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Thursday, December 06, 2018 @ 12:47 PM

Bennett Jones boosts cross-border team with hire

Gordon Cameron has joined Bennett Jones (US) LLP as principal in New York City. He brings more than 15 years of experience working in New York in the areas of corporate finance, private equity and cross-border transactions where he has developed deep ties to New York’s business and legal communities. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 @ 11:38 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 @ 5:22 PM

Ex-SCC judge who co-wrote Dunsmuir weighs in as counsel as top court revisits Dunsmuir’s standard of review

Ex-Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michel Bastarache’s participation as a counsel in three appeals the top court is using to revisit one of his most famous judgments, Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick, has renewed debate about what ex-judges can do when they return to legal practice. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 @ 10:50 AM

Forum highlights perspectives of women in litigation Monique Jilesen sm

In a digital world where documents can be kept anywhere and managing business relations is key, the perspectives of litigators and in-house counsel can provide guidance in how to successfully manage complex litigation. These topics, as well as the use of internal and external experts, were discussed by a panel of in-house and external counsel at the Women in Litigation Toronto Forum, hosted by Benchmark Litigation. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 @ 9:44 AM

Cryptocurrency mining in Canada: Environmental and legal issues bitcoinminer_sm.jpg

In the abandoned town of Ocean Falls, B.C., the former pulp and paper mill and the dam that once powered it have found a second vocation as a site for digital coin mining. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 @ 8:35 AM


Petition by the Jr. B. hockey team and its co-owners for an oppression remedy against the respondent team. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 04, 2018 @ 1:30 PM

M&A expert Atkinson joins Davies

Davies announced that Aaron Atkinson has joined as a partner in the firm’s Toronto office.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 04, 2018 @ 10:49 AM

High resolution and ground truth of intellectual property digitalpatent_sm.jpg

One autumn night in 2014, after driving home through the rain, I pulled into my driveway and stepped out. A black car was parked in the gloom by the curb, its driver waiting for me. With few words, he handed me some documents and I signed my name on a dotted line. He was a process server, and this was my initiation as a fact witness in a U.S. patent infringement trial. ... [read more]

Monday, December 03, 2018 @ 12:48 PM

McInnes Cooper partner appointed to Canadian Tax Foundation board

McInnes Cooper announced that partner Jeff Blucher was recently appointed to the board of governors at the Canadian Tax Foundation. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 12:34 PM

New protections offered for securities whistleblowers in Alberta

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) has created a whistleblower office to allow people to report potential breaches of Alberta securities law and to offer protections against possible reprisals from employers. The ASC considers a whistleblower to be an employee, including a person who is a contractor or a director, who voluntarily provides information to the office about an alleged securities law violation by their employer. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 2:22 PM

Torys partner re-elected as chair of Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

Mark Bain, a Toronto-based infrastructure partner with Torys LLP, has been re-elected as chair of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. ... [read more]