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1 Chancery Lane | United Kingdom, European Union | 5 Jul 2016

The EU Divided - But not as we know it

The events of past weeks have brought into sharp focus the seemingly different attitudes held by a majority of the UK population compared to other EU


King & Wood Mallesons | United Kingdom | 11 Mar 2015

Doing business with foreign companies who has authority to sign contracts?

A recent English Court of Appeal decision provides a reminder of the need to investigate signing authorities carefully when contracting with foreign


Clayton Utz | United Kingdom | 30 Aug 2012

Does your choice of law for the contract extend to the international arbitration agreement?

Just because your contract specifies a governing law doesn't mean that law will apply to the parties' agreement to arbitrate disputes under that contract.


Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 28 Jun 2012

One contract; three laws

In the recent case of Sulamérica Cia Nacional de Seguros, S.A. and ors. v Enesa Engenharia, S.A. and ors. 2012 EWCA Civ 638, the English Court of Appeal has provided useful clarification regarding a tricky, but not uncommon, issue arising in relation to international contracts: namely, the interrelationship between the different systems of law governing different parts of a contract and its effect on the parties chosen method(s) for resolving disputes.


DMH Stallard LLP | United Kingdom | 21 Jul 2011

Duncombe v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families

Supreme Court holds that use of successive fixed-term contracts for up to 9 years for teachers in European Schools was objectively justified under the Fixed-term Employees Regulations.


Aird & Berlis LLP | Aird & McBurney LP | Canada | 15 Apr 2011

Choice of law clauses: what they do and don’t do

It is customary for agreements that are drafted by lawyers to have what is called a "choice of law clause."


Steptoe & Johnson LLP | United Kingdom | 6 Apr 2011

Jurisdiction for discrimination claims

British Airways plc v Mak and others 2011 EWCA Civ 184 The Court of Appeal has held in this case that a tribunal had jurisdiction to hear race and age discrimination claims brought by 16 cabin crew who were resident in Hong Kong but who served on flights between Hong Kong and London.


RPC | United Kingdom | 11 Mar 2011

Crosstown cannot ‘believe’ Cher composers get their copyright back

In November 2010 the Court of Appeal (Mummery LJ, Morgan J and Sir Paul Kennedy) dismissed an appeal against a High Court ruling allowing the Believe songwriters automatic reversion of their copyright following a material breach of contract by their publishers.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave) | USA | 29 Oct 2010

Employers may be liable for honoring prior employer’s non-compete agreement

In yet another troubling development for California employers, a Court of Appeal recently held that employers may be liable if they terminate an employee on the grounds that he or she has executed an unenforceable non-compete agreement with a former employer.


RPC | United Kingdom | 26 Mar 2010

Court of Appeal re-establishes traditional immunity from suit for foreign states

A recent Court of Appeal decision sheds light on the basis on which actions against foreign states can be enforced in the English courts.

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