International/crossborder law


  • Chaos theory

    Sep 24, 2018

    In the recent legal drama around Ontario’s move to chop the size of Toronto’s city council, it was common to hear some members of the public decry that something was terribly wrong with the judicial system as well as with our democratic institutions.

  • 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.

  • Privacy of documents at border under question

    Privacy of documents at border under question

    Aug 6, 2018

    Recent guidelines about searches of electronic devices at Canadian and U.S. borders have reinforced lawyers’ need to protect privileged information on their digital devices when crossing the border.

  • 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.

  • Rules change could hamper access to justice: advocates

    Rules change could hamper access to justice: advocates

    Aug 6, 2018

    The Ontario Bar Association is raising concerns about how amendments to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s model rules to prevent money laundering could negatively impact access to justice.

  • 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.

  • Lawyers voice concerns about biometrics expansion

    Lawyers voice concerns about biometrics expansion

    Jul 9, 2018

    On July 31, the Canadian government will require biometric information from travellers to the country from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Travellers from Asia, the Asia Pacific and the Americas will be required to give the information starting Dec. 31.

  • Bill aims to change way white-collar crime punished

    Bill aims to change way white-collar crime punished

    Jun 4, 2018

    Bill C-74, the omnibus budget implementation bill, contains provisions that propose to amend the Criminal Code to add a new system of remediation that can be triggered prior to a trial for corporations accused of offences such as bribery of public officials, frauds on government, municipal corruption, prohibited insider trading or false prospectus.

  • Congressman loses claim against lawyer

    Congressman loses claim against lawyer

    May 28, 2018

    A former U.S. congressman has lost his US$450-million claim against a Hamilton, Ont. lawyer after a judge ruled he waited too long to bring his case in Ontario.

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