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Monday, 06 February 2017 09:00

The EU trade agreement

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Illustration: Alexi Vella
Illustration: Alexi Vella
IP practitioners are hoping the newly signed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement will bring a net gain

Monday, 30 January 2017 09:00

Modernizing federal corporate law

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Illustration: Huan Tran
Illustration: Huan Tran
Bill C-25, which passed second reading in October, is expected to update legislation that last had an overhaul in 2001. The amendments to the CBCA contained in the bill would modernize Canada’s legal and regulatory framework for nearly 270,000 federally incorporated corporations, though the proposed changes would affect only those that issue stocks and report to a securities commission.
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:00

Bringing them home

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Bringing them homeAn estimated 2.5 million Canadians live outside Canada. In addition, Canadians make almost 50 million visits abroad each year. They travel or reside overseas to do business, study, visit family or vacation. Most find that their stay abroad is uneventful. Some, however, have the unexpected experience of being subjected to arbitrary and prolonged detention — and sometimes even torture.
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:00

Third-party litigation funding

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Image: Jeannie Phan
Image: Jeannie Phan
The first statutory restrictions against maintenance and champerty were enacted in England in 1305, as a result of royal officials and nobles lending their names to dubious legal claims in exchange for a portion of any proceeds. The medieval-era statutes were repealed in 1967 and, for most in the profession today, the doctrines are likely a long-ago law school memory.
However, the concepts are being addressed again in courts in Canada in the 21st century, in connection with third-party funding agreements for litigation.
Monday, 19 December 2016 09:00

Social media monitoring

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Illustration: Alexi VellaEmployers need to keep tabs on social media to prevent harassment or discrimination against employees
Monday, 14 November 2016 09:00

Fintech

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Fintech Defining the new normal: Innovation in financial technology is forcing regulators to think creatively. It was an engrossing week, and the latest evidence that the Canadian world of finance was being upended by the emergence of nimble players using new technologies to offer cutting-edge financial products and services. 
Monday, 14 November 2016 09:00

Fee discussions shift from AFAs to value

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Fee discussions shift from AFAs to valueThe Annual Canadian Lawyer Corporate Counsel Survey found the use of AFAs has declined from last year, but experimentation continues.
Monday, 14 November 2016 09:00

Fighting cybercrime

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Illustration: Matthew BillingtonBetter enforcement, and not new laws, may be the best way to deal with cybercriminals
Monday, 03 October 2016 09:00

Top secret

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Top secretThe federal process for appointing judges has been highly murky, and hopes are high for real reforms
Monday, 03 October 2016 09:00

Podcasting the law

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Podcasting the lawGlenford Jameson was an early adopter when it came to podcast listening.
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