IBA Blog – Day Four

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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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Judge found guilty of wife beating removed from judiciary

A deputy High Court judge who beat his wife because she made him wait for his dinner has been removed from his post. Judge James Allen QC, who sat as a deputy High Court judge and a recorder, was convicted of assault at Bradford Magistrates’ Court in May. Allen was reported to have flown into […]

MoFo and Sidley add to Chinese capital markets partnerships

US firms Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) and Sidley Austin have bulked up their Chinese capital markets teams with the addition of a partner apiece. Sidley has added Anthony Jacobsen to its Shanghai team. He joins from Baker & McKenzie, where he was a partner in the firm’s commercial and securities group. Jacobsen has a broad […]

Weil wins struggle for CC funds lawyer

Weil Gotshal & Manges has won the battle to hold on to star funds associate Stephen Fox after a secondment at private equity house Apax Partners threatened to stall his move from Clifford Chance to the US firm. Fox is set to join Weil and is already listed as a ­corporate associate on the US […]

Paris matches

Partners in Paris are moving around like never before. Joanne Harris scrutinises the French capital’s recruitment market During the past 10 months the French lateral recruitment market has been busy like never before. More than 80 partners have moved firms and a significant number of senior associates and of counsel have also been hired as […]

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Opinion: Litigation is a byproduct of the economic crisis

This time last year leading economists started voicing their opinions that the worst effects of the 2008 credit crunch were over and that a fragile recovery was beginning to take root. That optimism now seems to have been misplaced. Not only have we seen further bank bailouts, but fear now stalks the markets about any […]

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