Do we have an agreement? | The In-House Lawyer

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An agreement will not be considered a legally binding contract unless the agreement is ‘complete’. However, an agreement will not always be deemed ‘incomplete’ simply because it is missing certain terms. In the recent decision of Karim Frederick Dhahani v Serge Crasnianski[2011], the High Court was asked to consider whether the parties had entered into …

Practice issues taken from an ongoing civil trade mark infringement action in Saudi Arabia | Rouse

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This article discusses a trade mark infringement case to illustrate several practical issues that are likely to be of interest to anyone involved in, or contemplating, trade mark action in Saudi Arabia. Although the case raises interesting issues of substantive law, these are better left for discussion when the final outcome of the case is …

Severe weather events present significant challenges for insurance market | Holman Fenwick Willan

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The number and severity of natural disasters so far in 2011 is unprecedented: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South and North America have all been hugely affected. This article looks at how the Australian insurance market has responded to losses as a result of the Queensland flooding and also look at how the London market is …

Simplification and reduction of burdens for Dutch companies with share capital

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In the near future some significant changes will be made to Dutch corporate law, with the chief aim of achieving greater simplicity and reducing the burden for businesses. This article will discuss several expected changes that will specifically affect private companies with limited liability (BVs) and public companies with limited liability (NVs). Some of these …

Barr v Biffa [2011]: is permit compliance a defence to private nuisance? | Burges Salmon

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In April the High Court handed down a landmark judgment on the interaction between the environmental permitting regime and private nuisance. In Barr & ors v Biffa Waste Services Ltd (No 3) [2011] (also known as the Westmill Landfill Group Litigation), the court held that compliance with an environmental permit may be a defence to …