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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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Three of the five top UK firms ramp up their trainee retention rates Trainee retention rates have been a bit mixed for the UK’s elite firms – the magic circle and Slaughter and May – this autumn. Slaughters, which already retains the highest percentage of its trainees of all five firms, struck gold, keeping on […]

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Gateley to double office space in Leeds in early move

Gateley is doubling its presence in Leeds with an office move three years earlier than planned after adding 22 lawyers in 18 months.  The firm will leave its Toronto Square base in October, where it occupies 3,880 sq ft, for a 7,500 sq ft office in Minerva House. Gateley launched in the region in January […]

Ogier launches dispute resolution team in Hong Kong

Ogier has expanded the reach of its dispute resolution practice into Hong Kong to serve Asian clients in their own time zone. The Hong Kong dispute resolution practice will work closely with the wider dispute resolution team across British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. The practice is headed up by partner Ray Ng, who has […]

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Morrison & Foerster and Linklaters advise Balfour Beatty on $1.24bn buyout of its US division

Morrison & Foerster and Linklaters have advised on the sale of Balfour Beatty’s US professional services division Parsons Brinckerhoff to WSP Global for $1.24bn. Balfour Beatty was advised by Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) in the US and Linklaters in the UK. MoFo M&A partner Mark Wojciechowski led the negotiations together with corporate partner Tom Knox; tax […]

Allen & Overy maintains top position in H1 capital markets league tables

In the H1 2014 league tables, Allen & Overy has ranking as the leading adviser in global debt, equity and equity-related capital markets, advising issuers and managers on 462 deals worth $346bn (£206bn). This is 127 deals and more than $84bn ahead of its nearest competitor, according to data from Thomson Reuters. The Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and Dealogic capital […]

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