Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 (Bill C-11) – Overview of changes to the applicable regime

In recent years, technological advances have led to a sudden digitization of daily life and, consequently, of personal information. More than ever, data, including personal information, has become a commodity used to predict individuals’ behaviour. “[I]n an era in which data is constantly flowing across borders and geographic boundaries and significant economic activity relies on […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Heritage Handoff Holdings, LLC v. Ronald Fontanella: the importance of fundamental representations and warranties in mergers and acquisitions

When a business is being sold, whether through a sale of shares or assets, the risks associated with the transaction can be allocated between the seller and purchaser through contractual mechanisms, such as representations and warranties.  In general, it is in the purchaser’s interest that the representations and warranties from the seller be as broad […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Class actions: Supreme Court of Canada upholds the status quo over authorization criteria in Quebec

On October 30, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-awaited decision in Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc. v. Asselin1 (the “Asselin decision”). Ever since leave to appeal was granted in June 2019,2 practitioners and litigants have been kept in suspense, anticipating a potential amendment to the analytical framework of the criteria for authorization of a class action in Quebec.  However, […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Quebec government announcement: what you need to know

COVID-19: the government is tightening restrictions; how will this impact employers? On January 6, 2021, the Quebec government announced that it would be extending its holiday season lockdown measures and imposing new, tighter restrictions. As the spread of COVID-19 is still unabated, the decision was made to extend the lockdown for a period from January […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Introduction of Bill 59, An Act to modernize the occupational health and safety regime: Major changes expected

On October 27, 2020, Quebec’s Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity, Jean Boulet, introduced Bill 59, An Act to modernize the occupational health and safety regime (“Bill 59”). In order to give you a general overview of the most important changes proposed by Bill 59, our team has conducted a comprehensive analysis of the […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

Class actions: Supreme Court of Canada upholds the status quo over authorization criteria in Quebec

On October 30, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-awaited decision in Desjardins Financial Services Firm Inc. v. Asselin1 (the “Asselin decision”). Ever since leave to appeal was granted in June 2019,2 practitioners and litigants have been kept in suspense, anticipating a potential amendment to the analytical framework of the criteria for authorization of a class action in Quebec.  However, […]

Richard ProvostPartner, Langlois Lawyers, LLP

gunnercooke llp Add New Practice Area Insurance Law to their IR Global Membership

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce David Breslin of gunnercooke llp. David has joined IR as our exclusive Insurance Law member in England. gunnercooke is a full service corporate and commercial law firm, that operates in a different way. Our firm was created to allow lawyers to play to […]

David BreslinPartner, gunnercooke 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

COVID-19 in Israel – Legal disputes over the Second wave

Israel – with a population of 9 million – has reported 99,599 coronavirus cases and 795 deaths. Businesses have been reopening subject to health regulations and policies, schools and universities are planned to open under restrictions after the summer vacation, and culture events will reopen soon. Yet, the second wave consequences and rapid increase of reported […]

Gilad BermanFounding Partner, Gilad Berman Law Firm & Notary

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