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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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Slaughter and May and Willkie Farr & Gallagher have emerged as the latest firms to scoop roles advising the trio of banks on an alternative bid for ABN Amro. Slaughters is advising Santander, which, along with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Belgo-Dutch insurer Fortis, has confirmed that it submitted a joint letter to […]

Norton Rose makes up record numbers

Norton Rose has made up 23 senior associates to its partnership, breaking last year’s record promotion round by one. Following the trend of the past three years, the corporate and banking practices have been the big winners, with 10 and six being promoted respectively. Dispute resolution saw its biggest increase in four years with three […]

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Shoosmiths’ partnership smashes 100-member ceiling

Shoosmiths has promoted 10 to the partnership, increasing its partner count to more than 100 for the first time. The promotions comprise two each for commercial property and legal expenses and one each for banking, construction, corporate, employment, dispute resolution and property litigation. The promotional round is up on last year’s, when the firm promoted […]

Weil beats Ashurst, Lovells to Terra Firma’s Alliance Boots bid

Weil Gotshal & Manges has won a stunning first instruction from private equity house Terra Firma on its joint bid with Wellcome Trust to acquire Alliance Boots for more than £10bn. Terra Firma advisers Ashurst and Lovells have missed out this time. A Weil team led by Marco Compagnoni will advise the firm as part […]

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