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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.


DLA Piper named Law Firm of the Year for Insurance Law in JUVE manual

DLA Piper has been named Law Firm of the Year in Germany for Insurance Law in the JUVE manual Law Firms 2013/2014. Held annually, German publishing house JUVE honours law firms that have been particularly successful and involved in notable transactions in the market with an award. JUVE commended DLA Piper’s global network of lawyers […]

Government proposals for reform of TUPE

The UK government has published a response to the consultation on reform of the TUPE Regulations that it carried out earlier this year. Having taken account of the 178 consultation responses, the reforms that the government is now proposing are considerably less radical than those that it was originally considering. In particular, there has been […]

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Debevoise and Linklaters win roles on Russian metal group’s $1bn Eurobond offering

Debevoise & Plimpton, Linklaters and Irish firm Arthur Cox have won roles in the placement of a $1bn (£621.6m) seven-year Eurobond with an annual coupon rate of 5.55 per cent by Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel. The deal, which closed yesterday (28 October), is the first debt instrument issued by the company under Rule 144A/Reg […]


Press Association turns to The Economist Group for new GC

PA Group, the parent company of the UK Press Association, has named The Economist’s senior legal counsel Stephen Godsell as group general counsel.  Godsell joined The Economist from Clifford Chance in 2007 and will manage all of PA Group’s legal and company secretarial matters in his new role. It is understood that he is replacing […]


Merchants Tavern and Berners Tavern

This week Brecher managing partner Nicky Richmond finds taste is a little lacklustre at the Berners Tavern but the Merchants Tavern is full of flavour. Apparently, a tavern is somewhere that serves wine and an inn is somewhere that serves beer and ale. According to Wikipedia, in the UK, the word “tavern” is no longer […]

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