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Monday, February 06, 2017 @ 1:33 PM

A lawyer’s four primary concerns over private right of action under CASL

Martin Kratz is described by his colleagues as a “CASL guru.” ... [read more]

Friday, February 03, 2017 @ 9:32 AM

Who holds the trump card in building developments: landowners or municipalities?

The city of Toronto has been riding a tidal wave of condo development that doesn’t seem close to crashing. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Give your eyes a break

If you’re reading this article online, we recommend taking a quick break midway through. Or perhaps printing the article, or finding an old-fashioned paper copy of The Lawyers Weekly? ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Thinking about design can go a long way

Not applicable ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Use precise terminology with open source contracts

Developers, distributors and users of free and open source software often face a host of legal issues which they need to keep in mind. Although licensing issues and more recently terms of use of proprietary software provided as a service (SaaS) have been abundantly discussed in legal literature, the specifics of open source software licences remain somewhat obscure for many. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Betting against the house on duty of care

Should casinos owe a duty of care to their patrons in parallel to licensed alcohol providers? Not surprisingly, gambling interests dissent, largely on the basis that a) individuals should bear responsibility for the consequences of their decisions; b) gambling has no visible equivalent to drunkenness; and c) a duty would create indeterminate liability for provincial governments. This article challenges these positions and argues that change may be closer than ever. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Changing landscape of Canadian takeover law

Over the past decade we have witnessed a surge of global corporate takeovers that have challenged the Canadian legal system with respect to assessing the rights and obligations of the implicated parties. What are the directors’ fiduciary duties in such situations? What elements should they evaluate in the takeover context? Can they prefer the interests of some stakeholders over others? ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Undervalued talent could soon look to work elsewhere

One of the common questions I face with managing partners is why star, homegrown partners leave the firm for greener pastures (often, these conversations begin with “did you headhunt them?”), and whether there is anything different they could have, or ought to have done, to have kept their best talent from leaving. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Being part of the team

If your managing partner gave you the opportunity to work from home on a regular basis, you’d be crazy to pass it up, right? What a life. You can spread out your files all over the living room while wearing your pyjamas. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Ontario overhauls financial services

The brisk pace at which the Ontario government is moving forward with the creation of the provincial Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) has taken the financial services industry by surprise. ... [read more]