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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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The compulsory adjudication process has proved successful in the construction industry. So why, asks Peter Rees, can’t other practice areas share the benefits? You have a claim, perhaps with a value of several hundred pounds, perhaps hundreds of thousands, or even into the millions. Your opponent is intransigent; it will not pay and tells you […]

Bahrain Bank picks Norton Rose

Norton Rose has received its first major instruction from Bahrain International Bank (BIB) to advise on the restructuring of its $460m (£294m) debt Historically, BIB has relied on Bahrain lawyers or overseas firms in jurisdictions receiving the bank’s investment – often the US.The instruction is likely to signal the start of a trend of Middle […]

Firms lose out as Ford slashes bills by a third

Ailing corporate giant Ford Motors has asked several of its main UK advisers, including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Lovells and Wragge & Co, to slash their legal bills to get Ford’s overall legal spend down, according to one source, by 35 per cent It is understood that lawyers from Berwin Leighton Paisner, Freshfields, Lovells, Salans and […]

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