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  1. Legal news
    09 July 2020
    UK: Coronavirus and Business Interruption (BI) Insurance: do you have coverage?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/coronavirus-and-business-interruption-bi-insurance

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial and widespread disruption to businesses across the UK, preventing many from operating in their entirety. Consequently, business owners may look to recover some of their ...

  2. Legal news
    17 September 2019
    Solving Consumer Disputes after a 'no deal' Brexit – Changes to your T&C's
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/solving-consumer-disputes-after-a-no-deal-brexit

    As part of the Government's efforts to help businesses prepare for the possibility of the UK exiting the European Union without a deal on 31st October 2019 it has recently published a paper entitled Consumer rights and ...

  3. Legal news
    28 April 2021
    Pass the mustard: Incorrect advice found in a newspaper regarding a horseradish herbal remedy is not a "defective product" under the EU Product Liability Directive (AG's opinion)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/pass-the-mustard-incorrect-advice-found-in-a-newspaper-regarding-a-horseradish-herbal-remedy-is-not

    Case: VI v KRONE-Verlag Gesselschaft mbH & Co KG (Case C-65/20) ECLI:EU:C:2021:298 An Austrian case, being considered by the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), has been reviewed by Advocate General Hogan (AG) – who has ...

  4. Legal news
    14 January 2020
    English High Court holds that operator of laser hair removal clinics entitled to recover damages for loss of profits in successful breach of collateral warranty claim
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/english-high-court-holds-that-operator-of-laser-hair

    In the recent case of New York Laser Clinic v Naturastudios Limited [2019] EWHC 2892 (QB) the High Court upheld established principles in a successful claim for damages for a breach of collateral warranty and negligent ...

  5. Legal news
    29 January 2020
    A salutary reminder of the importance of following internal policies when negotiating purchase agreements by email
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/a-reminder-of-the-importance-of-following-internal-policies-when-negotiating-purchase-agreements

    In Athena Brands Ltd v Superdrug Stores Plc [2019] EWHC 3503 (Comm), the English Commercial Court handed down a decision granting summary judgment in favour of cosmetics manufacturer Athena Brands Ltd, the Claimant, ...

  6. Legal news
    18 April 2018
    How to Brexit-proof your boiler plate clauses
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/how-to-brexit-proof-your-boiler-plate-clauses

    With Brexit, just spending a few moments thinking about the boiler plate clauses in your commercial agreements of could save you time and more importantly money in the long term.

  7. Legal news
    09 February 2021
    UK Supreme Court unanimously finds in favour of policyholders in landmark COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-supreme-court-covid19-business-interruption-insurance-test-case

    A landmark decision from the UK Supreme Court has found in favour of business interruption insurance policyholders and widened the scope of policies which may now provide coverage for losses caused by the COVID-19 ...

  8. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    A new EU Directive signals the start of collective actions on behalf of the EU consumer
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/a-new-eu-directive-signals-the-start-of-collective-actions-on-behalf-of-the-eu-consumer

    The EU has just passed a new Directive which aims to harmonise collective redress mechanisms for consumers across all Member States. This is a watershed moment for European class actions. We examine how the Directive ...

  9. Legal news
    27 May 2020
    A salutary reminder of the importance of following internal policies when negotiating purchase agreements by email
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/a-salutary-reminder-of-the-importance-of-following-internal-policies

    As the shift to home working looks like it is here to stay, at least for the next few months, it is more important than ever that employees follow internal policies when negotiating new contracts. In Athena Brands Ltd v ...

  10. Legal news
    28 October 2020
    France: Losses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: the battle is intensifying between insurers and merchants before the French courts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/france/losses-incurred-as-a-result-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-the-battle-is-intensifying-between-insurers

    After a widely reported first decision issued by the Paris Commercial Court on 22 May 2020 in the Rostang vs. Axa France case, disputes between insurers and merchants (in most instances, restaurateurs) before the French ...