Agreement not enforceable where negotiations for connected package of contracts had broken down | Edwards Wildman Palmer UK LLP

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In the recent case of Destiny 1 Ltd v Lloyds TSB Bank plc [2011] the Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether Judge Richard Seymour QC was correct to reject a claim that a legally binding contract had been created where that agreement was one of many in a ‘contractual package’ and the negotiations …

Licensing appeals in the spotlight | Kingsley Napley LLP

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Licensing decisions by local authorities and regulatory bodies can have a very significant commercial impact for those entities and individuals that they affect. It is not surprising therefore that, depending upon the sector and context, appeals are common. This in turn gives rise to possible financial, and potentially reputational, risk for the decision-making bodies themselves. …

Araci v Fallon – are all bets off for American Cyanamid? | Macfarlanes

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On Saturday 4 June 2011 the Court of Appeal granted a prohibitory injunction preventing Kieren Fallon, one of the best known flat-racing jockeys in the country, from racing in the most prestigious event of the flat-racing calendar, the Epsom Derby. This article discusses the Court of Appeal’s decision. It then goes on to consider the …

Resolution of domain name disputes in Vietnam | Rouse

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With nearly one-third of the Vietnamese population online, the role of the internet in both domestic and international commerce has grown substantially in recent years. According to The Economist, one-quarter of Vietnamese enterprises has used the internet to receive and place orders, with 12% using internet marketplaces to trade goods.1 While trade names serve to …