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Canadian product stewardship and epr: a review of 2021 and beyond

Provincial governments (and non-governmental agencies) have been busy implementing various innovative waste management programs to divert waste away from landfills. In 2021, important changes were implemented across all product categories, including tires, batteries, electronic products, packaging and printed paper, beverage containers, and hazardous and special products. Key changes include: i) new programs in jurisdictions that formerly did not have programs, ii) expanded product lists for existing programs, iii) shifts from product stewardship models to extended producer responsibility (“EPR”) models, and iv) expanded regulatory enforcement mechanisms and activity.

Future of work: Future of flexibility

Without doubt, the traditional employment relationship has changed. Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact, the changing nature of the employment relationship has been taking place for several years. But what does this mean for employers?

Domestic CCTV: are you compliant?

The use of smart security devices and domestic CCTV systems is becoming increasingly common. If you use security cameras and similar devices in your home, data protection law may apply and it’s important to know your legal obligations.


Mayer Brown targets competition with Dentons hire

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw is ramping up its London-based EU and competition practice after poaching partner Gillian Sproul from Denton Wilde Sapte. The hire doubles Mayer Brown’s competition group in London, led by former Watson Farley & Williams partner, Frances Murphy. “We are aggressively expanding our group to meet the level of client activity […]

Conflicts prompt Carey duo to create boutique

Two former partners of Guernsey firm Carey Olsen have taken the unusual step of launching their own specialist litigation and employment boutique in a bid to avoid the conflicts that plagued them while at the offshore giant. Litigation specialist Alison Ozanne and employment expert Louise Hall left Carey Olsen late last year and have now launched AO […]

Simmons gives green light to international executive plan

The Simmons & Simmons partnership has given new managing partner Mark Dawkins carte blanche to shake up its management. The partnership approved Dawkins’ plans, which were first revealed by The Lawyer (24 January), to set up an international executive to replace Simmons’ current London-based executive committee. The proposal, which was put forward at the firm’s […]

UK Reits get one step closer after Govt paper

Real estate lawyers have welcomed last week’s dual developments on upward-only rent reviews and Real Estate Investment Trusts (Reits). The issue last Wednesday (16 March) of the Government’s discussion paper on Reits brought the UK a step closer to their introduction following a protracted hiatus. The Government emphasised that the creation of Reits will not result in […]

Willkie team feels blow of Heymann departure

Willkie Farr & Gallagher is reeling after the loss of its Frankfurt managing partner, who has quit the US firm to launch his own practice. As first reported on (17 March), outsourcing and private equity star Thomas Heymann is taking European counsel Jens Ekkenga and Lars Lendorf, and a number of associates. There is […]

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