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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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Facebook tags Gibson Dunn co-head of IT and data privacy in deputy GC role

Social networking giant Facebook has named Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s co-head of IT and data privacy, Ashlie Beringer, as its deputy general counsel. Beringer replaces former deputy Colin Stretch, who took the general counsel role over from former legal boss Ted Ullyot in July (21 June 2013). The Palo Alto-based litigation partner, who joined Gibson […]

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Rodoljub Šabić, the commissioner for information of public importance and personal data protection in the Republic of Serbia, said on 17 September 2013 that a large number of employees’ personal data is being processed on the basis of their ‘consent’, which may not be considered a valid legal basis taking into account the completely unequal […]

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This memorandum outlines the steps necessary under the Companies Act 1981 of Bermuda for a Bermuda-exempted company to discontinue from Bermuda to a foreign jurisdiction. Under Bermuda law, one or more Bermuda-exempted companies may merge or amalgamate with one or more bodies incorporated outside Bermuda, and the surviving or amalgamating entity may continue in the […]

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