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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.


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A&O kicks off Peerpoint overseas expansion with Hong Kong launch

Allen & Overy (A&O) has kick-started the international roll-out of its flexible resourcing division Peerpoint with a soft launch in Hong Kong. The firm has launched Peerpoint in Hong Kong to support its office locally and potentially any clients there that might be interested in the option of a flexible resource. The overseas expansion of […]


Baker Botts boosts 2014 revenue by 11 per cent to a record $653m

US firm Baker Botts has announced record revenue of $653m in its year-end financial results for 2014, increasing its turnover by 11.4 per cent from $586m. Net income at the firm increased by 22.6 per cent to $299.3m in 2014, while profits per partner increased by 25.5 per cent to $1.7m. These financial results are […]

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Chadbourne becomes latest entrant into Jo’burg with Bowman Gilfillan hire

US firm Chadbourne & Parke has become the latest international player to launch in South Africa, opening a Johannesburg office with the hire of Bowman Gilfillan partner Lido Fontana. Project finance partner Fontana will work alongside London-based partners Agnieszka Klich, Kevin Atkins and Julien Bocobza and Dubai-based Sohail Barkatali, Richard Keenan and Yasser Yaqub. The six partners […]

Eversheds lawyer writes on Lithuanian IP law

Tomas Jakubauskas of Eversheds has been credited as a contributing author to Thomson Reuters’ new law book. He wrote an an overview and commentary on Lithuanian IP law. The book is due to be released in May.

Eversheds advises Places for People Group on acquisition of residential developer

Eversheds has advised Places for People Group (PfP) on its acquisition of ZeroC, a sustainable residential developer active across the UK. ZeroC focuses on designing new and sustainable communities in conjunction with significant landowners, including the Homes & Communities Agency and The Duchy of Cornwall. PfP is one of the largest property management, development and […]

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