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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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Williams F1 GC quits for Italian in-house role

Williams F1 general counsel Jane Moffat has left the Formula One racing team to join GE Oil & Gas in Italy. Moffat will start as senior counsel, global services at GE Oil & Gas in Florence, having been general counsel and a board member of Williams since 2007. Moffat said: “I’m sad to leave Williams […]

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Insolvency: right to supply

In these uncertain times, suppliers need to protect themselves against losing their biggest clients, say Jonathan Wheeler and John Adams. In recent months we have seen the demise of some of our best-known high street retailers such as Woolworths and MFI. With the closure of further high street names likely as more companies feel the […]

Simon Allen, Russell Jones & Walker

What’s the worst partner ­conference location you’ve attended and why? Slough, because it was Slough. What was your first-ever job? A dehydrator of peas at Batchelors in Sheffield. As the peas lost their will to live, so did I. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? Being sent to buy a cabbage from the […]

Your law firm dissolution: what next?

Law firm dissolutions are occurring at an alarming rate. But any law firm contemplating dissolution will quickly learn that the limited liability partnership act governing their particular partnership agreement provides very little guidance. Law firm dissolutions are occurring at an alarming rate, with Heller Ehrman, Thelen and Thatcher Profitt & Wood having all dissolved in […]

In-house lawyers take textbook approach to art of legal panels

A group of leading in-house lawyers is launching a start-to-finish guide to creating a legal panel, which is to be offered free to members. The Chief Legal Officers (CLO) ;programme ;is intended to create a standard model for appointing a panel and remove the cost of outsourcing the process. It will draw on six years […]

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