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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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Wilmer Cutler and Hale and Dorr fight it out for control of European operation

The European offices of Wilmer Cutler & Pickering and Hale and Dorr are facing a power struggle for dominance in the newly merged firm. As revealed on www.thelawyer.com (20 April), Wilmer Cutler and Hale and Dorr announced a merger last week, which is due to be completed by 31 May, after starting talks in July […]

Outsource force

Outsourcing has for many years been a mainstay of the Irish economy. Now it’s taken the next step into business process outsourcing. By Michael Barr

Long-running blokes

It was all go on Sunday 18 April when 32,101 runners lined up in and around Greenwich Park for the start of the London Marathon. The huge crowd was made up of people of all ages, fitness levels and walks of life. And lawyers. Secreted anonymously among the throng, cannily disguised as runners, were dozens […]

McCann corners Ireland’s asset-covered bonds market

McCann FitzGerald has carved out a niche for itself in the Irish finance market, so far winning all mandates to advise on the country’s new asset-covered bonds. The firm got in on the act early when partner Roy Parker worked with the Irish Bankers Association to help draft the 2001 legislation that covers the securities, […]

Cleary Gottlieb finally bags A&O Italian rainmaker

High profile Allen & Overy (A&O) Italian senior partner Roberto Casati has at long last confirmed his long-awaited departure to Cleary Gottleib Steen & Hamilton’s Milan office. As first revealed by The Lawyer on January 12, Casati, who is believed to be taking two or three assistants with him, has been in discussions with Cleary […]

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