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Thursday, October 15, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Shaking ground in global trade by reaching across Pacific Ocean

The recently signed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has sparked fierce debate and divergent opinions among business and political leaders, but one point unites almost everyone — the TPP is a significant, ground-changing trade deal with enormous implications for the world economy. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 01, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Importance of builder liens, trusts both underscored in SCC decision

In its first construction lien ruling in years, the Supreme Court has ruled that unpaid subcontractors can seek compensation via builders’ liens and statutory trusts, and are not confined to pursuing just one of the statutory remedies at a time. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Lawyers looking to Cuba see sunny days and some clouds

Cuba has long been a favourite winter destination for Canadians but now with the growing détente between the Caribbean island and the U.S., it could also be the land of legal opportunity. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Alberta will recognize securities sanctions by others

Most new orders and settlement agreements made by other provincial and territorial securities regulators across Canada, covering sanctions like cease trade orders and director and officer bans, will automatically take effect and be reciprocated in Alberta under a new section of the Securities Act (Alberta) that went into force on July 1. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Patchwork U.S. marijuana laws sow confusion

Legalizing marijuana in some U.S. jurisdictions may have provided clarity and peace of mind for medical or recreational users of the drug in those states. But for businesses that grow and transport pot and the lawyers and accountants who assist them, there is often uncertainty and confusion given federal laws. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Chasing China trade

This is shaping up to be a landmark year in Canada’s trade relations with China. Canadian exports to China increased significantly in the first quarter of 2015, Chinese private foreign direct investment into Canada continues to accelerate and diversify, and the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement came into force on Oct. 1. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Lawyers watching closely as China struggles

As China’s stock markets rapidly decline, with its main market index down more than 30 per cent in just the last month, amidst declining economic growth, the Chinese government has taken a number of steps to try and halt the unsettling slide. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Greece still teeters on the brink

Greece’s survival in the eurozone is at stake as the bankrupt and heavily indebted country is expected to present a detailed financial package today (Thursday) that it hopes will be palatable to creditors. Greece reportedly wants a new three-year aid program from the eurozone’s bailout fund. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Forum helps focus goals as TPP looms

With Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks heating up, the prospects of unprecedented close ties between Canada and Australia formed the backdrop of the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum in Vancouver, with some 150 business and legal leaders in both countries participating. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Trans-Pacific Partnership set on fast track

Prospects for passage of a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement have received boost from the U.S. Senate, which recently voted overwhelmingly to provide President Barack Obama with the authority to fast-track a deal. ... [read more]