UPCOMING EVENTS

6 November, Tuesday1st KCL TTIPills Series EventInvesting in a “Minefield”: Shareholder Voting in Chinese Securities…

Posted by KSLR Commercial & Financial Law Blog on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

THE MORRISONS APPEAL AND VICARIOUS LIABILITY:  DID THE COURT JUST BECOME AN ACCESSORY TO A CRIME?

Meera Manoj, Gujarat National Law University, India

The case of Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC (“Morrisons”) decided by the High Court on 12 December 2017[1] is significant for several reasons. In addition to being the first data breach class-action in the United Kingdom, it crucially imposes vicarious liability on Morrison’s Supermarket PLC for the criminal actions of its rogue employee despite the company having taken all reasonable precautions to guard against any data breach.[2] The High Court however granted Morrisons leave to appeal to avoid rendering itself ‘an accessory in furthering the perpetrator’s criminal aims’.[3] Continue reading

Upcoming Events – October 2018

The October Seminars & Events Bulletin is here! Check it out – super interesting stuff! The future of the commercial…

Posted by KSLR Commercial & Financial Law Blog on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

WAR IN OUR TIMES: THE END OF THE TRADING SYSTEM AS WE KNOW IT?

Meera Manoj, Gujarat National Law University, India

Introduction

A new kind of war has captured the world’s imagination of late: a war of global tariffs.

The “trade war”, as it has been loosely termed, began with the United States’ (“US”) imposition of additional tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum imports last March.[1] The measure was imposed as per an investigation conducted under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.[2] The US concluded that the continued import of these goods constituted a threat to its national security by weakening the internal economy, leaving it “almost totally reliant on foreign producers in case of a national emergency.”[3] Continue reading