


Exclusive jurisdiction clause
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • February 27 2009

In Middle Eastern Oil LLC v National Bank of Abu Dhabi 2008 EWHC 2895 (Comm) the High Court of England and Wales stayed English proceedings after finding that a banking agreement conferred exclusive jurisdiction on the courts of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).


Overview of the Companies Act 2006 key provisions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • September 21 2007

Provisions coming into force on 1 October 2007 will have an immediate impact on businesses’ day-to-day operations.


Philipp Werner
  • McDermott Will & Emery


Francesco Mattina
  • McDermott Will & Emery