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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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Allen & Overy‘s (A&O) Amsterdam office has lured a partner from Trenité Van Doorne just weeks after the Dutch firm announced the demerger of its Amsterdam and Rotterdam offices to boost merger appeal (The Lawyer, 23 October). Pieter Riemer will join A&O’s corporate group as a partner on 1 January 2001, bringing the partner count […]

Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon has appointed new senior and managing partners. Company and commercial partner Richard Wynn-Jones (seated) will take on the role of senior partner and finance partner, while Guy Stobart (standing) will become managing partner. Both will replace senior and managing partner David Marsh, who completes his term of office in May 2001.

Music Choice

Music Choice Europe floats on London Stock Exchange main list. Issuer advised by Olswang (Stephen Hermer). Sponsor, financial adviser and stock broker Investec Henderson Crosthwaite advised by Nabarro Nathanson (Iain Newman).

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