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Commercial Law Handbook 2nd ed

Edited by: David Berry

ISBN13: 9781784461133
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781853287237
Published: August 2018
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £110.00

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Written by an authoritative team of contributors from Charles Russell Speechlys, the Commercial Law Handbook examines the structure of the most commonly encountered transactions and provides a checklist of the terms that need to be included in the agreements and an analysis of the issues that need to be considered when drafting them.

The book includes:

  • an overview of the considerations that will underpin any commercial agreement, including basic contract law, choice of jurisdiction and the allocation of risk between the parties
  • detailed consideration of all the key types of agreement, ranging from agency, distribution and franchising agreements through to joint ventures and agreements for services and the sale and supply of goods
  • discrete chapters on competition law and the resolution of commercial disputes
  • practitioner’s checklists for specific types of agreement
  • a checklist of boilerplate provisions.
This new second edition covers the following developments:

  • Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Rome I Regulation on governing law
  • Recast Brussels Regulation on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments
  • Office of Fair Trading succeeded by Competition & Markets Authority
  • case law clarifying rights of agents and operation of Commercial Agents Regulations
  • perspectives on the potential impact of Brexit.
The emphasis is on the structure of the deals as they are recorded in contracts by commercial lawyers. The book addresses the structures that they habitually impose when they are asked to record a transaction, the issues that those lawyers should be considering in conjunction with their clients and the jargon that informs the way in which business people negotiate the transactions between themselves and describe them to their lawyers.

Commercial Law
1. Introduction: what is a commercial contract and how to draft one
2. Services agreements
3. Sale and supply of goods agreements
4. Distribution agreements
5. Agency agreements
6. Licensing and franchising agreements
7. Joint ventures
8. The competition law aspects
9. Resolution of commercial disputes