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Commercial & Technology

Boilerplate Clauses: Entire Agreement

Boilerplate Clauses: Entire Agreement Key Contact: Cristina Benezet The entire agreement clause (or whole agreement clause) is one of the most important boilerplate clauses. It has received extensive analysis by the courts and has been frequently subject of litigation. The purpose of an entire agreement clause should be to afford certainty as to what has been agreed and to reduce the risk...
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Summer 2021: Navigating the travel traffic light system

Summer 2021: Navigating the travel traffic light system Key Contact: Cristina Benezet Author: Tom Geen The recent demotion of Portugal from the green list characterises the current uncertainty faced by holidaymakers and the travel industry alike.  The lack of clarity and assurance from the government has meant that organising holidays to foreign countries is currently...
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Non-Disclosure Agreements

Non-Disclosure Agreements Key Contact: Cristina Benezet Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are fundamental to protecting a company’s vital confidential and proprietary information and are used regularly in the corporate and commercial world. They are an essential tool for managing the disclosure of sensitive business information both internally and to other parties, particularly in connection with exploring new...
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Non-Fungible Tokens: Boom or Bust?

An NFT is a crypto asset with unique properties. Most NFTs are powered by Ethereum blockchain technology; in simple terms, an NFT is a digital token or a digital record that represents ‘ownership’ of a specific digital item using a unique code that verifies authenticity. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the new craze. But are they...
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Boilerplate Clauses: Giving Force To Your Contract

Boilerplate Clauses: Giving Force To Your Contract Key Contact: Rachelle Sellek Boilerplate clauses, sometimes referred to as “standard”, “general” or “miscellaneous” clauses, may seem not so essential in commercial contracts, as they are generally relegated to the bottom of commercial agreements. However, these clauses have a ‘raison d’ être’ and can provide important protection for...
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A Journey Through Business Cultures And Contract Law

A Journey Through Business Cultures And Contract Law Author: Cristina Benezet What is International Trade? International trade is the exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders or territories driven by a need or want of goods or services. Although international trade has existed throughout history, the last few decades have seen an acceleration...
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Supply chain delays and the reasonableness of risk-sharing

Supply chain delays and the reasonableness of risk-sharing Key Contact: Cristina Benezet Earlier this year, research conducted by Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply found new Brexit customs requirements and extra Covid-19 protocols were the primary causes of delays for many firms based in GB importing goods from the EU. An increase in customs paperwork, the...
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FCA publishes indicators on assessing fitness and propriety

FCA publishes indicators on assessing fitness and propriety Key Contact: Rachelle Sellek The Senior Managers and Certification Regime On 9 December 2019, the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) replaced the Approved Persons Regime (APR) for solo-regulated firms. The regime requires firms to review, assess and certify that certain individuals are ‘fit’ and ‘proper’ to...
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How Do You Define A “Pandemic”?

How Do You Define A “Pandemic”? Key Contact: Rachelle Sellek Clauses in contracts such as force majeure, business continuity and material adverse change are increasingly attempting to deal with the threat of a pandemic and to minimise its effects on a party’s business.  However, how is a “pandemic” defined? You may think that it is...
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Emerging Tech in Streamlining Middle Eastern Businesses

Kokila Alagh: Founder of KARM Legal, Member of MENA Fintech Board, Discusses Role of Emerging Tech in Streamlining Middle Eastern Businesses Karm Legal Advisers, our UAE associate firm, has been nominated for Middle East Law Firm of the Year by the International Financial Law Review. Karm specialises in technology and emerging markets law and has...
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