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Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

Class action against securities dealer’s accountant bound for SCC, lawyer says Daniel_Bach_sm

A class action against a defunct securities dealer that lost more than $10 million in investments is headed to Canada’s top court after Ontario’s Appeal Court tossed a “duty of care” claim against the dealer’s accountant, says a lawyer involved. ... [read more]

Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

Concerns raised about proposed B.C. legislation on real estate transparency Jonathan Reilly, English Bay Law Corporation

The B.C. government has introduced a bill aimed at ending hidden ownership of real estate and ensuring taxes are being paid on their properties, but community groups and legal experts are raising concerns about its privacy implications and reporting requirements. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 3:58 PM

Cassels Brock expands Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary offices

Cassels Brock has beefed up its Toronto team with the hiring of 10 associates. The firm also added a pair of associates in Vancouver and one in its Calgary office. ... [read more]

Monday, September 10, 2018 @ 12:50 PM

McMillan adds former articling student, two associates

McMillan LLP announced that William (Bill) Wu has rejoined the firm as a member of the competition group in its Toronto office, effective Sept. 10, 2018. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @ 1:56 PM

MacDonald new partner with BLG’s securities, capital markets group

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) welcomes Cameron MacDonald as a partner in its securities and capital markets group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

Rasile rejoins Bennett Jones as financial services partner

After one year with another large corporate firm, Mark Rasile is back with Bennett Jones as a partner in the Toronto office. He practises in the areas of financial services, lending and finance, M&A and private equity. ... [read more]

Friday, August 03, 2018 @ 8:50 AM

Langlois adds partner to Montreal litigation group

Guillaume Michaud has joined Langlois lawyers’ litigation group as a partner in its Montreal office. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 12:16 PM

Creditor’s undisclosed billing practices don’t void loan guarantee, B.C. Appeal Court rules Hal Hicks, Fulton & Company LLP

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled that a finance company did not fraudulently misrepresent itself in dealing with a woman who was a guarantor of a loan to her husband’s trucking company. Cynthia LeRoy was a guarantor of a loan by Century Services Co. to Ted LeRoy Trucking Ltd. (TLT), a company owned by her husband in which she was an employee. ... [read more]

Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 10:11 AM - Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 3:33 PM

SCC affirms 7-2 Ontario and B.C. regulators’ denial of accreditation to TWU’s proposed law school Janet Epp Buckingham

In a four-opinion ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 7-2 that the refusal of the law societies of Ontario and B.C. to accredit Trinity Western University’s (TWU) proposed law school was reasonable because the regulators proportionately balanced the impact on the religious freedom rights of TWU’s community with the regulators’ mandate to protect the public — including promoting equal access to the legal profession, diversity and lawyer competence, as well as upholding a positive public perception of the legal profession. ... [read more]

Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 11:36 AM

Financial Services Regulatory Authority names CEO

Mark White has been appointed as the inaugural chief executive officer of the board of directors of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA). ... [read more]