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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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Competition body allots record fines

French competition lawyers are reeling after their clients were hit twice last week by the competition watchdog for record amounts. The nation’s three dominant mobile telephone operators – Bouygues Telecom, Orange France and SFR – were fined a record €534m (£307.6m) for collusion. French firm Bredin Prat represented Orange France, Clifford Chance acted for SFR and […]

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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised new client JO Hambro Investment Management (Johim) on the launch of two new investment funds.

OFT slammed for delay of grocery investigation

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has come under heavy criticism following its announcement that it would take at least another six months to review its decision regarding the dominance of supermarket chains in the grocery sector. The total length of the OFT investigation has raised the ire of the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) as well as […]

Top international deals

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (Micheal Wolfson) and Danish firm Bech-Brunn (Soren Meisling, Philip Risbjorn) are advising the Apax-led consortium that won the TDC auction. Danish telecoms operator TDC accepted a €10.2bn (£6.9bn) bid on 29 November from Nordic Telephone Company (NTC), the bidding vehicle established by a consortium comprising Apax, Blackstone, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, Permira and Providence.

Blake triumphs in SJ Berwin senior partner race

SJ Berwin has confirmed the appointment of head of private equity Jonathan Blake as the firm’s new senior partner. The firm’s partnership appointed Blake as successor to outgoing senior partner David Harrel as part of a discrete ballot for a joint-ticket proposal. As part of the join proposal Ralph Cohen will continue as managing partner, […]

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