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Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 3:23 PM

Ottawa praised for suspending private right of action in 'complex' anti-spam law Martin Kratz

Corporate law firms and in-house counsel waiting for the private right of action to take effect on July 1 under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) are breathing easier after the federal government announced it is suspending certain provisions “in response to broad-based concerns raised by businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector." ... [read more]

Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 12:39 PM

Dentons partner Haythorne inducted as fellow of construction lawyers group

John Haythorne, a partner in Dentons' Vancouver office, has been inducted as fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 8:40 AM

Walker West Longo adds associate to tax practice

Jamie Walker has joined Walker West Longo LLP's assessment and property tax practice as an associate. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 08, 2017 @ 8:37 AM

Mining royalties: is Quebec so different?

Recently, in Third Eye Capital Corp. v. Dianor Resources Inc. 2016 ONSC 6086, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice rendered a decision that illustrates the importance of carefully drafting and arranging royalty agreements if the intended result is to have the royalty interest “run with” the land — i.e., to be enforceable against third parties, such as new owners, instead of just a contractual right enforceable against the grantor personally. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 @ 11:52 AM

Dentons appoints Kubina as Slovakia managing partner

Dentons has announced the appointment of Peter Kubina as Slovakia managing partner. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

Dawson brings business, marine practice to McMillan in Vancouver

Joanna Dawson, a business and marine lawyer, has joined the business law group of McMillan LLP in Vancouver as a senior associate. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 @ 11:04 AM

Ontario seeks to modernize Construction Lien Act Stephany Mandin

Ontario is proposing major changes to the province’s Construction Lien Act to modernize the province’s construction lien and holdback rules, create a prompt payment system to ensure timely payment for contractors, subcontractors and workers and expedite dispute resolution. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 @ 9:44 AM

Cochrane, Sangster join Fasken Martineau in Calgary

Gary Cochrane and Scott Sangster have left Dentons and joined the Calgary office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP as partners in the banking and finance group. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 @ 9:33 AM

Valuation: When the quoted share price is not the value

Valuation of investments in publicly traded companies are often required by lawyers working with clients involved in shareholder disputes, various tax issues, and matrimonial property division purposes. It is important to understand that the quoted share price is not always the value. There are two common situations giving rise to discounts from the quoted price. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 @ 1:18 PM

Stewart McKelvey's Dysart wins National Volunteer Award

Britt Dysart, a partner with Stewart McKelvey in Fredericton, N.B., has been recognized by Junior Achievement Canada with a National Volunteer Award. ... [read more]