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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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The courts have given guidance on the use of survey evidence in the context of trade mark proceedings. But what about passing off proceedings? A recent High Court decision has shed light on the issue. We described in an earlier article the comments made by the Court of Appeal in Marks & Spencer plc v Interflora on the […]

DLA Piper advises owner of Bargain Booze on its initial public offering

DLA Piper has advised Conviviality Retail, the owner of Bargain Booze, on its initial public offering to realise a market capitalisation of £66.7m on admission on AIM. Conviviality Retail operates the UK’s largest franchised off-licence and convenience chain, with more than 600 franchisee-owned stores in the north of England. The Conviviality Group is a buying, […]

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European moves: 8 August 2013

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Central & Eastern Europe Romanian firm Mares Danilescu Asociatii has elected founder Simona Mares as a name partner and has changed its name to Mares Danilescu Mares. Mares practises corporate, banking and finance and infrastructure law. Austrian firm Schoenherr has promoted […]

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Sales people are a diverse lot; some are deeply averse to being labelled with the term ‘sales’ and others revel in living up to the associated stereotypes. From partners in law firms to field-based sales teams for IT companies, what they have in common is a business that’s dependent upon them to generate revenue. In […]

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Hill Dickinson issues £2.8m cash call

Hill Dickinson has issued a £2.8m cash call to its partners to stabilise its balance sheet after a year of heavy investment.  Fixed-share partners and full equity partners will be asked to contribute a further £1,000 per equity point, while the one-off contribution of £1,000 by salaried partners will remain the same. The additional capital […]

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