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New opportunity for permanent residency in Alberta

By Krista Schofer The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) recently announced highly anticipated changes to its permanent residency program. Effective June 14, 2018, the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is available as a potential path to permanent residency in the province. The AOS replaces the Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream under the AINP. The AOS […]

Global skills strategy update GTS occupations list

By Lesley A Love The Global Skills Strategy is a pilot project launched by IRCC in June 2017. The program is designed to give Canadian employers quicker access to highly qualified global talent. Changes were recently announced to one part of the GSS, as outlined below. Employers using the program should be aware of these changes…

All fair in love, war and commerce

By Jonathan Haydn-Williams The traditional position under the contract law of England and Wales (which I shall, with no disrespect to Wales, refer to as ‘English’ law) has been that, save for contracts giving rise to a fiduciary relationship (eg a contract between agent and principal), a duty of good faith in the performance of […]

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Ex-CC finance partner joins Barclays Capital

Barclays Capital is recruiting a former finance partner from Clifford Chance as it restructures its entire global legal function. Andrew Taylor, who practised at Clifford Chance for 21 years, is joining the investment banking division of Barclays Bank as managing director and general counsel for the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific. He will report to […]

Paisners hires Ladbrokes legal chief

Paisner & Co has hired Ladbrokes’ Betting and Gaming Worldwide head of legal and two partners from Ernst & Young and Greenwoods. Hilary Stewart-Jones leaves her post as Betting and Gaming Worldwide’s head of legal and legal director to join Paisners’ computer, media and intellectual property team (CMIP) as a partner. The Hilton Group member […]

A VIEW FROM AMSTERDAM

There is no doubt that the hottest topic of conversation in Amsterdam at the moment among the major commercial Dutch firms is the turmoil being caused by UK law firms. Their entry into the market has caused the splits of the largest firms here, with Loeff Claeys Verbeke going in part to Allen & Overy […]

Kennedys scores UK first with New Zealand launch

City firm Kennedys is believed to have become the first UK firm to open an office in New Zealand. Following the opening of its Hong Kong office in February, the firm is expanding its international presence with the new office, based in Auckland’s financial and commercial centre. The main focus of the Auckland office will […]

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Investment bank Bear Stearns International develops euro150m (£86.4m) new media venture capital fund with Virgin Media

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