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on December 8, 2014
Careful planning needed to fire the CEO
One of the greatest challenges in the life of an in-house counsel is to successfully navigate the multiple conflicts and other challenges raised by succession of the chief executive officer. We have all seen, on the one hand, stocks dramatically plummet, and companies and reputations utterly destroyed when handled poorly, and on the other hand companies strengthened when properly executed.
on December 8, 2014
Anti-SLAPP legislation reintroduced in Ontario
The province of Ontario is trying once again to introduce legislation to stop litigation brought to stifle opposition to issues of public interest.
The former GC for DuPont is counselling one of Canada’s biggest law firms on better client relationships
on December 1, 2014
The in-house whisperer
Judith McKay may have started a trend a year ago when she left DuPont as general counsel to return to a Bay Street law firm. Since then a number of in-house lawyers have returned to private practice in a variety of client development roles, but in McKay’s case she is McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s point person in what has become a battle ground for business.

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December 2014/January 2015, Volume 10 • Issue 5
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