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Quarterly legal update for international businesses contracting under English law


Across the globe, English law has become the governing law of choice for many cross-border transactions. In the Middle East it is estimated that English law governs two thirds of all M&A transactions and around half of all JV arrangements.

For international businesses that contract under English law, or which otherwise have interests in the UK, it is important to keep up to date with developments which might affect how they do business. To help with that, we produce a quarterly legal update on a range of topics, from warranty breaches, confidentiality agreements and common issues in joint venture arrangements, to principles of consequential loss, injunctive relief and penalty clauses. Whilst these updates are not intended to be exhaustive, and are no substitute for taking legal advice, they are intended to help local counsel keep up with key developments which could affect the contracts they enter into.

If you would like further details on any of the matters discussed the updates (links below), please feel free to get in touch.

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CMS Legal Update - Summer 2015
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CMS Legal Update - Spring 2015
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