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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 and the shrinking Asia partnership

What is it with DLA Piper and Asia Pacific? When the firm merged with DLA Phillips Fox in 2011 the combined firm boasted 135 partners across its Australian practice. By the end of last year the number had shrunk to 100, despite it being one of the biggest promoters in the country. Now partners are […]

No5 Chambers’ Richard Gibbs defends in tobacco importation tax evasion case

Richard Gibbs from No5 Chambers is defending one of three defendants charged as part of a £1.6m conspiracy to evade tax on the importation of tobacco. HMRC seized the tobacco in the form of cigarettes and hand-rolled tobacco from addresses in Wolverhampton during 2012 and 2013. Shahab Ali, represented by Gibbs, is charged together with […]

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Billionaire oligarch switches from Sidley to HSF for mammoth hotel battle

Naomi Campbell’s oligarch ex Vladislav Doronin has dropped Sidley Austin for Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) for the latest round of his High Court battle with his business partners. The Russian property tycoon is going head-to-head with business partners Omar Amanat and Adrian Zecha over control of super-luxury hotel chain Aman Resorts. Last week (14 July), […]

Travers Smith pushes up turnover to £97.2m, PEP hits £882k

Travers Smith has boosted turnover by 13 per cent from £86.2m to £97.2m in 2013/14, while average profit by full equity partner (PEP) rose by 12 per cent to £882,000 compared with £790,000 a year ago. It is a return to double digit growth for Travers, which saw revenue rise by 18 per cent in 2011/12 from £71m […]

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