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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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LSB interim report inconclusive on impact of LSA The overarching message of the Legal Services Board’s (LSB) interim report into what impact the Legal Services Act has had on the profession is a resoundingly non-committal ’it’s too early to tell’. Critics say five years is a long time to wait for just three approved alternative […]

In through the out door

Shearman influence spreads as lawyer becomes GC at client Citigroup It is hardly normal for a firm to put an announcement on its own website about a partner leaving. But then Shearman & Sterling senior partner Rohan Weerasinghe’s departure to join Citigroup – first reported by TheLawyer.com on Tuesday (3 April) – was no ordinary […]

Court of Appeal: agreed Dennison should be struck off

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SRA cracks down on rogue lawyers, but bans its panel from defending them Lawyers are under more regulatory scrutiny than ever and the profession’s watchdog is boosting its powers to crack down on rogues. Last week the SRA welcomed a Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling against solicitor Anthony Dennison, who had appealed a decision that […]

American idols

So what first attracted you to that incredibly well-paying job at a US firm? US firms have never traded much on being a lifestyle choice – not when they can simply pay so much more for their London associates than their City peers. But when we surveyed associates at international firms to find out more […]

Ashurst adds Milan corporate team from Pavia e Ansaldo

Ashurst has boosted its Italian presence with the appointment of partner Alessandro Giovannelli as head of corporate. Giovannelli joins Ashurst’s Milan office from Italian domestic firm Pavia e Ansaldo, bringing with him five lawyers. The team includes counsel Matteo Colombari and Matteo Delucchi and senior associate Fabrizio Scaparro, and focuses particularly on private equity. The […]

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