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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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Could Travers Smith be the City’s healthiest law firm? Each time Tulkinghorn drops into Snow Hill he bumps into some übermensch about to embark on a Marathon des Sables or two. And now news reaches the decidedly exercise-free Tulkinghorn Towers that two associates, Sam Kay and Russ Lamb, are to climb Everest in March. Travers […]

Freshfields and Herbies reprise Warner-EMI battle

Warner Music’s renewed attack on EMI will reunite last year’s line-up of legal advisers, with Herbert Smith to square up to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Although no formal offer has yet been made, EMI, the third-biggest music group in the world, confirmed today that it had received an approach by Warner. Neither firm would comment other […]

Bingham boosts London revenues by a third

Bingham McCutchen has reported an increase in London revenues of just over 33 per cent having reaped in a turnover of $31.2m for 2006. The London office saw a $7.7m increase in gross revenue from last year’s turnover of $23.5m. However, this year, profit per equity partner (PEP) stands at $1.45m, down from last year’s […]

Dickinson Dees launches London base

Newcastle-based Dickinson Dees is preparing to launch its first office in London. The firm is understood to be finalising terms for a new office near Blackfriars, with management finalising the lease agreements for its new serviced premises. The new office, which is not initially expected to base lawyers in London full time, will focus on […]

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