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Do the UK’s interest on late payment rules apply to my international contract?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 8 2014

The UK High Court has given a useful ruling on when statutory interest can be charged on debts arising under contracts expressed to be subject to


Exclusive jurisdiction clause does not apply to non-parties to the agreement
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 29 2009

In Morgan Stanley & Co International Plc v China Haisheng Juice Holdings Co Ltd, the High Court considered whether an exclusive jurisdiction clause extended to claims made against a non-party to an agreement


High Court clarification of illegality defence
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 29 2009

As a matter of public policy, the courts will not allow a claimant to enforce an illegal contract or otherwise to benefit from his own wrongdoing


Courts required to assess of their own motion whether terms fair under UTCCR 1999
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Spain, United Kingdom
  • October 29 2009

In a reference from the Spanish courts in the case of Asturcom Telecomunicaciones SL v Maria Cristina Rodriguez Nogueira, the ECJ has considered whether, in proceedings involving a term in a consumer contract, a national court must consider of its own motion whether that term is unfair within the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Directive (9313EEC) (the Directive


High Court interprets and applies the Commercial Agents Regulations
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2009

In the case of Accentuate Limited v Asigra Inc, Mr Justice Tugendhat in the High Court interpreted and applied Regulations 17 and 19 of the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the Regulations), concerning the payment of compensation to an agent on termination of the agency contract


Agency continued even where agent no longer negotiating sales
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2009

In Claramoda Limited v Zoomphase Limited, the High Court was asked to determine the effective date of termination of an agency contract for the purposes of assessing whether compensation was payable under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the Regulations


High Court strikes out entire exclusion clause although only one sub-clause unreasonable
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2009

In Lobster Group Limited v Heidelberg Graphic Equipment Limited, the High Court has held that an unreasonable sub-clause in an exclusion clause rendered the entire clause unreasonable and unenforceable


Leave to appeal granted in Enviroco case
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 27 2010

The Supreme Court has granted Enviroco leave to appeal the Court of Appeal's decision in Enviroco Ltd v Farstad Supply AS


'Subject to contract' waived where parties performed before agreement signed
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2010

In RTS Flexible Systems v Molkerei Alois Müller GmbH, the Supreme Court has held that where a clause in a draft contract provided that the contract would not become effective until signed by the parties, the parties had waived that requirement by beginning work on the project


Court of Appeal reaffirms rule that without prejudice material may not be used as an aid to interpretation
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2010

In the case of Oceanbulk Shipping & Trading SA v TMT Asia Limited, the Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court's ruling and reaffirmed the rule that without prejudice material may not be put before a court to assist in the interpretation of a settlement agreement