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Internet changing face of commercial laws

Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Mylany David and Adèle Poirier

At a time when consumers can purchase just about any goods or services — and even conduct financial transactions — through the Internet, retailers in multiple sectors and industries are voluntarily choosing or are being forced to close an increasing number of physical stores and branches.

In the years to come, such closures will lead to an increase in vacant commercial space. Tenants and their lawyers should be prepared for this new reality and the questions which arise: How should such commercial leases be managed? What...