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Friday, November 08, 2019 @ 12:33 PM

Benefit corporations: Legislators should tread lightly good_corporation_sm

The advent of the burgeoning benefit corporation movement represents a subtle but fundamental change in the way for-profit companies choose to do business. And Canadian legislators, who have been slow to act in support of this movement, should address it with comparable subtlety, recognizing that the movement is an evolution of existing law, bears no relationship to the not-for–profit sector and does not require a host of new regulatory approaches. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 07, 2019 @ 7:51 AM

Cloud security myth: Client data stored in Canada more secure cloud_security_sm

One of the key attributes of modernizing the tools and software used by law firms is migrating to cloud solutions, which offer greater reliability, features and security vis-a-vis on-premises software solutions. Despite the benefits, I routinely encounter the great myth of cloud technology within the first few minutes of any call, notably “Where is the data stored?” or “Is everything stored in Canada?” ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 @ 2:04 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

Bennett Jones senior counsel named to CPTPP dispute resolution roster

Bennett Jones announced that senior counsel Valerie Hughes, a member of the firm’s international trade law practice group, has been named to the roster of panel chairs for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). She is the only Canadian, and one of three women, on the roster. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 @ 1:53 PM

International arbitration gets innovative: Privacy, confidentiality and appeals arbitration_global_sm

In the first article in this series, I wrote about innovative uses of international arbitration and the increasing attention on using arbitration for other forms of disputes. Despite the reasons articulated by Judge Gropper (The Arbitration of Cross-Border Business Insolvencies) why parties might wish to agree to arbitration in cross-border insolvency matters, there does not appear to have been a rush to do so. Yet the fundamental concept and reasons supporting it are logical. It may be that more work is needed. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 @ 6:24 AM

RECEIVERS - Appointment of receiver - Liability of receiver

Appeal by Deltro Electric from a decision ordering the appellant to repay the respondent, $2 million USD and that, failing repayment, a receiver be appointed over the appellant’s assets, undertakings and property. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 2:58 PM

Blaney McMurtry adds corporate law associate

Blaney McMurtry announced that Tiffany Myerson has joined the firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 2:07 PM

Quebec, Ottawa applaud Justice Kasirer, province’s new role in nominating Quebec SCC judges Chief Justice of Quebec Nicole Duval Hesler with Supreme Court of Canada Justice Nicholas Kasirer

The Supreme Court of Canada saw a rare display of federal-provincial unanimity Nov. 4 as the attorneys general of Canada and Quebec jointly hailed the top court’s newest judge and the province’s beefed-up role in the reformed process that culminated in Justice Nicholas Kasirer’s nomination. “The nomination of Justice Kasirer to the court is historic,” Attorney General of Canada David Lametti said of the new process during the welcoming ceremony in the Supreme Court’s courtroom which was packed with Justice Kasirer’s family and friends, along with many legal lights from the bar and bench in Quebec and across Canada. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 @ 11:16 AM

Nova Scotia OKs electronic record keeping, corporate practices digital_records_sm

We are living in a time where there is great potential to improve business practices through the effective implementation of technology. Upcoming amendments to the Nova Scotia Companies Act, RS c 81, s 1., Co-operative Associations Act RS c 98, s 1, and Corporations Registrations Act RS c 101, s 1, will permit the electronic storage of books and records for both companies and co-operatives. A number of other key updates include facilitating director business by way of electronic meetings for co-operatives and authorizing the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies (Registrar) to issue electronic certificates. ... [read more]

Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 2:11 PM

Wills and estates firm Robinsons Law adds two associates

Robinsons Law announced that Hilary Van de Kamer and Arianne Sawh have joined the Toronto firm as associates. ... [read more]

Monday, November 04, 2019 @ 2:09 PM

Lavery adds new partner

Lavery Avocats announced the arrival of Selena Lu as a partner in the firm. ... [read more]