Corporate/commercial law


  • Panama Papers and solicitor-client privilege

    Aug 13, 2018

    With the recent release of another 1.2 million files in data from a further “Panama Papers” leak, there are renewed questions being asked internationally around the complicity and facilitation of money laundering by lawyers.

  • Regulations about crypto-currencies remain uncertain

    Regulations about crypto-currencies remain uncertain

    Aug 6, 2018

    Lawyers are keeping a close eye on regulations about crypto-currencies, while advising more businesses about how to use the technology.

  • Businesses should consider assistance post-NAFTA

    Businesses should consider assistance post-NAFTA

    Aug 6, 2018

    Businesses should thoroughly examine their products and consider available government assistance programs to weather the economic uncertainty caused by the ongoing trade battle between Canada and the United States over steel and aluminum products, lawyers say.

  • OCA upholds U.S. rabbinical court’s award

    OCA upholds U.S. rabbinical court’s award

    Jul 30, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld the enforcement of a New York rabbinical court’s award in a real estate dispute in Ontario, reinforcing the province’s role as a leader in international commercial arbitration law, say lawyers.

  • Insolvency disputes a growing area for litigation funding

    Insolvency disputes a growing area for litigation funding

    Jul 23, 2018

    A recent Quebec case saw the court approve a funding arrangement between a litigation financing company and an insolvent company in order to fund a lawsuit against the insolvent company’s largest creditor, with the financing company getting a share of the proceeds if successful.

  • Lawyers need to be aware of overhaul of construction laws

    Lawyers need to be aware of overhaul of construction laws

    Jul 16, 2018

    An overhaul of construction laws has the potential to reduce the number of payment disputes and speed up the dispute resolution process, lawyers say.

  • Choice architecture

    Jun 25, 2018

    Sometimes, there are phrases that make you roll your eyes.

  • Banks added to alleged conspiracy class action

    Banks added to alleged conspiracy class action

    Jun 25, 2018

    Entities related to TD Bank and BMO will be added as parties to a class action suit against major banks, after Ontario’s Court of Appeal overturned a lower court’s decision.

  • Plant breeders’ rights overlooked in cannabis IP strategy

    Plant breeders’ rights overlooked in cannabis IP strategy

    Jun 11, 2018

    Lawyers are encouraging cannabis producers to include plant breeders’ rights in their business’s intellectual property strategy, especially as cannabis is set to become legal this year.

  • More incentives needed for emerging businesses

    More incentives needed for emerging businesses

    Jun 11, 2018

    Intellectual property lawyers say the federal government’s recently announced intellectual property strategy gives a positive framework for IP protection and promotion in Canada, but it could include more concrete incentives for emerging businesses.

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