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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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Accession of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the New York Convention on arbitration

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) just became the 150th State to accede to the Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards dated 10 June 1958, more commonly called the New York Convention, by statute no. 13/023 dated 26 June 2013. The DRC is the 33rd African state to accede the New York Convention. […]

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Schillings relaunches as privacy and cyber-security firm

Schillings is relaunching itself as an integrated legal, risk management and IT security and investigation business targeting the growing market in reputation management for corporates and high net worth individuals. Senior partner Keith Schilling told The Lawyer that managing corporate reputations was increasingly tied to understanding the way social media and IT security works, from […]

Rich Davis joins DLA Piper’s corporate and finance practice as partner in Washington DC

DLA Piper has announced that Rich Davis has joined the law firm’s corporate and finance practice as a partner in the Washington DC office. With a focus on complex leveraged and specialty debt financings, Davis represents institutional lenders, including banks, finance companies, funds, and other institutional lenders, and borrowers in domestic and international finance transactions. […]

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A&O’s Morley on the future of legal services: reinvent or disappear

Allen & Overy (A&O) senior partner David Morley says the world’s top firms will need to reinvent themselves over the next decade if they are to remain competitive. Morley makes his predictions in a video interview (scroll down) as part of The Lawyer’s wide-ranging crystal ball-gazing issue on Monday (2 September). During the interview Morley […]

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