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The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has won the right to retain litigation privilege over documents relating to an alleged £140m VAT fraud in the latest twist to the debate that has been occupying legal minds.

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Podcast series where Mario Torres, lawyer at Meritas member firm BrazeauSeller and Co-Chair of Meritas’ Latin America & Caribbean Cannabis law group, interviews lawyers from around the world to learn more about how each jurisdiction is handling cannabis and marijuana legalization.

Cannabis legalization in Colombia

Podcast series where Mario Torres, lawyer at Meritas member firm BrazeauSeller and Co-Chair of Meritas’ Latin America & Caribbean Cannabis law group, interviews lawyers from around the world to learn more about how each jurisdiction is handling cannabis and marijuana legalization.

Cannabis legalisation in Israel

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Cannabis legalisation in Canada

Podcast series where Mario Torres, lawyer at Meritas member firm BrazeauSeller and Co-Chair of Meritas’ Latin America & Caribbean Cannabis law group, interviews lawyers from around the world to learn more about how each jurisdiction is handling cannabis and marijuana legalization.

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Focus on Northern Ireland

As with other parts of the UK, the last 18 months have seen a period of exceptional market activity in the living sector in Northern Ireland, despite the economic challenges of Covid. Much of that activity has in fact been driven by the societal challenges and behavioural shifts brought about by the pandemic.

Canadian ESG for investors and lenders

Gowling WLG and Export Development Canada hosted an engaging virtual panel discussion focused on Canadian ESG in investing and lending. The panel touches on ESG in the context of our current market, as well as key considerations and upcoming developments in Canadian ESG.

Is this the end of rugby as we know it?

In the summer, new guidance was introduced for professional and amateur footballers to reduce the number of headers allowed in training and in use during a game. This followed an investigation into the impact of this move on the long term brain health of football players and a potential link to brain damage was raised.

Supreme Court of Canada on contract interpretation: Lessons from Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey provides helpful clarification and direction respecting the interpretations of contracts. The case arises in the context of the interpretation of a release. However, it has significantly broader application and reaffirms the contextual approach to the interpretation of contracts previously articulated in the SCC’s 2014 decision in Sattva.

Predatory marriage conference

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