Global Financial Markets Insight – Issue 5

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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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Shoosmiths and Bond Dickinson advise on £317m rail procurement deal

Shoosmiths and Bond Dickinson have advised on a rail deal that will bring hundreds of new carriages on the Gatwick Express and Thameslink routes as part of a £317m investment by the rail industry. Shoosmiths advised Porterbrook, who won the tender to own and lease the 224 new custom built Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) coaches […]

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Clyde & Co announces 5 per cent growth in revenue at half-year

Clyde & Co has reported a 5.3 per rise in income at the half-year, bringing revenue for the first six months of 2014/15 to £178m. Clydes’ turnover rose 16.5 per cent to £169m from £145m at the same point in 2012/13 (8 November 2013). Senior partner James Burns said this year’s increase is less marked […]

Gateley partner comments on strong manufacturing performance in Yorkshire

The manufacturing sector in Yorkshire is continuing to perform strongly, once again showing a more robust recovery than in any other region, according to research by insolvency trade body R3. According to William Ballmann, chair of R3 in Yorkshire and partner at Gateley LLP, this ‘encouraging’ research bodes well for employment in the region. The […]

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