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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 8:31 AM

Risk joins WeirFoulds as partner

John Risk has joined WeirFoulds as a partner. He focuses on regulatory agencies, health law and policy and privacy. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 2:51 PM

Inside the in-house counsel revolution

The core mission of the modern, global corporation is the fusion of high performance with high integrity and with sound risk management. The ideal of the modern general counsel is a lawyer‐statesman who is an acute lawyer, a wise counsellor and company leader and who has a major role assisting the corporation achieve that fundamental goal of global capitalism. For the lawyer-statesman, the first question is: “is it legal?” But the ultimate question is: “Is it right?” ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 10:13 AM

Fasken adds two partners to Quebec City office

Fasken Martineau announced that two new partners, Carl Tremblay and Kateri-Anne Grenier, have joined its Quebec City office, becoming members of the corporate/commercial and litigation and dispute resolution groups, respectively.  ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 10:11 AM

MLT Aikins adds Aboriginal law counsel

Veteran litigator David Rolf has joined MLT Aikins' Edmonton office as counsel. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 10:09 AM

Harper Grey adds associate to business law group

Scott Howie has joined Harper Grey LLP as an associate with the business law group in the firm's Vancouver office. ... [read more]

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 11:26 AM

TERMS - Express terms

Appeal by the plaintiff, Gescan, from dismissal of its claim against the defendant, Behroozi. In 2015, the plaintiff obtained a default judgment against Vancouver Green Electric (VGE) totaling $68,127. The amount claimed was based on the supply of electrical materials by the plaintiff to VGE for several construction projects. In 2016, the plaintiff's summary trial claim against Behroozi was dismissed. The plaintiff had sought to impute joint liability based on Behroozi's role as a co-covenantor under a credit application to pay the debts of VGE. The credit application identified Behroozi as the principal or director of VGE. The summary trial judge concluded that Behroozi's execution of the agreement did not render him jointly liable with VGE. The judge determined that Behroozi's signature bound VGE. An additional signature by Behroozi was required to bind him jointly as a principal or co-covenantor. The plaintiff appealed. ... [read more]

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 9:13 AM

Fasken to host one-day seminar on OHS best practices

Fasken Martineau is hosting a one-day seminar on May 2 on occupational health and safety best practices. ... [read more]

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 9:06 AM

Kenyan artist third winner of Dentons Art Prize

Dentons announced on April 24 that Paresha Amin, a Kenyan landscape painter who lives and works in the U.K., is the third winner of the biannual Dentons Art Prize, which is organized and sponsored by the firm's London office. ... [read more]

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 8:36 AM

Torys adds partner, counsel to financial services practice

Torys LLP welcomes Jill E. McCutcheon and Kelly Morris to the firm’s financial services practice in Toronto. ... [read more]

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 8:18 AM

Courts clarify municipal role in marijuana business regulation

For lawyers who practice in the area of municipal law, or who represent clients in the nascent marijuana industry, questions of authority and jurisdiction can be quite vexing. Happily, two recent court decisions help to clarify the current scope of municipal authority where locating and regulating marijuana businesses is concerned, which will be particularly helpful as all levels of government and industry participants prepare for July 1st, 2018. ... [read more]