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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.



Opinion: UK energy practices need to be alert to the ‘shale gale’

On 6 June International Energy Agency (IEA) executive director Nobuo Tanaka unveiled a special report examining the potential for a future ’Golden Age of Gas’. The report forecasts that from 2010 global gas use will jump by more than 50 per cent to account for more than 25 per cent of world energy demand in […]

Finland’s Dittmar & Indrenius adds former Hannes Snellman partner

Finland’s Dittmar & Indrenius has appointed a new partner in the form of Hannes Snellman’s former head of finance and capital markets. Kari Lautjärvi will join Dittmar & Indrenius on 1 September. The transaction and finance specialist said: “I’m very pleased to join one of the oldest and most prestigious law firms in Finland. “Dittmar […]


Beachcroft defeats negligence claim brought by DAC client

Beachcroft has defeated a £2m negligence claim brought against it by a former client, but failed to recover £214,000 of fees it said were outstanding from the client. The former client was represented by Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC), which is now set to merge with Beachcroft (22 June 1011). The claim arose after Beachcroft acted […]

Portugal’s Sérvulo hires banking team from Cuatrecasas

Portuguese independent Sérvulo & Associados has hired a banking and insurance team from Iberian giant Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira. Partner Manuel Magalhães brings with him a team of six associates from Cuatrecasas’s Lisbon office. The team joins Sérvulo’s financial and governance department, headed by Paulo Câmara. This marks the second departure from Cuatrecasas’ Lisbon office this […]

Mark Rawlinson

Freshfields to get new London boss

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer London corporate head Mark Rawlinson is set to replace Tim Jones as head of the firm’s London office. Rawlinson, who won the Partner of the Year gong at last week’s Lawyer Awards 2011, will begin his four-year term as London office ­managing partner in the summer, when Jones steps down to focus […]

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