A month of moves in Asia Pacific

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On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act came into force, significantly expanding the nature of the health and safety obligations owed by employers and businesses in Alberta. This article focuses on one of the areas in which changes have been made: the expansion of the types of entities that have […]

Use of injunction in modern trespass cases

By Leanne Norton and Lucy Shepherd In two recent cases of trespass, injunctions have been the preferred remedy rather than possession. An injunction is a court order that requires a party to do a specific act, or to refrain from doing a specific act. Injunctions are a discretionary remedy and an interim injunction might be […]

Adjudication watch June 2018: what you need to know

In this latest ‘Adjudication Watch’ our construction team provides updates on significant adjudication decisions: Mailbox (Birmingham) Ltd v Galliford Try Building Ltd (formerly known as Galliford Try Construction Ltd) [2017] Christopher Linnett Ltd and Mr Christopher Linnett v Matthew J Harding [2017] Baldwin and another v J R Pickstock Ltd [2017] Victory House General Partner […]

Messi scores important victory in longrunning EU trademark dispute

The General Court of the European Union ruled that the Barcelona and Argentina football star Lionel Andrés Messi, can register his European Union trade mark (EUTM) application for ‘MESSI’ in classes 3, 9, 14, 16, 25 and 28 (covering a wide range of products including fragrances, jewellery, clothing and sports equipment) notwithstanding an opposition led […]

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Berwin Leighton Paisner names DLA’s Bob Charlton as Asia head and Hong Kong MP

Berwin Leighton Paisner has hired former DLA Piper Asia Pacific head Bob Charlton as its new head of Asia and Hong Kong managing partner. Charlton will join the firm in October and move to Hong Kong in January, making him the sixth partner in its office since it launched in 2011 in association with Michael […]

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No5 Chambers employment barrister Mugni Islam-Choudhury will present part of a seminar hosted by Birmingham Law Society on effective employment tribunal advocacy, to be held on 9 October at Shoosmiths in Birmingham. The seminar will be split into two parts. First, judge Colin Goodier will give some tips on ‘dos and don’ts’ in an employment […]

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Wilson Sonsini says tech employee insider trading charges are ‘deeply disturbing’

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati employee Dmitri Braverman was arrested yesterday after allegedly stealing privileged information and selling it for an approximate total of $300,000 between 2010 and 2013. Wilson Sonsini spokesperson Courtney Dorman said in a statement to The Lawyer: “Yesterday’s charges against a staff member are deeply disturbing to say the least. Client confidentiality […]

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