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Canada: Changes to daily operations under amended Occupational Health and Safety Act

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 changes to day-to-day operations of an employer to […]

GDPR: A pension trustee’s ongoing obligations

After months of preparing for GDPR, unfortunately the work does not stop now that the regulation has been implemented. Elements of the GDPR will require ongoing review and action. See our checklist below to make sure you are up to speed with your ongoing trustee GDPR obligations…

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After interminable deb-ates the EU has finally managed to draw up a directive on lawyers’ responsibilities with respect to money laundering. Interminable because the various lobbying groups on behalf of lawyers were up in arms about the possibility of any threat to the sacredness of client confidentiality.The timing is immaculate. As the simple act of […]

Finers gets in on Virgin property instruction

Finers Stephens Innocent has advised Virgin Entertain-ment on the property aspects of its disposal of 77 Our Price shops to a UK subsidiary of Australian company Brazin.Around a further 20 Our Price shops are being sold elsewhere or rebranded as Virgin’s V shops. Of the 207 shops, all bar 97 have been rebranded. The sale […]

Deal of the week – PROPERTY PORTFOLIO SALE

£365m London property sale goes transatlantic A combined UK and US effort has completed one of the largest property investment deals of the past couple of years. The London office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher advised the unnamed vendor of 20 buildings, mainly in London, for £365m.The properties were acquired by a joint venture between […]

Encryption

There is no doubt that the tragic events in the US will have a dramatic effect on the way we can lead our lives. Recent reports suggest that the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon may have been planned using encryption technology. The terrorists may have hidden maps and photographs of their […]

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