Corporate/commercial law


  • OCA clarifies Limitations Act provisions related to third-party claims

    OCA clarifies Limitations Act provisions related to third-party claims

    May 22, 2018

    Limitations Act provisions that have been the subject of conflicting Superior Court decisions related to third-party claims have finally been clarified by the Ontario Court of Appeal.

  • Environmental lawyers look for certainty in assessment bill

    Environmental lawyers look for certainty in assessment bill

    May 22, 2018

    The federal government’s Bill C-69, the Impact Assessment Act, proposes to reform the federal environmental assessment regime and place more emphasis on early engagement with affected communities as a way of avoiding problems as the assessment process unfolds.

  • Lawyers preparing for mandatory data-breach reporting

    Lawyers preparing for mandatory data-breach reporting

    May 14, 2018

    Lawyers say they are ramping up in anticipation of the rollout of new mandatory data-breach reporting rules going into effect in Canada.

  • Navigating consent with groups a careful process

    Navigating consent with groups a careful process

    Apr 30, 2018

    After many years of negotiations, the Saugeen Ojibway Nation has successfully secured an agreement with Ontario Power Generation to ensure that its consent would be necessary for a proposed nuclear waste site on the Bruce Peninsula to go ahead.

  • Federal bill aims to improve environmental assessments

    Federal bill aims to improve environmental assessments

    Apr 30, 2018

    The federal government has proposed reforms to environmental laws that address major issues around the impact of development on Indigenous culture.

  • Chevron case heads to Court of Appeal again

    Chevron case heads to Court of Appeal again

    Apr 16, 2018

    Third parties are asking the courts to unseal documents in a long-running case about whether an Ecuadorian judgment against oil giant Chevron should be enforced against a Canadian subsidiary in Ontario.

  • U.S. export controls could impact Ontario businesses

    U.S. export controls could impact Ontario businesses

    Apr 9, 2018

    American export controls are becoming an increasingly important issue as the U.S. administration threatens to tear up the nuclear deal with Iran in June, under U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • Mediation in workplaces a growing trend

    Mediation in workplaces a growing trend

    Apr 9, 2018

    Many workplaces have been seeking mediators to deal with allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace, seeking to balance the rights of complainants and ensuring that there is some kind of due process for the accused.

  • The tricky issue of mediation chill

    The tricky issue of mediation chill

    Apr 9, 2018

    While mediation is expected to be confidential, if it fails and the matter goes to court, a pre-trial judge will often demand to know what the last offer presented was.

  • How ADR can help with family businesses

    How ADR can help with family businesses

    Apr 9, 2018

    As baby boomers start retiring, disputes are arising within family businesses as to who will take over once the parents retire.

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