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Canada amends Cannabis Act to include First Nations

By Cam Cameron On September, 27, 2018, Bill-36 (the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018) was introduced by the Ontario government. If passed, it will, inter alia, enact the Cannabis License Act, 2018, and amend the Cannabis Act, 2017 as well as the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017. We anticipate that First Nations will generally […]

Canada: Cannabis brand launch checklist

By Natalie S. Rizkalla-Kamel, Monique M. Couture With the legalization of recreational cannabis set for October 17, 2018, cannabis companies are flooding the Canadian trademarks register with an array of new trademark applications. In 2018 alone, over 1700 trademark applications were filed in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) in association with goods and services containing the […]

Where we are now with e-conveyancing and electronic mortgage deeds?

By Christina Gill In a consultation paper published in August 2018 the Law Commission has sought to address legal uncertainty surrounding the electronic execution of documents, which is causing practical problems in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven business world. For example, whilst basic contracts can be validly formed without any documentation or formality, other contracts and legal documents must comply with […]

Guide to implement new internship rules in Romania

By Amalia Surugiu, Amalia Surugiu The internship contract is an alternative tool by which a company provides a student or trainee the opportunity to work in the company to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in a specific field, with a view to possible employment after the internship is complete. The template documents necessary to put […]

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Thomas Eggar merges with pensions firm

South-east firm Thomas Eggar Church Adams has merged with specialist pensions trusteeship practice David Herbert & Co. Hampshire-based practice David Herbert & Co is led by David Herbert, a practising solicitor who has specialised in the trusteeship of pension funds for more than 27 years. He is trustee of 16 occupational pension schemes and chairman […]

Eversheds steps up Euro plan with Dutch merger

Eversheds is merging with leading Dutch practice Boekel De Neree (BDN) as it pursues its three-year aim of pan-European capability. The merger with BDN, a top corporate and commercial practice in The Netherlands, adds to Eversheds’ European offices in Paris, Monaco, Brussels, Moscow, and associated offices in Copenhagen and Sofia. Victor Semmens, Eversheds’ international director, […]

Wine law allegation is a slur on character

A Freehill Hollingdale & Page partner, who is suing a French law firm over allegations that he seduced a French associate, is leaving the top Australian firm. IP partner Stephen Stern is suing two partners at French firm Coutrelis & Associes for defamation over claims he had a “very close personal relationship” with one of […]

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Simmons & Simmons advised Hawkpoint Partners, the financial adviser to HLF Insurance Holdings (HLF), on Hawkpoint’s £135m cash offer for Lambert Fenchurch Group. HLF was represented by Freshfields. HLF has also made an offer for Heath Group, and once both bids become unconditional, the two companies will merge to create the world’s sixth-largest insurance broker. […]

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