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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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Addleshaws chooses litigator Burch to fill senior partner role

Addleshaw Goddard litigation partner Monica Burch has won the partnership’s backing to succeed senior partner Paul Lee following a contested election. Burch will assume the title chairman of the firm’s board, but will effectively take over the all senior partner responsibilities. At the same time, former managing partner Mark Jones, who is currently chairman of […]

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Addleshaws plumps for female chair

Litigation partner Monica Burch is to take over as chair at Addleshaw Goddard, making it the ­second firm in the UK top 20 to have a woman in a senior partner role. Burch won a three-way contested election to ­succeed senior partner Paul Lee and will assume the title of chair of the firm’s board – essentially the […]

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Watson Burton chief stands down ahead of move to Muckle

Watson Burton senior partner Robert Langley has resigned from the firm’s partnership ahead of a move to North East rivals Muckle. Langley (pictured), who has been in the top role for the past three years, said the decision was amicable. He has not set a timeline for his departure and said he will stay on […]

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Steady Cleary grows organically with a series of Hong Kong and US laterals

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & ­Hamilton is making Hong Kong its strategic focus for the current financial year with a series of ­lateral hires planned for the jurisdiction. The firm, which is also looking to bulk up in London and New York, is famed for its cautious approach and rarely makes hires, but has emerged from the ­recession in […]

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