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Canada amends Cannabis Act to include First Nations

By Cam Cameron On September, 27, 2018, Bill-36 (the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018) was introduced by the Ontario government. If passed, it will, inter alia, enact the Cannabis License Act, 2018, and amend the Cannabis Act, 2017 as well as the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017. We anticipate that First Nations will generally […]

Canada: Cannabis brand launch checklist

By Natalie S. Rizkalla-Kamel, Monique M. Couture With the legalization of recreational cannabis set for October 17, 2018, cannabis companies are flooding the Canadian trademarks register with an array of new trademark applications. In 2018 alone, over 1700 trademark applications were filed in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) in association with goods and services containing the […]

Where we are now with e-conveyancing and electronic mortgage deeds?

By Christina Gill In a consultation paper published in August 2018 the Law Commission has sought to address legal uncertainty surrounding the electronic execution of documents, which is causing practical problems in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven business world. For example, whilst basic contracts can be validly formed without any documentation or formality, other contracts and legal documents must comply with […]

Guide to implement new internship rules in Romania

By Amalia Surugiu, Amalia Surugiu The internship contract is an alternative tool by which a company provides a student or trainee the opportunity to work in the company to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in a specific field, with a view to possible employment after the internship is complete. The template documents necessary to put […]

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DLA Piper has opened its doors in Chile thanks to a cooperation agreement with local firm Bahamondez Alvarez & Zegers (BAZ). The full service firm will operate in the country under the name BAZ/DLA Piper, adding 25 lawyers to DLA’s growing Latin America network. DLA global co-chairman Juan Picon said that BAZ is a “natural partner” […]

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Schoenherr has advised ContourGlobal erneuerbare Energie Europa, a subsidiary of the US entity ContourGlobal, on the sale of its solar energy business in the Czech Republic to China Central and Eastern Europe Investment Co-operation Fund via CEE Equity Partners. The deal was structured as a share deal with the buyer acquiring three solar power plants […]

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