French legislative overview
Legalization of cannabis is a recurrent topic in France, which has reached a new milestone under the pressure of the changes underway in other European countries.
Welcome to the fourth edition of Corporate and commercial disputes review, in which we examine developments that are likely to affect our corporate clients.
Since the UK’s vote to leave the European Union in June, Brexit has become a key area of interest for companies across all industries. From a disputes perspective, we look at how Brexit could impact upon exclusive jurisdiction clauses, service of process and enforcement of judgments and see why, practically, there is likely to be little material change.
Away from Brexit, we examine several key recent cases, including decisions of the Supreme Court on illegality, retention of title and termination of agency arrangements. We also review two important decisions concerning repudiatory breach and directors’ duties.
In other areas affecting companies, we look at establishing a culture of compliance and the rules governing witness preparation in Germany.
Finally, we consider a recent landmark decision on the recovery of third party funding costs in arbitration and the possible impact for the future of this growing area.
Welcome to the 20th Issue of Norton Rose Fulbright’s flagship journal for the food and agribusiness sector, Cultivate.