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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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LG names new senior partner as managing partner gains another term

LG has elected dispute resolution head Andrew Witts to succeed Penny Francis as senior partner, with Hugh Maule re-elected as managing partner. Witts, who joined LG in 2001, specialises in corporate fraud and international asset tracing and has specialist expertise in running international matters. He commented: “I thank Penny for all that she’s achieved for […]

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Hogan Lovells NQ retention rate in London plummets

Hogan Lovells’ retention rate for London-based trainees due to qualify next spring is on course to tumble to around 66 per cent. Only 16 final seat trainee solicitors have been offered jobs when they qualify in February 2011, leaving 20 trainees to compete over the last eight jobs, according to legal website RollOnFriday. Director of […]

Wolf Theiss replaces managing partner role with three-person board

Wolf Theiss has replaced its managing partner with a three-member management board as the firm looks to Poland for the next stage of its expansion in Central and Eastern Europe. Horst Ebhardt, who has been the firm’s managing partner since 2008, has been replaced with a three-member board comprising Bratislava managing partner Erik Steger, corporate […]

A fine balance

At this time of year, it’s understandable if work takes something of a backseat. What with all the present buying, turkey stuffing and wine mulling to be done, that massive bit of corporate M&A work that’ll keep your kids in ermine pyjamas until their dotage can probably wait ’til the New Year. So it is […]

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Annual Secret Santa fest could lead to court, firm warns

Manchester firm Lewis Hymanson Small has issued a timely reminder to office workers to exercise caution over when choosing their Secret Santa presents. According to the firm’s head of employment law Neeta Laing, an inappropriate gift could even lead to a harassment case. “If an employee does receive, for example, a pair of lacy knickers […]

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