High Court underlines need to consider scope of agency in considering whether documents to which agent has access are in principal’s control

In a recent decision, the High Court has held that the documents of a claimant’s creditor were not in the claimant’s control for the purposes of disclosure. Although two employees of the creditor acted as the claimant’s agent in conducting the litigation, that did not mean that all the documents to which they had access … Read more

The UK will join the Singapore Convention – so what now?

The UK government announced last week that it will sign and ratify the Singapore Convention, which establishes a global framework for the direct enforcement of mediated settlements of cross-border commercial disputes. Many UK and foreign businesses are now turning their minds to what that means for international commercial disputes with a UK connection. For more … Read more

Italy to enact EU class action framework

The Italian Government has recently approved the draft legislative decree (Draft Bill) for the translation into domestic law of the EU Collective Redress Directive, The Draft Bill represents another step towards the strengthening of Italy’s collective action regime. It will amend the Italian Consumer Code to allow qualified entities to take representative actions to protect the … Read more

Drafting contracts – key lessons from 2022

Our Corporate team’s recently published annual contract law update briefing considers a number of interesting contract law cases from 2022 which highlight key points for those involved in drafting or managing contracts. The cases chosen deal with formation, exclusion and limitation clauses, good faith, unexpected events and termination. In each case there is a brief … Read more