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Canada: Changes to daily operations under amended Occupational Health and Safety Act

On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act came into force, significantly expanding the nature of the health and safety obligations owed by employers and businesses in Alberta. This article focuses on one of the areas in which changes have been made: the changes to day-to-day operations of an employer to […]

GDPR: A pension trustee’s ongoing obligations

After months of preparing for GDPR, unfortunately the work does not stop now that the regulation has been implemented. Elements of the GDPR will require ongoing review and action. See our checklist below to make sure you are up to speed with your ongoing trustee GDPR obligations…

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Counsel role is the link to Links’ partnership

LINKLATERS has been trying to make sure that its introduction of a global management level of counsel last year was not simply a way of fobbing off associates who did not make the grade to join the partnership. The magic circle firm showed this through its latest round of partner promotions, in which a total […]

Mourant CEO leaves to join hedge fund

Top offshore firm Mourant du Feu & Jeune is facing a change of leadership as current CEO Stephen Ball steps down to join a hedge fund. The firm has appointed Jersey-based partner Jonathan Rigby as managing partner. Rigby is a structured finance partner who ran Mourant’s London office between 2003 and 2006, overseeing significant expansion […]

The perils of going global

There’s an attempt at lofty unconcern at Simmons & Simmons, but Lovells’ raid on its Tokyo office has made it look slightly more fragile abroad than it would like. Simmons kicked off a review of some of its international operations over a year ago. Managing partner Mark Dawkins’ analysis of what his firm can afford […]

BG legal chief instructs alma mater A&O on Origin battle

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters have won mandates on the A$13.6bn (£6.6bn) takeover battle for Australian-listed gas company Origin Energy. In the latest of a series of natural resources mega-deals, UK oil and gas giant BG Group, represented by A&O, saw its bid rejected at the eleventh hour by Origin, but has not ruled […]

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