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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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Lawyers’ salaries catch up with investment bankers’

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Can clients come too?

Will building my own practice be too much of a challenge? Will I be able to take my clients with me? How should I manage the change? QUESTION I’m a partner at a national firm, but have just been offered a great opportunity to move to a US firm and build a practice from scratch. […]

Paul Weiss satisfied with modest growth

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison’s chairman Alfred Youngwood claimed yesterday (6 February) that his firm was “very happy” with the modest 4 per cent growth in profits per equity partner (PEP) his firm posted for the 2007 financial year. PEP rose to $2.6m (£1.32m) last year from $2.5m (£1.27m) in 2006 while revenue per […]

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Lawyers and a reality cheque

One of the most depressing comments I heard recently was by an otherwise highly intelligent and engaging magic circle corporate partner. “Us lawyers are at the bottom of the pile now,” he said, referring to his remuneration.He earns, dear reader, more than £1m a year. One of the most depressing comments I heard recently was […]

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