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Canada: new occupational health and safety act expands scope of employer duties

On June 1, 2018, amendments to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act came into force, significantly expanding the nature of the health and safety obligations owed by employers and businesses in Alberta. This article focuses on one of the areas in which changes have been made: the expansion of the types of entities that have […]

Use of injunction in modern trespass cases

By Leanne Norton and Lucy Shepherd In two recent cases of trespass, injunctions have been the preferred remedy rather than possession. An injunction is a court order that requires a party to do a specific act, or to refrain from doing a specific act. Injunctions are a discretionary remedy and an interim injunction might be […]

Adjudication watch June 2018: what you need to know

In this latest ‘Adjudication Watch’ our construction team provides updates on significant adjudication decisions: Mailbox (Birmingham) Ltd v Galliford Try Building Ltd (formerly known as Galliford Try Construction Ltd) [2017] Christopher Linnett Ltd and Mr Christopher Linnett v Matthew J Harding [2017] Baldwin and another v J R Pickstock Ltd [2017] Victory House General Partner […]

Messi scores important victory in longrunning EU trademark dispute

The General Court of the European Union ruled that the Barcelona and Argentina football star Lionel Andrés Messi, can register his European Union trade mark (EUTM) application for ‘MESSI’ in classes 3, 9, 14, 16, 25 and 28 (covering a wide range of products including fragrances, jewellery, clothing and sports equipment) notwithstanding an opposition led […]

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Kraft has scooped promising associate Calum Smyth from Howrey’s London office to complete its new in-house patents team. Smyth will be Kraft’s patent chief in Europe and will manage the company’s portfolio across the EU. Smyth’s role will cover the full range of patent work, including handling patent oppositions in the European Patent Office and […]

Egorov to become first Russian firm in ‘Londongrad’

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is to become the first Russian law firm to launch in London. The firm, which was founded just 14 years ago, will be opening its doors in the UK tomorrow (24 April). The Russian law firm, which is made up of 70 lawyers, took the bold decision to “break London” […]

A&O bolsters Paris with Weil raid

Allen & Overy (A&O) has bolstered its Paris office with the hire of public and environmental law specialist Jean-Yves Ollier from Weil Gotshal & Manges. Ollier was of counsel at Weil and joins A&O as partner, working with Noël Chahid-Nouraï, head of A&O’s public and environmental law group in Paris. Chahid-Nouraï said: “The experience of […]

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News reached Tulkinghorn last week of a subject very dear to his heart – golf. Many are the hours the great man has whiled away at the nineteenth, occasionally even leaving the clubhouse to putt a few balls. Now readers may be interested to learn that a couple of enterprising associates at Herbert Smith have […]

Skadden latest to scoop Barclays/ABN role

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is the latest firm to have grabbed a key role on the landmark £45.5bn merger between ABN Amro and Barclays. The New York-headquartered firm represented Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Cazenove and Lazard as financial advisers to Barclays. London-based corporate stars Michael Hatchard and Scott Simpson led […]

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