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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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The former head of legal at BNP Paribas in Switzerland has left the investment bank for a second time to return to private practice, after moving to Pestalozzi Lachenal Patry. Gilles Thieffry, a former member of the executive board in the Swiss office of BNP Paribas will join Pestalozzi’s Geneva office today (1 June) as […]

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In his review of the legal regulators, Clementi might do well to look at the well-established medical model. Matthew Lohn reports Even the most casual observer of the legal press will have noted the Law Society’s recent decision to acknowledge the desirability of creating a greater separation of its representative and regulatory roles. The catalyst […]

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Olswang has won a beauty parade to advise the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (Fifa) on the sale of its media rights to the 2010 World Cup. Olswang beat Addleshaw Goddard and Swiss firm Niederer Kraft & Frey to the coveted appointment, both of which have advised Fifa on media rights in the past. An […]

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A new survey has revealed that UK law firms are losing clients as a result of computer viruses. Of the senior partners surveyed, 6 per cent admitted that they had lost clients, or had client relationships damaged, by attacks on their computer systems, reveals the survey by NOP World/Evolution Systems. The recent plethora of viruses […]

Dewey gets private equity back on track

Dewey Ballantine has poached Norton Rose corporate partner Markus Federle, who will restart its private equity push following the departure of the founder of the firm’s German practice Geza Toth. Federle, a rated corporate and private equity lawyer, has not been put on gardening leave from Norton Rose and joins Dewey’s Frankfurt office this week. […]

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