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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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Taking the mike

A new source of amusement has arisen for Tulkinghorn at Government press conferences. Whereas in the old days hacks were forced to project their voices to ask a question, at the last couple of Department for Constitutional Affairs briefings there have been a couple of flunkies running around with microphones. Presumably the change is for […]

Mental block

A uniform international patent process is still years away, but some US law firms are taking matters into their own hands. Julian Crump and Carl Kukkonen report The international harmonisation of patent laws holds much promise for business, but while discussions within the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) remain stalled and the parallel process among […]

Norton Rose stands firm on strict exit strategy

Norton Rosestands firm on strict exit strategy” />Norton Rose is playing hardball with Herbert Smith as negotiations over a departure date for two Dubai-based partners enter a second month. Finance partners Nadim Khan and Zubair Mir quit Norton Rose in mid-October to launch Herbert Smith’s new Dubai office. But the duo, whose resignations have materially […]

Ashurst and RB complete Battersea Power Station sale

Ashurst and Richards Butler have negotiated the £400m sale of London’s iconic Battersea Power Station, transferring control of the derelict landmark from Hong Kong ownership to Irish investors. The sale is a boon for Ashurst, which is set to score the lucrative and high profile ongoing mandate for the £2bn redevelopment of the 38-acre site, […]

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