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Canada: new occupational health and safety act expands scope of employer duties

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 expansion of the types of entities that have […]

Use of injunction in modern trespass cases

By Leanne Norton and Lucy Shepherd In two recent cases of trespass, injunctions have been the preferred remedy rather than possession. An injunction is a court order that requires a party to do a specific act, or to refrain from doing a specific act. Injunctions are a discretionary remedy and an interim injunction might be […]

Adjudication watch June 2018: what you need to know

In this latest ‘Adjudication Watch’ our construction team provides updates on significant adjudication decisions: Mailbox (Birmingham) Ltd v Galliford Try Building Ltd (formerly known as Galliford Try Construction Ltd) [2017] Christopher Linnett Ltd and Mr Christopher Linnett v Matthew J Harding [2017] Baldwin and another v J R Pickstock Ltd [2017] Victory House General Partner […]

Messi scores important victory in longrunning EU trademark dispute

The General Court of the European Union ruled that the Barcelona and Argentina football star Lionel Andrés Messi, can register his European Union trade mark (EUTM) application for ‘MESSI’ in classes 3, 9, 14, 16, 25 and 28 (covering a wide range of products including fragrances, jewellery, clothing and sports equipment) notwithstanding an opposition led […]

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Howrey, Reed Smith snap up Thelen teams

Howrey and Reed Smith have become the latest US firms to acquire remnants of collapsed firm Thelen. Howrey confirmed today (Wednesday 12 November) that it was acquiring the bulk of Thelen’s construction practice, including former Thelen chairman Stephen O’Neal, with the majority of the 40-plus lawyer group based in San Francisco and Washington, DC. Howrey […]

Lovells gets Iceland brief in banking row

The Icelandic government has appointed Lovells as it ­considers legal action against the British Government over its reaction to the country’s ­banking crisis. Iceland has ­criticised chancellor Alistair ­Darling’s decision to put the UK subsidiaries of Kaupthing and Landsbanki into administration and freeze their assets, and has turned to Lovells corporate partner Richard Brown for […]

Unlicensing laws

New regulations mean that private trust companies no longer need to obtain a trust licence to act as trustees, allowing the Cayman Islands to maintain its competitive edge, reports Sara Collins The highly anticipated Private Trust Companies Regulations 2008 have now been enacted in the Cayman Islands, a development that has been greeted with enthusiasm […]

Simmons bolsters global real estate team

Simmons & Simmons has hired two partners and a ­managing associate for its international real estate practice. Commercial property specialist Rachel Francis-Lang has joined the London office as a partner from Eversheds, while Phillip Beer joins the firm as partner from Herbert Smith, where he was of counsel. The firm has also appointed Duane Keighran […]

Ashurst, Milbank, Slaughters land roles on Porterbrook sale

Ashurst, Milbank, Slaughters land roles on Porterbrook sale” />A trio of City firms have scooped instructions on one of the largest leveraged buy-outs this year, after a consortium of banks and investors bought rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook Leasing Company from Abbey. The deal is one of the few big transactions to complete in the […]

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