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Canada amends Cannabis Act to include First Nations

By Cam Cameron On September, 27, 2018, Bill-36 (the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018) was introduced by the Ontario government. If passed, it will, inter alia, enact the Cannabis License Act, 2018, and amend the Cannabis Act, 2017 as well as the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017. We anticipate that First Nations will generally […]

Canada: Cannabis brand launch checklist

By Natalie S. Rizkalla-Kamel, Monique M. Couture With the legalization of recreational cannabis set for October 17, 2018, cannabis companies are flooding the Canadian trademarks register with an array of new trademark applications. In 2018 alone, over 1700 trademark applications were filed in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) in association with goods and services containing the […]

Where we are now with e-conveyancing and electronic mortgage deeds?

By Christina Gill In a consultation paper published in August 2018 the Law Commission has sought to address legal uncertainty surrounding the electronic execution of documents, which is causing practical problems in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven business world. For example, whilst basic contracts can be validly formed without any documentation or formality, other contracts and legal documents must comply with […]

Guide to implement new internship rules in Romania

By Amalia Surugiu, Amalia Surugiu The internship contract is an alternative tool by which a company provides a student or trainee the opportunity to work in the company to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in a specific field, with a view to possible employment after the internship is complete. The template documents necessary to put […]

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Capturing the stalker in words

“Stalking” has suddenly become an in-vogue legal term. It only emerged relatively recently, but it is now rare to pick up a newspaper without finding it applied to some legal action or other. One of the definitive rulings to emerge on the subject – and one in which the case began before the term was […]

Serb lawyers freeze courts during seven day strike over tax

Serbian courts were brought to a standstill last month when the legal profession went on strike over tax. The strike started in Belgrade, but spread nationally over the seven-day stoppage. Courts have now reopened, pending the Serbian government meeting the demands of the legal profession. The conflict is over the state taxes lawyers are obliged […]

In brief: Bristol lecture to be delivered by Woolf

Lord Woolf is to give Bristol University’s fourth Campaign for Resource lecture on 13 December. The lecture, “Proportionate Justice”, will take place in the Reception Room of the Wills Memorial Building at 11.15am, and will be attended by members of the university’s governing body and the legal profession.

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