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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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OFT escalates banking investigation

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is stepping up its scrutiny of the retail banking sector with the announcement today (26 April) of a market study into current account charges. The market study runs alongside an inquiry into the banking sector, the scope of which the OFT said it would widen on 30 March. The […]

Shearman projects star defects to Baker Botts

Shearman & Sterling’s London-based projects partner Nigel Thompson has left the firm for Baker Botts’ Dubai office, The Lawyer can reveal. Thompson, who has been a partner at Shearman since 2000, has already departed the US-headquartered firm, leaving just three partners dedicated to projects in London, including local managing partner Kenneth MacRitchie. By comparison, Thompson’s […]

Wachtell joins action on ABN Amro sell-off

New York M&A behemoth Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz is the latest firm to profit from the approved £45.5bn merger between Barclays and ABN Amro. Wachtell is representing Bank of America in its $21bn (£10.55bn) purchase of ABN Amro’s US operations, LaSalle. The operations are to be spun-off as part of ABN Amro’s merger agreement […]

Hammonds partners join Hill Dickinson and Hogan

Two partners who quit Hammonds earlier this month have resurfaced at new firms. Manchester tax partner Andrew Ashe-Taylor, who quit on 31 March (www.thelawyer.com, 3 April), has joined the local branch of Hill Dickinson as the firm’s new pensions head. Meanwhile, Berlin tax partner Jen-Uwe Hinder, who quit the same day, has joined the local […]

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