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By Samuel R Beighton On 18 September 2018, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA”) announced that Heathrow airport (“Heathrow”) will pay a fine of £1.6 million in relation to an infringement of UK competition law arising from a restriction included within a commercial lease. Importantly, this case marks the first occasion that the CMA […]

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By Sandra Lando, Julie Djiezion For several years, there have been calls by some associations, including the Québec Association of Building Inspectors, for oversight of the work done by pre-purchase inspectors. On June 12, 2018, they resulted in the introduction of the Act mainly to improve the quality of buildings, the regulation of divided co‑ownership and the […]

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By Glen Jennings, Matthew Doak The time has now arrived. A mechanism is finally in place in Canada that will allow for a better process to resolve criminal offences for corporations. In response to a consultation that ended in November 2017, the federal government introduced legislation amending the Criminal Code to allow for remediation agreements (better known as […]

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By David Barron, Ailsa Carter ‘Brexit’ poses considerable challenges for intellectual property law and presents uncertainty as to the  involvement of the UK, following its exit from the EU, in existing and proposed international regimes involving EU law. In March 2018, the text of a draft “partial agreement” was published . It indicates that, assuming the UK […]

Executors may not realise they have an income tax liability

By Dominic Cole The Telegraph reports this morning that many executors are not aware that they are liable to pay taxes on income produced by estate assets during the administration period. Executors are personally liable to pay the tax and therefore, if they distribute the whole estate thinking there is nothing else to pay, they may […]

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Law Soc launches unprecedented attack on Manzoor

The Law Society has hit back at one of its harshest critics the Legal Services Ombudsman and the Legal Services Complaints Commissioner Zahida Manzoor. The leadership of the Law Society has united and taken the unprecedented step of issuing a press release rounding on Manzoor, who said that “The Law Society itself is letting down […]

A&O and McDermott secure Tyco restructure mandates

Allen & Overy (A&O) and McDermott Will & Emery have won a five-firm beauty parade to advise Tyco on its groundbreaking multibillion-dollar three-way split. The firms replace Skadden Arps Meagher & Flom, which advised Tyco on the preparatory work for the restructuring. A&O is international counsel and McDermott is acting as US counsel (with Gibson […]

China MoJ loophole helps Orrick launch

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is to use a loophole in Chinese licensing laws to secure licences for both the Beijing and Shanghai offices it is set to inherit from Coudert Brothers by mid-April. It has emerged that the firm is in advanced negotiations with the Chinese Ministry of Justice to secure both practice licences at […]

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