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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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IT has opened many doors, but contractual problems are rife. Nick Holland reports on the potholes and safety nets We often hear about IT contracts going wrong or ending in dispute. Perhaps the most classic example of this reached the public consciousness two years ago – the problems with the issuing of passports due to […]

Linklaters wins real estate client double

Bradford & Bingley in cost-cutting review as Dresdner picks its long-term adviser Linklaters has gained two high-profile real estate clients following competitive tenders.The firm has been app-ointed by both Bradford & Bingley and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.The Bradford & Bingley appointment relates to a full-scale review of the bank’s property portfolio to cut costs. Linklaters partner […]

Weil Gotshal gets go-ahead for Singapore fling

Weil Gotshal & Manges has received regulatory clearance from the Singaporean authorities, which clears a path for it to form a joint venture with strategic partner Rajah & Tann Singapore firm Rajah & Tann is a member of the Andersen Legal worldwide network, but according to an Andersen Legal spokesperson, there is no conflict between […]

Fairmays leaves Bahrain

Fairmays is pulling out of its ill-fated Bahrain office at the end of March, following a sharp downturn in work since the events of 11 September The firm moved to the region in 1991, just as the Gulf War started. Work was not forthcoming because of the conflict and it took 12-18 months before any […]

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