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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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Burges Salmon promotes four after 2010 hiatus

Burges Salmon has made up four new partners in this year’s promotion round, marking the first internal promotions at the firm for two years. It is also the largest set of promotions by the Bristol firm since 2008, when six new partners were made up. In 2009, just one associate was promoted to the partnership. […]

Linklaters boosts Amsterdam with addition of De Brauw restructuring chief

Linklaters has hired the head of the restructuring practice at Dutch independent De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek to boost for its Amsterdam office. Jan Willem de Boer joins the magic circle firm after over 12 years as a partner at De Brauw, where he advised Dutch public and private entities on both restructuring and M&A transactions. […]

Ward Hadaway boosts environment team with Cobbetts hire

Newcastle firm Ward Hadaway has poached Cobbetts’ regulatory chief Kirsty Gomersal. She joins the North East firm as a partner in its health and safety and environment teams. Gomersal advises on a range of compliance and risk management issues, as well as investigations involving the Health and Safety Executive, the Environment Agency and the Office […]

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