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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]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Trade lawyers welcome signs of Integrity Framework revamp

There are signs the federal government might be willing to re-examine its much criticized Integrity Framework, which many in the business community have long argued is rigid, overly punitive, out of step with the rest of the world, and makes Canadian businesses uncompetitive. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

The trouble with money

The world has changed significantly since the early 1980s, and so has construction. However, the Construction Lien Act received its last major update in 1983 when it replaced the previous Mechanics Lien Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Dangerous questions

Canadian residents are increasingly drawn into investigations by regulatory authorities in multiple jurisdictions, particularly in the securities arena. Provincial securities commissions regularly share compelled evidence with each other, and with their U.S. counterparts. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Room with a review

New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel is renowned for many things. An icon of glamour and luxury, the Waldorf Astoria was the tallest building in the world when constructed in 1931. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

All together or one at a time

There is little doubt that the strong trend in class proceedings for many years has been pro-certification. Although these cases open up the possibility of access to justice to aggrieved class members, they also often impose staggering cost on defendants. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 05, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

SCC clarifies merger review requirements

The Supreme Court’s rejuvenation of the efficiencies defence to the prohibition against anti-competitive mergers could spur the Competition Bureau to compel more detailed information from industry rivals who want to merge, lawyers predict. ... [read more]