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Wednesday, February 05, 2020 @ 9:43 AM

New commercial real estate associate joins Minden Gross

Minden Gross LLP announced that Samita Smith has joined the firm as an associate in the commercial real estate group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 @ 9:06 AM

Top 10 business decisions of 2019: From bankruptcy to beer top_ten_sm

To kick off the new year right, here is a listing of the Top 10 business decisions in Canada for 2019. The listing will be in the form of a two-part series, which begins below with numbers 6-10, in ascending order. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 @ 8:45 AM

Perfection not required as part of consultation, court says in Trans Mountain ruling Dwight Newman, University of Saskatchewan

Yet another chapter in the saga of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline project has concluded after the Federal Court of Appeal ruled the federal government’s consultation fulfilled its obligations to a number of First Nations who had raised concerns about the project’s effect on their traditional territories. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 @ 1:06 PM

Navigating international business negotiations: Four challenges compass_business_sm

We lawyers are often criticized for being too parochial. This is certainly not an appealing attribute for legal advisers who work internationally. We need to be unprejudiced and open-minded. Acting as in-house or external counsel for an international company is a fascinating experience. It requires refined preparation and sensitivity to successfully perform as a trusted adviser in a global business and legal environment. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 @ 6:32 AM

CORPORATIONS - General principles - Distinct legal entity - Exceptions (piercing the corporate veil)

Appeal by the representative plaintiffs from a decision granting their application for summary judgment against the Jastek Valencia and Jastek MB for breach of contract only and from the award of costs made in favour of the GDP parties. ... [read more]

Monday, February 03, 2020 @ 12:37 PM

Two new partners for Bennett Jones in Vancouver

Bennett Jones announced that David Little and Charlene Hiller have joined the firm as partners in Vancouver. ... [read more]

Monday, February 03, 2020 @ 12:33 PM

New Halifax partner for Stewart McKelvey

Stewart McKelvey announced that Jason Woycheshyn has joined the firm as its newest Halifax partner. ... [read more]

Monday, February 03, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Hey Canadians, don’t be smug about American candidate selection processes | Stéphanie Plante

On the eve of the Democratic Iowa primary, many Canadians get smug about how American leadership races and elections seem to revolve around money and fundraising. But before we judge, it might be a good time for Canadians to consider advocating for a better made-in-Canada framework on how we run our political party leadership contests. ... [read more]

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 8:38 AM

Quebec decision: Arbitral awards are judgments arbitration_icon_sm

In Société générale de Banque au Liban SAL v. Itani 2019 QCCS 5266, Justice Dominique Poulin held that Quebec’s 10-year prescription period applied to applications to recognize and enforce arbitration awards made outside of Quebec. ... [read more]

Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 7:31 AM

CIVIL EVIDENCE - Weight - Opinion evidence - Expert evidence

Appeal by the plaintiff from trial judgment dismissing its action for negligent misrepresentation. ... [read more]