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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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New premises for Wedlake as revenues grow

Wedlake Bell has moved to new, larger premises in Bedford Row as it reports a 5 per cent increase in turnover for the past financial year. The rise in fees to £16.6m for 2003-2004 signals the seventh year of successive growth in gross revenues for the firm, with its London office reporting a 9 per […]

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Allen & Overy team triumphs in Jamaican death row case

A man facing Jamaica’s mandatory death penalty has seen his sentence overturned as a result of pro bono work by Allen & Overy (A&O). Lambert Watson was found guilty of the murder of his girlfriend and baby daughter in 1999 and had already served five years on death row. But in a landmark ruling that […]

New Taylor Wessing head targets profitability

Taylor Wessing’s UK managing partner Gary Moss is to step down in October at the end of his three-year term. He will be replaced by Mike Frawley, a high-profile partner within the firm who is the head of insolvency and the dispute resolution department. Several partners were considered for the position during a consultation process, […]

Orrick takes further advantage of CC closures

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has topped its mass hire of Clifford Chance West Coast partners by taking on the bulk of the firm’s associates and staff. Orrick has recruited 16 associates and another 18 staff to join the eight partners who left Clifford Chance’s soon-to-close San Francisco and Los Angeles offices a few weeks ago. […]

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