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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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On 6 August, Shoosmiths put on a charity fashion show at its Edinburgh office, raising £1,014 for national charity partner Winston’s Wish. More than 60 guests, including staff, clients, family and friends, attended the ticketed event, which included a drinks reception and live music from Einstein’s Wardrobe — Shoosmiths partner Steven McDonald’s band. Shoosmiths staff modelled […]

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Amsterdam-headquartered telecoms giant VimpelCom has appointed Scott Dresser, formerly at Virgin Media, as its new group general counsel. VimpelCom confirmed Dresser as the company’s new group general counsel today. He will replace Jeffrey McGhie as general counsel from 1 September. Dresser moves from his current role as vice president of Global Strategic Initiatives, a global […]

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Bonus schemes for business services professionals have become commonplace, but hardly simple. According to our 2014 Law Firm Salary and Benefits Benchmarking Survey, no fewer than 82 per cent of the firms polled are now operating a bonus scheme for business services roles, with 76 per cent of those basing the amounts on how far firm-wide […]

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