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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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Lovells advises on Babcock & Brown fund sell off

Lovells has been instructed by a group of former Babcock & Brown staff who have bought out the failed firm’s €2.2bn (£1.9bn) European infrastructure fund. Babcock’s former senior partner Simon Gray, managing partner Toto Lo Bianco and five other partners have bought out the Babcock & Brown European Infrastructure Fund (BBEIF) in their new company, […]

Attwaters

Essex firm Attwaters is a year into a five-year ­strategy last year that saw it install Sheenagh Parsons as ­managing partner. Under the new regime, Attwaters aimed to invest more heavily in the areas of corporate and ­private client and broaden the practice away from its ­traditionally largest areas of personal injury and ­clinical negligence. […]

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Eversheds man leads Cornish green team

Eversheds local government partner Stephen Cirell has been seconded to Cornwall Council to lead its green ­agenda. Cirell will become the ­programme director for environmental project manager Green Peninsula, which is advising the council on ­various green initiatives. His work will include advising on carbon reduction, district heating and renewable energy projects. Eversheds partner Judith […]

London time

As the deadline for responses to Lord Justice Jackson’s interim report on civil litigation costs draws closer, it is worth noting that across the City senior litigators are questioning the motives behind the review. In the first in a series of profiles by The Lawyer of leading litigation practices, Norton Rose global head of dispute […]

Outer Temple gears up for Saudi launch

Outer Temple Chambers is looking to expand its presence in the Middle East by opening in Saudi Arabia. The country is planning to open a series of economic cities aimed at attracting outside investment. One aim is to build an ­arbitration centre to emulate the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Outer Temple business development director […]

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