Canada: pushing boundaries

The new Global 200 report from The Lawyer is the definitive guide to the world’s biggest law firms, forensically detailing their international coverage, practice area bench strengths and financial health. While the top of the list may be dominated by those in the US, seven Canadian firms make the list.

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Flexibility and teleworking

Flexible working is not a new concept in the UK, and it exists in a number of forms, both formal and informal.

The economic substance requirements for Jersey partnerships

The Taxation (Partnerships – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 202- was lodged with the States Assembly on 18 May 2021 and, if passed, is expected to come into effect from 1 July 2021 (with a six month transition period to 1 January 2022 for partnerships established before 1 July 2021).

Tokenized copyrights: Linking an NFT to a copyright licence

In our last report on the NFT (Non-fungible tokens) self-experiment “Formulating a smart contract and minting an NFT”, we looked at what data is packed in a freshly minted NFT. In principle, it is possible to include an entire data set of an artwork (i.e. in our case the GIF) in an NFT and thus on the blockchain. We also pointed out that in our self-experiment we did not only link to the digital artwork but also attached a limited usage licence to the NFT (in the metadata; because otherwise the buyer of an NFT in general will not own any intellectual property respectively rights of exploitation or use to the artwork connected to the NFT).

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Nabarro has revealed its new salary bands for 2016/17. Second-year trainees at the firm have been given the largest rise, a 5 per cent boost from £40,000 to £42,000. First-year trainees get a 2.7 per cent rise from £37,000 to £38,000. While newly qualified solicitors also get a £1,000 pay increase, not all associate levels […]

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