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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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It’s all in the plan — government consults on draft EMR Delivery Plan

The government has committed to issue Delivery Plans every five years under Electricity Market Reform, setting the strike prices for Contracts for Difference (CfDs) and other policy requirements for the following five year period. Annual updates will also be issued. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has now published a draft of its first […]

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What was your first-ever job? Collecting beer glasses in my parents’ nightclub in Eire at the age of six.  What was your worst experience as a trainee? Leaving aside 9/11 being my first day as a trainee, I suppose it must be losing my cool as a second-seat trainee in a closing meeting and telling […]

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By Jamie Ryder Following the surprise doping scandal involving Dubai-owned Godolphin stables in Newmarket, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has moved swiftly in response to the findings of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). The disciplinary panel of the BHA held an inquiry on 25 April 2013 into a number of blood samples taken on […]

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