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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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Bingham and McCutchen Doyle merge to create Boston’s biggest

After eight months of talks Bingham Dana partners vote for merger; link-up creates 820-lawyer firm Bingham Dana is set to merge with San Francisco-based McCutchen Doyle Brown & Emerson, creating a national firm with 820 lawyers and revenues in excess of $400m (£273.9m). The two firms will formally merge in July, becoming Bingham McCutchen.Talks between […]

Spot The Lawyer

A special competition this week in honour of the Jubilee. All you have to do is to correctly identify the famous TV series in which The Lawyer played a starring (albeit fleeting) role sometime over the last two weeks. A plate of pie and liquor to the winner (just a subtle hint).

Deals summary

Norton Rose (Vincent Keaveny) advised Deutsche Bank on the securitisations of Portuguese consumer loans and leases. In the first transaction the portfolio of loans was securitised in a special purpose Portuguese fund, which issued units to an Irish special purpose company, which then issued e150m (£95.2m) notes, due 2012. In the second transaction the portfolio […]

Ex-Richards Butler chief joins 3-4 South Square

A former head of Richards Butler’s finance and banking department has joined Michael Crystal QC’s specialist insolvency chambers 3-4 South Square.Colin Bamford will specialise in advising on capital markets, financial transactions and regulatory matters, at a time when 3-4 South Square is developing its international advisory work in these areas.The Bar Council has provided an […]

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