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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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Where credit’s due

Will the new consumer credit regulations help the customer or just lead to more confusion? asks Jonathan Guest This year and next will be bumpy for the UK’s consumer credit market given the changes that are underway in the arena. While the original Consumer Credit Act was passed in 1974, it only came into effect […]

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Newbury firm Gardner Leader wins a double Tulkinghorn award in a single story. Not only does the firm win this week’s Most Desperate Attempt to Win a Bit of Press Award, it literally marries that success with the award for the Non Sequitur of the Year prize. According to a bizarre press release last week, […]

Weil Gotshal breaks into China with Shanghai office

Weil Gotshal & Manges is making its first foray into China with the appointment of a former Clifford Chance partner and the opening of an office in Shanghai. The New York law firm opened the office in the region after being awarded a licence from the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China. […]

Olswang to take bids on Minerva acquisition

Olswang has been instructed on a major public takeover – its second in the past two months – thanks to interest in one of its biggest clients, property company Minerva. Minerva is a long-standing client of Olswang and the firm advised on the property company’s £158m acquisition of Allders. But now Minerva is up for […]

Finance deals round-up

Allen & Overy (Vikki Greatorex) represented ABN Amro Bank, Citibank and ING as joint lead arrangers on the financing of the €1.1bn (£733.6m) acquisition of Mobiltel by a consortium of funds. The deal, financed by €450m (£300.1m) of equity and €650m (£433.5m) of acquisition debt, represents the largest bank financing in Bulgaria. Haarmann Hemmelrath and […]

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