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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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Covington & Burling has hired King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) litigation head Alex Leitch to boost its European capabilities. Leitch, who has worked for King & Wood Mallesons’ London office since 1995, was made partner in 2000 and was head of litigation for under a year. He specialises in corporate and media-related litigation, acting for […]

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Slater & Gordon set to hand over £700m for Quindell professional services arm

Slater & Gordon is poised to buy insurance outsourcer Quindell’s professional services arm for around £700m overnight on Monday (30 March) before the exclusivity period on its acquisition right expires. The deal will see the Australian law firm hand over £637m for 90 per cent of the group, which include Quindell’s core road traffic incident […]

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Ashurst and Addleshaw Goddard dropped from 11-firm Carillion panel in biannual review

Construction services company Carillion has completed a biannual review of its legal panel. Ashurst and Addleshaw Goddard both lost spots in the review, while Irwin Mitchell gained a place for the first time. The 11-strong panel will remain in place for a two-year term and is made up of: Slaughter and May, Linklaters, DLA Piper, […]

No5 Chambers’ Michael Burrows QC prosecutes drug-dealing trial

A jury heard that Hayley Wilson, the wife of a drug gang boss, took some cash to her husband Karl in Jamaica, where he had fled as the police closed in. It was claimed she had been given £40,000 from a bundle of money handed by her husband to his cousin before leaving the UK. […]

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