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Canada: new occupational health and safety act expands scope of employer duties

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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Taylor Wessing continues French growth with former LeBoeuf Paris head

Taylor Wessing has boosted its French corporate offering with the hire of LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae’s former Paris managing partner Alain de Foucaud. De Foucaud is the firm’s 18th French partner, joining Taylor Wessing after a decade with LeBoeuf. He was co-managing partner of the US firm’s Paris office from its foundation in 1995 […]

Arnold & Porter global chief steps down for DC bar role

Arnold & Porter’s global managing partner James Sandman has stepped down after a decade as head of the Washington DC firm. Sandman was made Arnold & Porter’s managing partner on 10 November 1995 and is currently president-elect of the 82,000-member District of Columbia Bar. He will serve a one-year term as president of the District of Columbia Bar from […]

Eversheds and Sonnenschein come together for Beatles’ battle with EMI

Eversheds and Sonnenschein come together for Beatles’ battle with EMI” />Eversheds and US firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal have launched a two-pronged attack on record giant EMI on behalf of The Beatles. Nick Valner, commercial litigation head at Eversheds, launched the claim in the High Court on 15 December 2005. Sonnenschein partner Paul LiCalsi followed […]

Kirkland poaches Weil Gotshal tax specialist

Kirkland & Ellis has raided the London office of US rival Weil Gotshal & Manges to hire corporate tax specialist John Baldry. Baldry joins Kirkland as a tax partner in the firm’s London office. His practice concentrates on the taxation of mergers, acquisitions and restructurings and private equity tax structuring. He was most recently of […]

UK Roundup: In-house

David Middleton on the month in the in-house market:

Get an insider’s view on moving to an in-house role

Moves highlight the fickle world of pharmaceuticals

Are law firms involved with the Olympics going to be the also-rans?

ABN combats in-houser shortage with legal training

US firms pull up their advising socks

Monthly column Coming up:

Management: 16 Jan
The bar: 23 Jan
Regional: 30 Jan
In-house: 6 Feb

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