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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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Santa’s grotty

What do the following have in common: hair dye; lacy knickers; breath freshener; and alcohol? Well, besides being the key ingredients for a good night out in Southend, they’re also the items to avoid if you’re buying a Secret Santa present this year. Who says so? The killjoys over at Lewis Hymanson Small say so, […]

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Linklaters is UK’s most diverse firm, says exclusive research

Linklaters’ progressive workplace policies have led it to be crowned this year’s most diverse firm. The accolade is the result of annual research carried out by the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) for its fifth Diversity League Table (DLT), published exclusively by The Lawyer. Linklaters managing partner Simon Davies said building a diverse, inclusive culture was […]

Gleiss Lutz adds three partners to equity

Herbert Smith alliance firm Gleiss Lutz has promoted three associated partners in Germany into the equity. Employment lawyer Christian Arnold, corporate lawyer Michael Burian and tax specialist Stefan Mayer will all become full partners at the firm as of 1 January 2011. Arnold and Burian both practise in Gleiss Lutz’s Stuttgart office, specialising in collective […]

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