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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 […]

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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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Herbert Smith (Jane Borrows) advised Portuguese rail operator Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses on the issue of €375m (£241m) secured floating rate bonds. The issue was guaranteed by MBIA Assurance, advised by Clifford Chance. Arrangers UBS Warburg advised by Allen & Overy. Slaughter and May (Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya, David Bicknell) advised Home Technology Receivable, a subsidiary of […]

Howard Kennedy to fight negligence suit

Howard Kennedy and Kenwright and Cox, which ceased trading in 1999, are being sued for negligence by a client who alleges that they failed to get British Gas to compensate him when he was injured in a gas pipe explosion Five other victims of the same accident received £3.25m between them two years ago, but […]

Al Fayed to appeal ‘cash for questions’ ruling

Mohamed Al Fayed will appeal a decision of the Court of Appeal, which found that the financial backers of former Tory MP Neil Hamilton were not liable to pay Al Fayed’s costs, despite his victory in the ‘cash for questions’ libel action DJ Freeman chief executive Laurence Harris, who is acting on behalf of Al […]

Holdens fills up with Hammonds partners

Leading Hammonds partner Duncan Haymes is joining some of his former colleagues at Holden + Co Also joining the new insolvency boutique is former Hammonds head of insolvency Paul Rhodes, while Jeremy Bennett, a senior insolvency partner at Hammonds’ Leeds office, is understood to be talking to the firm.The Lawyer understands that Haymes will run […]

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Ashurst Morris Crisp (David Evans, Ian Nisse) advised Lazard & Co as tenant on the letting of part of 50 Berkeley Street, London W1, and the entirety of 50 Stratton Street, London W1, from Burford, with a total annual rent in excess of £10m. Clifford Chance advised Burford. Howard Kennedy (Estelle Teagle, Andrew Collins) advised […]

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