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Government consults on changes to food allergen labelling

Working together, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Food Standards Agency have issued a consultation on proposed changes to food allergen labelling in order to enable consumers to be provided with the information they need to make safe food choices.

New Canadian temporary immigration options under the CPTPP

The purpose of the CPTPP is to facilitate market access, investment opportunities and trade amongst the parties. Of interest from an immigration standpoint, the CPTPP contains new temporary immigration options for citizens of member countries. From a Canadian perspective, the immigration provisions are aimed at increasing opportunities to support economic growth for Canadians and Canadian […]

Cryptocurrency in Romania. A go or a no-go?

In Romania, authorities are yet to create the legal framework that would regulate the taxation of activities related to cryptocurrency. This legislative gap leaves plenty of room for tax avoidance, as even the most well-intentioned taxpayers lack the tools to understand what taxes they need to pay in relation to their cryptocurrency trading. What are […]

Discussing aboriginal law in Canada with Best Lawyers

This article was originally published in Best Lawyers and has been republished with permission. Jaimie Lickers and Maxime Faille, attorneys specializing in Aboriginal Law at Gowling WLG in Canada, discuss the changing national attitude to Indigenous people’s history across the country and their firm’s significant cases in 2017 and 2018.

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ICL gains Simmons partner

Simmons & Simmons’ long-standing corporate partner Richard Allnutt is leaving to join global IT services supplier ICL where he will head the legal department. Allnutt – a heavyweight in Simmons’ corporate department where he has been a partner for 12 years – is due to join ICL’s legal department of 20 lawyers as group counsel […]

Eversheds' administrator faces pensions charges

Eversheds’ Newcastle-based employment services company is being prosecuted by the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority (Opra) for making late payments into its company pension scheme. The company, EIW Services (North East), will appear before Newcastle upon Tyne magistrates on 24 September charged with failing to pay employee earnings to the trustees of two pension schemes within […]

Simmons loses top IT lawyer

A leading member of Simmons & Simmons’ IT department is leaving to join Field Fisher Waterhouse. Paul Barton is a senior solicitor in the department and is joining Field Fisher Waterhouse as a partner. He says he has been leading the IT team at Simmons & Simmons and that he is credited with making the […]

White & Case wins football rules case

SJ Berwin lined up against White & Case for the biggest football litigation since the Bosman ruling overturned the player transfer market. UK-based sports and entertainment investment company English National Investment Company (ENIC), the owner of football clubs AEK Athens and Slavia Prague, retained SJ Berwin to challenge UEFA rules. The rules of the European […]

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