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Gordon Drakes

Parties which deliberately and wilfully breach contracts can rely on broad exclusion or limitation of liability clauses

Corporate & Commercial - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

A recent High Court case has provided reassurance that the courts will continue to respect and enforce clearly drafted exclusion and limitation of liability clauses, even broad ones, unless to do so would have the effect of excluding all liability for all breach or would reduce one party's obligations to a mere declaration of intent.

Victoria Grogan

I don't need a will – do I?

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

Whether an individual needs a will really depends on whether they are happy for their estate to pass in accordance with the law or in accordance with their own wishes – which may differ significantly.

Sarah Taylor

'Could versus would' approach to inventive step assessment in medical device case

Healthcare & Life Sciences - United Kingdom
Pinsent Masons

In a recent case concerning a patent directed to part of an ostomy bag, the High Court considered the statutory approach to assessing obviousness in patent law, confirming that, ultimately, the question to be addressed is whether the claims involve an inventive step.

Zhigang Zhu

SPC publishes six exemplary cases relating to punitive damages

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In China, decisions in which punitive damages are claimed and supported by the court are becoming increasingly frequent.

Tim Yimin Liu

Chinese court system: China International Commercial Court

Litigation - China
Global Law Office

In 2018 a new mechanism for international commercial disputes resolution was introduced: the China International Commercial Court.

Mira Todorovic Symeonides

DESFA appointed as balancing forecasting party

Energy & Natural Resources - Greece
Rokas Law Firm

The Energy Regulatory Authority has designated the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator SA as the balancing forecasting party for the Hellenic national natural gas system zone, in compliance with EU Commission Regulation 312/2014 on establishing a Network Code on Gas Balancing of Transmission Networks.

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