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Canada amends Cannabis Act to include First Nations

By Cam Cameron On September, 27, 2018, Bill-36 (the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018) was introduced by the Ontario government. If passed, it will, inter alia, enact the Cannabis License Act, 2018, and amend the Cannabis Act, 2017 as well as the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017. We anticipate that First Nations will generally […]

Canada: Cannabis brand launch checklist

By Natalie S. Rizkalla-Kamel, Monique M. Couture With the legalization of recreational cannabis set for October 17, 2018, cannabis companies are flooding the Canadian trademarks register with an array of new trademark applications. In 2018 alone, over 1700 trademark applications were filed in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) in association with goods and services containing the […]

Where we are now with e-conveyancing and electronic mortgage deeds?

By Christina Gill In a consultation paper published in August 2018 the Law Commission has sought to address legal uncertainty surrounding the electronic execution of documents, which is causing practical problems in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven business world. For example, whilst basic contracts can be validly formed without any documentation or formality, other contracts and legal documents must comply with […]

Guide to implement new internship rules in Romania

By Amalia Surugiu, Amalia Surugiu The internship contract is an alternative tool by which a company provides a student or trainee the opportunity to work in the company to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in a specific field, with a view to possible employment after the internship is complete. The template documents necessary to put […]

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The failure of a Jersey law discretionary trust to act in a non-partisan manner in relation to a 2006 divorce case in the English High Court led the Royal Court of Jersey to direct that the trustee give effect to the English court’s order. In April 2006, the Royal Court of Jersey directed the trustee […]

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After being made up to head of legal while still in his twenties, Lloyd’s of London general counsel Sean McGovern has exceeded the insurance giant’s expectations. When Sean McGovern joined the legal ­practice at Lloyd’s of London in 1996 he was just 26. In 2000 he was promoted to head of legal and in 2003 […]

Moore Blatch joins hunt for South West merger

Moore Blatch has joined the consolidation trail in the South West and is looking for a merger partner. It is understood that the ;firm ;has ;made tentative approaches to four West Country firms, including ;Bath-based Thring Townsend Lee & ­Pembertons and Plymouth-­headquartered Foot Anstey. Moore Blatch managing partner David Thompson said the firm had both […]

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After a relatively quiet first half to the year, the offshore legal profession is on the move again. Isle of Man firm Cains is opening in Singapore and Collas Day is moving into London. Harneys has merged with Cayman firm CS Gill & Co to give it a base on the island, while Maitland Group […]

DWS names non-executive board member

Denton Wilde Sapte has appointed former Ernst & Young ­chairman Nick Land as its external non-executive board member. Land, who is also on the boards of Vodafone and Royal Dutch Shell, takes over from Geoffrey Howe, who stepped down in 2007 due to his growing obligations as ­chairman of Nationwide Building ­Society. Dentons chairman James […]

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