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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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Striking oil at ‘Sheds

Here’s a nice bit of repositioning. Eversheds is doing its best to shake off its ’national law firm’ tag by doing something rather strategic in the Middle East (see story). The firm has merged with KSLG, a consortium of law firms in the region. The new offices will be fully paid-up members of Eversheds’ LLP; […]

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BLP sees PEP rocket 56 per cent to £712,000

Berwin Leighton Paisner has seen average profit per equity partner (PEP) rise 56 per cent in the past financial year on the back of a turnover rise of 20 per cent. Turnover for the 2010-11 financial year stood at £229m, up from £191m in 2009-10. Meanwhile, the firm has seen average profit per equity partner […]

Norton Rose transfers Aussie energy partner to Tokyo

Norton Rose has further strengthened its Australasian practice with the relocation of an energy, mining and projects partner from Brisbane to Tokyo. Michael Joyce advises on projects and M&A deals in the energy and infrastructure sectors. His primary role will be to manage the flow of transactions between Australia and Japan. A spokesperson for the […]

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Opinion: MPs who flout the law are not fit to be in Parliament

Earlier this month the Orwell Prize 2011 was awarded to the late Lord Bingham’s book, The Rule of Law. It is strange then that so soon afterwards we have seen such public and even Parliamentary disrespect for this principle over a footballer’s privacy – or lack of it. The rule of law means, ­Bingham says, […]

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