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Government consults on changes to food allergen labelling

Working together, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Food Standards Agency have issued a consultation on proposed changes to food allergen labelling in order to enable consumers to be provided with the information they need to make safe food choices.

New Canadian temporary immigration options under the CPTPP

The purpose of the CPTPP is to facilitate market access, investment opportunities and trade amongst the parties. Of interest from an immigration standpoint, the CPTPP contains new temporary immigration options for citizens of member countries. From a Canadian perspective, the immigration provisions are aimed at increasing opportunities to support economic growth for Canadians and Canadian […]

Cryptocurrency in Romania. A go or a no-go?

In Romania, authorities are yet to create the legal framework that would regulate the taxation of activities related to cryptocurrency. This legislative gap leaves plenty of room for tax avoidance, as even the most well-intentioned taxpayers lack the tools to understand what taxes they need to pay in relation to their cryptocurrency trading. What are […]

Discussing aboriginal law in Canada with Best Lawyers

This article was originally published in Best Lawyers and has been republished with permission. Jaimie Lickers and Maxime Faille, attorneys specializing in Aboriginal Law at Gowling WLG in Canada, discuss the changing national attitude to Indigenous people’s history across the country and their firm’s significant cases in 2017 and 2018.

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A once-leading Chicago law firm has been liquidated in the bankruptcy court – causing a row between the firm’s past and present partners on who owes what. At its height, Keck Mahin & Cate was one of the biggest practices in Chicago, with 350 lawyers nationwide. It ceased trading 18 months ago. It is understood […]

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“Everyone knows my devotion to my duty, but its the tickets to Wimbledon.” – Winchester Crown Court Judge, Patrick Wooton, explains the pressing circumstances (the men’s semi-finals) which forced him to delay by six months an indecent assault trial likely to last four days.

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