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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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Private equity backed Parabis Group has received a further £13m cash injection from its investor Duke Street. Duke Street was the first private equity investor to enter the legal services market when it opened up to non-lawyer backers in 2012 (22 August 2012). Parabis was forced to delay its ABS deal with private equity house […]

Leonid Ristev from Karanovic & Nikolic speaks at mineral resources conference

Leonid Ristev, senior associate at Karanovic & Nikolic, recently held a presentation at the 4th International Conference on Mineral Resources in the Republic of Serbia in Belgrade. He lectured on the comparative analysis of public-private partnerships and strategic partnerships between private investors and the state in the sector of mining in Serbia. The event covered key […]

RBS turns to Dentons for £30m Libor claim

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has turned to Dentons to defend it against a £30m claim from Cooke Young & Keidan (CYK) client property developer Property Alliance Group over Libor-related misselling allegations. The bank is the third to have faced Libor-related claims, following the Guardian Care Homes case against Clifford Chance client Barclays which […]

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Clydesdale replaces UK GC as Darbyshire returns to Australia role

Clydesdale Bank UK general counsel Jennifer Darbyshire has returned to Australia to resume her role at parent company National Australia Bank (NAB) with James Peirson taking over the UK role.  Darbyshire took up the role as general counsel and company secretary for NAB’s UK operations two years ago after several years leading the bank’s Australian […]

Addleshaw Goddard targets return to UK top 20

After a turbulent year politically and a disappointing half a decade in terms of the firm’s financials, Addleshaw Goddard is rolling out a new five-year strategy focused on financial performance, as we report here. The strategy has set out a number of financial key performance indicators and demonstrates a clear shift in emphasis from the […]

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