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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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High Court rejects Health Lottery judicial review bid by Camelot

The High Court has thrown out a judicial review bid by National Lottery operator Camelot in which it instructed Blackstone Chambers’ David Pannick QC to challenge the legality of a rival lottery scheme, the Health Lottery (THL). Today’s ruling is a victory for 11KBW’s James Goudie QC who was instructed for the defendant, the Gambling […]

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Ashurst, DLA, Mayer Brown advise on sale of Goldman Sachs base

Ashurst, DLA Piper and Mayer Brown have advised on the £264m sale of Goldman Sachs’ European headquarters on London’s Fleet Street. The sale of Peterborough Court and Daniel House, a 370,000 sq ft office building leased to the investment bank, comes after the property was placed in the hands of receiver Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) […]

A&O and Morgan Lewis lead as Russia’s Rosneft signs Arctic gas deal

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Morgan Lewis & Bockius scooped roles as Russian oil major Rosneft completed a strategic joint venture with natural gas producer Itera to jointly develop gas fields in the Russian Arctic. Rosneft retained A&O for the deal, led by Moscow-based corporate head Anton Konnov and energy partner Tim Shilling. Morgan Lewis […]

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Clifford Chance and Linklaters among firms on Cinven’s £465m pharma deal

Clifford Chance and Linklaters were part of a string of City firms advising on private equity group Cinven’s £465m acquisition of generic drugs company Mercury Pharma from HgCapital. Addleshaw Goddard, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Eversheds also won roles on the takeover, which comes two and a half years after HgCapital took the UK pharmaceuticals […]

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Travelers hires European legal chief from Flagstone Re

Travelers has hired a counsel from Flagstone Re as head of legal and compliance across its European businesses. John Abramson has replaced Alistair Gunn, who had been at the company for 20 years. It is not known where Gunn has moved to. Abramson is based in London and is charged with ensuring that Travelers’ legal […]

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