Commercial contracts

Regulating the "wild west" of digital currencies, crypto-assets, ICOs and smart contracts

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The House of Commons Treasury Committee has just published its Report on Digital Currencies – or as it now prefers to call them "crypto-assets" as they are not really currencies at all, at least not at the moment. More …

Blockchain in real estate – what does the future hold?

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In this blog, we take a look at the potential impact on the real estate industry of the blockchain. More …

But you said it was ok….. Can you make a verbal agreement?

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Kanye West and Taylor Swift hit the headlines recently after a recording of a telephone call between them was released to the public. Although we do not know the full details of the conversation, the fall-out from it suggests that they reached an agreement of sorts or that consent was given for Kanye to make reference to Taylor in a song. More …

Incorporating by reference: key risks

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Many organisations have global supply arrangements or framework agreements with key subcontractors and suppliers. More …

Indemnities: a debt or damages claim?

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When asked to identify the distinguishing features of an indemnity, most practitioners will immediately comment that an indemnity is a debt claim and therefore not subject to the principles of general damages (i.e. mitigation and remoteness of loss). But is this generalisation correct? More …

Interpreting Contracts - meaning of ‘commercially reasonable’

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This is the third instalment of our Interpreting Contracts series, following on from Christian’s blog post “Interpreting contracts – can you vary a non-variation clause?” More …

Interpreting contracts - Can you vary a non-variation clause?

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No agreement would be complete without the customary “non-variation” clause sitting proudly amongst the boilerplate. More …

Interpreting contracts - No rescue from a bad bargain

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A recent case provides useful guidance from the Supreme Court on how the principle of “commercial common sense” should be applied when interpreting a written contract. More …