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Canada: Changes to daily operations under amended Occupational Health and Safety Act

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 changes to day-to-day operations of an employer to […]

GDPR: A pension trustee’s ongoing obligations

After months of preparing for GDPR, unfortunately the work does not stop now that the regulation has been implemented. Elements of the GDPR will require ongoing review and action. See our checklist below to make sure you are up to speed with your ongoing trustee GDPR obligations…

An easement or a lease – the court decides

By Deborah Gordon Brown and Michael Callaghan The High Court has decided that a document purporting to grant a lease of a right of way in fact created an easement. Background An easement is a right over one property that benefits another property, such as a right of way or a right to use a […]

Efficient arbitration – Part 1: Metrics

This is the first in a series of articles by Schoenherr focusing on efficiency in arbitration. The series explores various tools that serve to improve the efficiency of any given arbitration and so achieve a favourable outcome without wasting resources. But before exploring those tools we need to determine what efficient arbitration actually means…

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He may sleep easy at nights, but the US ban on internet gambling and restrictive tax and competition regimes mean William Hill GC Thomas Murphy has plenty to occupy his waking hours. William ;Hill ­general counsel and company secretary Thomas Murphy operates in a legal and regulatory minefield. As he explains: “Gambling is one of […]

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There may be rubles ahead

The increasing mobility of international families and its strain on relationships has made it necessary for private client lawyers to understand the complexities involved in dealing with international divorce. The wealthy need to plan for a variety of challenges – tax, business and economic risk, succession and trade. Unfortunately, many of those involved in London’s […]

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