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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.


Spain modifies patent box regime — seven things to know

By Carlos Rodríguez Spain’s modified ‘patent box’ regime is now in effect. The most important developments — which became effective on 29 September — are as follows: The exemption on revenues from granting the right to use certain qualifying intellectual property (IP) rights has risen to 60 per cent of the net income. This exemption […]

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3 Verulam Buildings attracts India’s former solicitor general as Asia focus grows

India’s former solicitor general Gopal Subramaniam has joined 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) as an associate member as the set aims to further expand into Asia market. Subramaniam is understood to have met Ali Malek QC, who was appointed head of 3VB in 2009 (15 October 2009), in recent months. He was solicitor general from 2009 to 2011 […]

Finance litigation briefing: October 2013 — report and review on the latest issues

Wragge & Co brings you the latest on the cases and issues affecting the lending industry. So long as the paying bank under the Clearing House Automated Payment System (CHAPS) pays in accordance with the client’s instructions as to account number and sort code, the bank will not be liable to repay sums transferred into […]

DLA Piper’s Bryan Connolly features on Real Estate Forum’s ‘40 Under 40’ list

Bryan Connolly of DLA Piper has been recognised as one of Real Estate Forum’s ‘40 Under 40’ in the October 2013 issue. Each year, Real Estate Forum selects 40 professionals throughout the country who have made significant contributions to the real-estate industry. Connolly is profiled in the publication’s 25 October special report. Real Estate Forum recognised Connolly for his background spanning private, […]

BIS guidance on employee shareholder status

Walker Morris has previously described the government’s new ‘shares for rights’ scheme and the opportunities it may present for the private equity community. Some aspects of the scheme were still a little unclear as at 1 September 2013, hence the government’s attempt at clarification through its guidance. In reality, the guidance does not tell us much that we did […]

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