Google v. Equustek; Jurisdiction over the global internet

In Google v. Equustek 2017 SCC 34, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld an order directing Google to block certain websites so that they did not appear on any Google search results anywhere in the world.  The case attracted a wide range of international intervenors, including the global film and music industry associations, the Associated […]

Robbie FlemingPartner, Robert Fleming Lawyers

Robert Fleming Lawyers joins IR as the exclusive Commercial Litigation Member in Canada – West

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Robbie Fleming of Robert Fleming Lawyers. Robbie has joined IR as our exclusive Commercial Litigation Member in Canada-West. Robbie is an innovator who relishes the challenge of difficult cases, and combines creativity with strong legal and economic analysis. He was counsel […]

Robbie FlemingPartner, Robert Fleming Lawyers

The BCF Business Law Team Ranks again in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada

On August 21, 2018, Best Lawyers® released the 2018 edition of its prestigious peer-review of practitioners across Canada, naming 12 BCF Business law professionnels as among the top lawyers. “We are very proud that the expertise of members of our team has once again been recognized by Best Lawyers. Our firm has some of the […]

Gilles SeguinPartner, BCF

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. Kevin has joined IR as our exclusive Immigration Law Member in Canada – West.  Kevin Zemp acts for corporations, industry associations and individuals in providing advice and assistance with respect to cross-border issues and immigration requirements. […]

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP joins IR as the exclusive IP-Trademark & Copyright member in Canada – West

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce John Sanche of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP. John has joined IR as our exclusive IP-Trademark & Copyright member in Canada – West.  BD&P is noted for attracting top-level transactional and litigation work from a broad spectrum of clients.  Our lawyers are recognized as some […]

IR Digital ‘in conversation with’ Simon Rous (Ashfords LLP, England) & Gilles Sequin (BCF, Canada)

During this video, Simon and Gilles provide a comparative study of the UK and Canadian marketplaces, covering; M&A activity in England and Canada Private Equity Funds, Escrow & W&I Insurance The Legal Systems in Quebec & UK Representation and Warranties   About Simon & Gilles: Simon Rous is a Partner at Ashfords LLP a national […]

Gilles SeguinPartner, BCF

Can an Executor be Held Liable For Not Following the Burial Wishes of a Deceased Person?

The Duty To Follow The Wishes of The Deceased and “CIFSA” Upon the death of an individual in British Columbia, unlike other Canadian jurisdictions, there can exist a legal duty upon the person charged with disposing of a deceased’s remains to follow the deceased’s final wishes with respect to their remains (as we’ve blogged about previously). However, […]

Private Company Tax Proposals: Consequences for Trusts and Estates

Richard Weiland, Areet Kaila, Cathie Brayley Articles August 23, 2017   Our prior posts in this series gave an overview of the government’s consultation paper, and outlined the paper’s proposals to limit the lifetime capital gains exemption and to limit income splitting. This post will focus on some ways in which the proposals are expected to have consequences for trusts and estates. […]

Burstall Winger Zammit LLP joins IR as the exclusive Private Equity & Venture Capital Member in Canada-West

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Doug McCartney of Burstall Winger Zammit LLP. Doug has joined IR as our exclusive Private Equity & Venture Capital member in Canada-West. Doug McCartney has over 18 years’ experience advising national and international clients in various areas, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, […]

Converting Income into Capital Gains

Scott McLeod, Areet Kaila, Cathie Brayley, Richard Weiland Articles August 3, 2017 This is the fifth in a series of posts arising out of the Liberal Government’s paper “Tax Planning Using Private Corporations.”  In addition to proposals involving income splitting, access to the capital gains exemptionand new proposals for the taxation of passive income in a corporation, the draft legislation released at the […]

Tax proposals affecting private companies and their shareholders: income splitting

Cathie Brayley, Areet Kaila, Richard Weiland Articles July 28, 2017 This is the third in a series of posts arising out of the Liberal Government’s paper “Tax Planning Using Private Corporations.” In the first post of this series, we presented an overview of the proposals the Liberal government outlined in its paper “Tax Planning Using Private Corporations” (the “Paper”).  Proposals […]