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Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 12:42 PM

Evolution of corporate purpose post-2019 Arrowroutes

The identification of what a corporation’s purpose is one that has recently been shifting, in both judicial decisions as well as within the business community. In the non-legal sphere, an example of this shift can be seen in the 2019 release of the Business Roundtable’s statement of principles on corporate governance. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 9:37 AM

Bankruptcy law doesn’t exist to protect debtors’ fraudulent conduct, judge rules

A judge has determined a securities penalty imposed against an Alberta man still has to be paid despite his emerging from bankruptcy, a decision the lawyer for the provincial securities commission is calling a first in Canada. The decision in Alberta Securities Commission v. Hennig 2020 ABQB 48 has its genesis in a June 2008 ruling by a panel of the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) ... [read more]

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 8:48 AM

Lawyers who trade cryptocurrency: Remember the CRA Cryptocurrencies

If you invest in cryptocurrency and trade it on exchanges, the taxation of cryptocurrency presents challenges. It is important for taxpayers who hold cryptocurrency to understand how the current tax law would apply to cryptocurrency as well as Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) position on cryptocurrency. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 6:18 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Class or representative actions - Certification - Sub-class

Motion by the plaintiff, Alina Owsianik, for certification of a proposed class action. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 11:48 AM

Clark Wilson names five new partners

Clark Wilson LLP announced the appointment of five new partners, Athar Malik, Avery Saunders, Gordon Behan, Karen Ngan and Katie Mak. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 11:45 AM

New medical malpractice partner for Tyr LLP

Tyr LLP announced that Pinta Maguire has joined the firm’s partnership and will head up its medical malpractice group and continue her complex corporate commercial litigation practice.  ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 2:42 PM

Alberta Securities Commission oil, gas review reveals unprecedented capital scarcity AlbertaMapinCanada

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) released the 2019 Oil and Gas Review (Review) on Dec. 24, 2019. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 1:02 PM

Harper Grey names new chief operating officer

Harper Grey announced that on Jan. 13, 2020, Jon Harding joined the Vancouver firm as chief operating officer. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 1:01 PM

Goodmans promotes five to partner

Goodmans LLP announced that David Coll-Black, Joe Hoffman, Michael Royal, Karen Vadasz and Bradley Wiffen have joined the Toronto firm’s partnership. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 12:56 PM

U of T’s experiential program makes learning about the law ‘come alive’ Kim_Snell

Emma Weiss, a second-year law student at the University of Toronto, recalls feeling shocked as she sat in startup advisory board meetings in the fall of 2019. “I’m used to being a student and having no answers,” she said. But the startup teams “expected me to have answers to things. ... It was a learning moment for me that when I’m out of law school, all of the sudden I’m going to be in this trusted adviser position.” ... [read more]