Isabella Bertani participates in IR Global Guide: International Expansion: Building your Business Overseas

Foreword by Andrew Chilvers Despite these uncertain times, expanding overseas can be a key driver for future growth for an ambitious business. International expansion can breathe new life into a company, drive huge value and set it on a path of continued success. Expanding a business overseas is a strategic opportunity that will help diversify […]

Isabella Bertani, BBA, FCPA, FCA, MBAFounder and Chief Client Strategist, BERTANI

Covid and the Agreement of Purchase and Sale

By: Jacqueline Moneta JD and Jayson Schwarz LLM COVID-19 has created a unique situation in the real estate market, not only for the buyer and seller, but for their realtors, mortgage brokers and lawyers too. The current restrictions and limitations necessary to comply with physical distancing are having a direct impact on a buyer’s experience. […]

Jayson SchwarzSenior Founding Partner, Schwarz Law LLP

Curtis Dawe joins IR as the exclusive Corporate Law Member in Canada – East

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Aubrey L. Bonnell, Q.C. of Curtis Dawe. Aubrey has joined IR as our exclusive Corporate Law member in Canada – East. The reputation for talent and results, and trust and professionalism, established by our founding principals Leslie R. Curtis, Q. C., and […]

Aubrey L. Bonnell, Q.C.Partner, Curtis Dawe

NEO Presents: The Moment for Modernization

  Ontario’s independent Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce delivered 47 “high impact” policy proposals in their Report, released on July 9, 2020. But are the proposals in the best interest of long-term investors and capital raisers? Do they go too far, or far enough? And are there any major issues that have been left unaddressed? Tune […]

Troy PocaluykoPartner, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

What is the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on your professional and ethical obligations?

Many professionals in Quebec are wondering what impact the ongoing COVID-19 crisis may have on their professional and ethical obligations. Fortunately for the public, the pandemic has not relaxed the ethical obligations of professionals who are members of an order governed by the Professional Code1 or members of a self-regulating professional body. Generally speaking, all professionals, regardless […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Is it possible to seek legal recourse under a pseudonym?

This article is a modified version of a commentary originally published by Éditions Yvon Blais in July 2020 (EYB2020BRH2319). When parties bring a civil suit to court, not only are their identities made public, but aspects of their private lives are sometimes laid bare. However, there are some circumstances that warrant an exception to the open […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Elizabeth S. Dipchand and Dan Pollack participate in the IR Global Jurisdictional Guide to Trademark & Copyright

FOREWORD BY EDITOR, ANDREW CHILVERS Intellectual property and the challenges of globalisation  When the US Supreme Court recently ruled that Booking.com could trademark its domain name, the decision was a game changer for online businesses the world over. The court decided by an 8-1 ruling that adding a “.com” combination to a generic word is […]

Elizabeth S. DipchandPartner, Dipchand LLP

The Administrative Tribunal of Québec reconfirms the principles governing reimbursement of legal expenses

It has long been established that a party subject to expropriation is not entitled to the reimbursement of legal fees as damages caused by the expropriation. However, there are two exceptions to this rule: (1) where there has been bad faith or abuse of process by the expropriating party; and (2) where expropriation proceedings have […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Prohibiting genetic discrimination: a valid criminal law subject, according to the Supreme Court of Canada

In a contentious 5-4 split decision, with 3 justices providing the main reasons, 2 justices concurring and 4 judges dissenting, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the Parliament of Canada has the power to prohibit genetic discrimination.1 Specifically, Justice Karakatsanis found that the purpose of the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act is to ensure that individuals’ genetic test […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

The Coronavirus Charter of Commitment: have you signed?

Over 890 employers and employees in Quebec have already signed the Charter of Commitment to Combat Coronavirus in the Workplace (the Charter). The Charter was published on the initiative of the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST), following consultations with major union and employer representatives.  The primary purpose of the Charter […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Proposed Relief for Flow-Through Share Issuers: The Government of Canada Extends Spending Timelines by Twelve Months

Friday, August 14, 2020 Read online or download the full update here. Keeping up with the current trend of COVID-19 relief programs, on July 10, 2020, the Government of Canada proposed a new relief measure (the “Proposed Relief”) for junior mining exploration and other flow-through share issuers (“Issuers”). The Proposed Relief will extend by twelve months […]

Troy PocaluykoPartner, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP