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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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Cleary adds to City competition team with OFT hire

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has boosted its London office with the hire of the deputy director of competition policy at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). Paul Gilbert will join Cleary’s London office as an associate on 17 January, becoming a member of the competition team. Gilbert joined the OFT in 2009, after working […]

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Hogan Lovells NQ retention rate in London plummets

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Minter Ellison taps Jones Day for three-partner Hong Kong team

Australian firm Minter Ellison has hired three partners from Jones Day for its Hong Kong office. Anne Ko, Barbara Mok and Katherine U – all partners in Jones Day’s Hong Kong office – will join Minter Ellison in Hong Kong in the New Year, giving the firm a boost in capital markets and M&A. The […]

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Salans revamps German management team

Salans has shaken up its management in Germany as the firm looks to grow in the country. Holger Scheer has been appointed managing partner of Salans’ Frankfurt office. Andreas Ziegenhagen, who previously managed the office, as well as the one in Berlin, has taken on the newly created role of German general managing partner. He […]

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