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Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 8:58 AM

M&A transactions: Employment continuity in Quebec people_arrows_sm

Labour and employment issues can be significant in the context of the sale of a company. While employment costs may be expensive to assume and some businesses may have a too large or inefficient workforce, continued employment may also prove critical to the long-term success of a business. One of the primary issues that arises in the context of a merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction is therefore whether the vendor’s employees will stay on with the purchaser. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 11:43 AM

Aquaculture in other jurisdictions silhouettefishing

Globally, Norway has exhibited leadership in developing offshore aquaculture. The legislation in Norway is not dissimilar to Nova Scotia, with provisions about environmental standards, licensing, site allocation, etc. However, the Norwegian government has made reduction of red tape within aquaculture establishment its priority by promoting increased cooperation between the various departments that are stakeholders in the process. Notably, their routine licensing process used to take over a year, and it now less than a six month period. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 9:45 AM

B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal given new powers over not-for-profits, co-operatives Dierk Ullrich, Fasken

Although much attention has been paid to the implications of the new powers given to B.C.’s Civil Resolutions Tribunal (CRT) over some automobile insurance cases, what may have gotten lost in the shuffle is the tribunal’s new responsibility for some claims concerning not-for-profit organizations and co-operatives in the province. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 8:37 AM

M&A risk insurance becoming the new normal risk_insurance_sm

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be a double-edged sword. When done right, M&A can allow acquirers to scale their businesses and create value through synergies. When done poorly, M&A can result in drastic overpayments for assets that are not nearly as valuable as believed and for economies of scale that are very difficult to achieve. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 @ 11:08 AM

Merger challenge shows Competition Bureau focus on digital economy | Julius Melnitzer

Canada’s new Commissioner of Competition, Matthew Boswell, appointed just four months ago, has taken little time to make his mark as a man of his word. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 @ 8:35 AM - Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 9:31 AM

OFFENCES AND ENFORCEMENT - Offences - Powers of Commission

Appeal by C2 Ventures and its president Dobson from a decision of a Panel of the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority that awarded compensation to four investors who the Panel found suffered financial losses caused by the appellants’ breaches of The Securities Act. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 @ 8:30 AM

Judges lead cross-border commercial courts co-operation international_law_sm

Important developments in cross-border co-operation among commercial courts have been taking place over at least the past four years, largely under the radar of many lawyers and judges. ... [read more]

Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 9:21 AM

ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE - Sale of property - Directives

Appeal by the Superintendent of Bankruptcy from a decision that found the levy under s. 147 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act was not applicable to payments made by the trustee to the respondent. ... [read more]

Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 8:42 AM

Knowledge of fraudulent person can’t be attributed to company Magnifying glass with calculator

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) answered a delicate question in its Christine Dejong Medecine Professional Corp. v. DBDC Spadina Ltd. [2019] S.C.J. No. 30 decision: If a company is used by someone who is committing fraud, can that company be said to have known about that fraud? ... [read more]

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 10:49 AM

U.S. doubling down on border filings scrutiny immigration_documents_sm

Prove it. That is what U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers say when a petition is filed at a port of entry to the U.S., and one of its law enforcement officers has to make a decision on whether an applicant or beneficiary qualifies for the U.S. status he seeks. This scrutiny only seems to be increasing year over year. ... [read more]