Immigration Due Diligence: A Case Study for Corporate Lawyers and In-House Counsel

Julie Lessard, Olga Prygoda Corporate lawyers, in-house counsel, tax advisors and other experts involved in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, or other types of transactions are natural experts at due diligence process. However, the most overlooked area of due diligence may become the deal breaker. We are not talking about sales, capital, clientele, patents or brands, […]

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Register Now: Bill 96, Three Months Later

Join our multidisciplinary panel on October 5 or 6, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for a webinar on the real impact that the Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec (Bill 96) has had on companies doing business in the province of Québec over the past three months. During these training […]

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Mobile app reducing overall wait times at airports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have introduced a mobile application to allow eligible travelers to submit their passport and customs declaration information on their mobile device. This application streamlines the traveler’s entry process into the United States by reducing passport control inspection time, thus reducing overall airport wait times. The Mobile Passport Control (MPC) […]

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What Should We Learn from Recent Patent Case Law?

Pascal Lauzon In an article published in Les Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle, our partner Pascal Lauzon presents the legal principles emerging from the most significant Canadian patent law decisions in 2021. In this case law review, our partner examined three decisions of the Federal Court of Appeal as well as two decisions of the Federal Court. The following […]

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Express entry #231 – 510 crs points – all-program draw

On September 14th, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held its sixth all-program draw of 2022 through the Express Entry system. In today’s draw, 3,250 invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 511 or higher. An all-program draw considers every candidate in the Express Entry pool, […]

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Ready to Bid? Be Sure to Read the Tender Documents Carefully

Vicky Berthiaume, Ariane Asselin For a construction contractor who is about to bid, the obligation of good faith implies the duty to fully examine the terms and conditions of the call for tenders. Failure to meet these obligations can be fatal. The client has a duty to inform the contractor of the aspects relevant to […]

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10 Best Practices for International Recruitment

In an article published on the Conseil du patronat du Québec’s Re:travail website, our partners Nancy Boyle and Julie Lessard outline some of the best practices to follow before and while hiring foreign workers. Given the current labour shortage, recruiting internationally may be the key to success. According to Julie Lessard, Head of BCF’s Business Immigration group, hiring workers from abroad […]

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Why Did the Superior Court of Québec Stay Some Sections of Bill 96?

On August 12, 2010, the Superior Court of Québec stayed the application of two sections of the Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec (the “Act”) that required a certified French translation for all English proceedings. In Mitchell v. Procureur général du Québec, the Superior Court, in the words of Justice Chantal Corriveau, granted a stay of […]

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How Do I Lend to LPs & REITs?

Loan transactions commonly involve non-corporate entities such as limited partnerships and Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”). It is important for lenders to understand how they should modify their practices and procedures when dealing with such entities. Limited partnerships typically consist of a general partner (although there can be multiple general partners) and one or more […]

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Three Months Since Bill 96 Came into Force: Where Do We Stand?

The Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec was adopted in May 2022 and received Royal Assent on June 1st. Since that date, several measures have come into force and case law decisions have been rendered. BCF invites you to a Webinar, on Thursday, October 6, from 8:00 to 9:30 am, during which […]

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