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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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Reed Smith instructed on WorldSpreads administration

Reed Smith has won the role acting for the administrators of WorldSpreads, the spread-betting operator being wound up after accounting irregularities were found in its finances. London restructuring partner Charlotte Møller and Europe and Middle East disputes head Richard Spafford are understood to be advising KPMG partners Jane Moriarty and Samantha Bewick, who were appointed […]

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After a recent spate of high-profile cases, Spurs director of football administration and barrister Darren Eales is aiming to keep future disputes out of court Tottenham Hotspur FC has had more than its fair share of press attention in the past year, even for a Premiership side. Apart from run-of-the-mill football fodder such as the […]

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Exeter’s Michelmores bolsters City arm with double hire

Exeter-headquartered Michelmores has beefed up its London presence with the hire of a partner and senior associate. Institutional property specialist Paul Paling joins as a partner to lead the firm’s London commercial property team. Paling joins from Nabarro, where he was appointed as a partner in May 2007. Also joining is former Silverman Sherliker intellectual […]

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