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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What are Shareholders, Officers and Directors and Should I be One?

There are several reasons why incorporation may be the right answer for your business, but once you have decided to incorporate, there are several more questions that arise. One of the most important questions is: what role will you play in the operation and management of the corporation? This is an important question because, while […]

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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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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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Grinhaus law firm becomes the first Canadian Law Firm in the Metaverse with a virtual office in Decentraland

February 7, 2022Toronto, Canada Grinhaus Law Firm (www.grinhauslaw.ca), a boutique business, estates and tax law firm, as well as a leading firm in Blockchain advisory located in Toronto, Canada, has become the firstCanadian law firm, and one of only a handful world-wide, to establish itself in the Metaverse by setting up a professional office in […]

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The Dangers of Wrongful Dismissal in the Age of Long-COVID

While much of the world is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic, the effects of the virus are still very much affecting the workplace.  There is a staggering amount of the workforce in North America who have been rendered unable to work due 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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Zemp Law Group joins IR as the exclusive Immigration Law Member in Canada – West

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Kevin Zemp of Zemp Law Group has joined IR as our exclusive Immigration Law member in Canada – West. Kevin is licensed to practice immigration and citizenship law in both Canada and the United States, which provides him with considerable flexibility to […]

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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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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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