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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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US firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has elected Mark Leddy as its new managing partner following an uncontested election. Leddy will take over from incumbent Mark Walker, who was appointed to the role in 2005 (9 May 2005), on 1 January 2011. Anti-trust partner Leddy is currently based in Washington DC but will split […]

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Australian firm Minter Ellison has hired three partners from Jones Day for its Hong Kong office. Anne Ko, Barbara Mok and Katherine U – all partners in Jones Day’s Hong Kong office – will join Minter Ellison in Hong Kong in the New Year, giving the firm a boost in capital markets and M&A. The […]

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What with the X Factor, Pret’s seasonal sandwiches and those perfume ads starring the cutesy girl next door off of Amelie, it’s very easy to forget that Christmas is in fact all about the birth of a small child in the manger. The real spirit of Christmas isn’t lost on Lee Ranson though. The Eversheds […]

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