Monthly Archives: August 2013

21 lawyers from RSS nominated in 2014 Best Lawyers in Canada

RSS is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers has listed 21 RSS lawyers in its 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 for the practice areas indicated. More than 30% of our professionals have received this honor !

Congratulations to all 21 lawyers designated as BEST LAWYERS in Canada and also to 22 other RSS lawyers who were nominated and who surely will be listed in future years as they are truly “best lawyers”.

Congratulations also to two of our lawyers who were named “Lawyer of the Year for Montreal”:

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ILN Today Post

Court Makes ‘Game-Changing’ Decision on Employees

As their superior trial courts stagger under backlogs and delays, Alberta and Quebec are stepping up pressure on Ottawa to “immediately” appoint the new judges both provinces insist they need to serve their burgeoning populations, including thousand of unrepresented litigants.

Officials and judges in both provinces have enlisted the Canadian Bar Association to help persuade the government to move on Alberta’s 2008 request for four more Court of Queen’s Bench judges, and on last year’s request from Quebec seeking seven additional Superior Court judges. The provinces created the new positions, which they must pay for by supplying support services and offices. However, under 2.96 of the Constitution, the federal government appoints and pays the judges. More…

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Stradling Rebrands

The challenge was to incorporate the firm’s four-word name, McDermott said. But industry-based research showed that most clients referred to the firm as simply Stradling.

The marketing team also conducted a companywide survey before selecting “Stradling Attorneys at Law” for the new white-on-blue logo, she said. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth remains the firm’s legal name. More…

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SFKS Xi’an Electronic Newspaper Issue One Hundred and Twenty-Five August 2013

Laws and Regulations Updates
I. Provisional Regulations regarding the Administration on the Use of
Self-Owned Capital by Fund Management Companies

Over the years, fund management companies in China have faced many restrictions when using their self-owned capital for investment. They can only use such capital to invest in funds and sovereign bonds and establish domestic or foreign subsidiaries. As the reformation and development of fund industry and property management industry continue, the rigid restrictions imposed on self-owned capital of fund management companies fail to adapt to the requirement of such development since these restrictions have brought adverse impacts on business expansion and overseas investment. Under the general concept of “loosening control, strengthening supervision”, the China Securities Regulatory Commission CSRC) promulgated the Provisional Regulations regarding the Administration on the Use of Self-Owned Capital by Fund Management Companies (the “Provisional Regulations”) on 2 August 2013. More…

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Calls for transferable system of ‘granny leave’

A recent report from think tank IPPR has called for additional support for the thousands of women in their 50s who have to balance work and care responsibilities.

The so-called ‘sandwich generation’ – who are caring for both their grandchildren and their elderly parents – are taking career breaks to become full-time carers and then finding it impossible to get another job before their own retirement age.

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Free Webinar: “New OSHA Sweep Auger Enforcement Policies… How They Will Affect You!”

On Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3 PM (Eastern) /2 PM (Central), Eric J. Conn, Head of the national OSHA Practice Group at Epstein Becker & Green will be conducting a free webinar focused on OSHA’s enforcement landscape as it relates to work inside grain bins with energized sweep augers.  This is the first in a series of OSHA-related webinars for the grain industry to be presented in 2013 and 2014 in conjunction with Grain Journal.

The webinar follows a article recently published in the July/August edition of Grain & Feed Milling Technology Magazine entitled “Sweeping Changes to OSHA’s Sweep Auger Enforcement,” which detailed the roller coaster ride that has been OSHA’s enforcement policy in connection with work inside grain bins with energized sweep augers, and explaining the current enforcement policy, which does provide real clarity as to the conditions that OSHA considers to be acceptable for that work.

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A Clearly Descriptive Engineering Trademark

In the recent case of Continental Teves AG & Co v. Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, the Federal Court of Canada dismissed an appeal of the Trade-mark Opposition Board’s refusal to register a mark.  The original application was brought by Continental Teves, a foreign corporation, to register the words ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE IS OUR HERITAGE for use as a trade-mark in Canada in association with wares, namely brake pads and rotors for land vehicles.  The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (the “Council”), a national organization of the 12 provincial and territorial associations that license and regulate Canadian engineers, opposed the application.  It is the Council’s policy to oppose trademarks which consist of or include the term “engineering” in order to both protect the integrity of the titles of Canadian engineering professionals and to protect the public.

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Konkurrenceret nyhedsbrev nr. 1 2013

Bliv opdateret på nyt fra DAHLs faggruppe for konkurrenceret.

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Heather Hettiarachchi elected to CBA National Labour & Employment Section Executive

Clark Wilson LLP’s Heather Hettiarachchi has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Labour & Employment Law Section for 2013-2015. Heather’s practice focuses on all aspects of employment and labour law, human resource management issues and mediation services. She offers clients a unique combination of legal expertise and extensive, hands-on human resources management and labour relations experience.

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Lidings represents Tetra Pak in litigation proceedings throughout Russia

Lidings, a leading legal advisor to foreign businesses in Russia, is representing the Swedish Tetra Pak, world’s largest provider of packaging solutions, in court proceedings across various Russian regions.

Lidings advises the Swedish manufacturing giant on all legal aspects of doing business in Russia. The firm’s dispute resolution practice led by partners Andrey Zelenin and Stepan Guzey initiates claims and conducts court proceedings related to debt collection, foreclosure of the mortgaged property, bankruptcy, trademark protection, and other matters.

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