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Saturday, 01 March 2008 08:42

Cover Story - ‘The World Cup of Business'

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Cover Story - ‘The World Cup of Business'The scores are in and Alcan Inc.’s David L. McAusland is InHouse-ZSA's 2007 Canadian Corporate Counsel Newsmaker of the Year. The $38.1-billion cash takeover of Alcan by Rio Tinto, amongst other things, kept McAusland busy for the better part of 2007, but he says he thrives on challenge as much as world-class athletes do.
Saturday, 01 March 2008 08:36

Feature: Total Recall

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Feature: Total RecallFrom children’s toys to cars to pet food to cell phones, 2007 was the year of the recall. Having a plan in place to deal with a recall — before it happens — and executing it properly can mitigate the reputational and brand damage inflicted on a company.
Friday, 01 February 2008 08:31

Profile: Sense of humour top commodity at TD Bank

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Profile: Sense of humour top commodity at TD BankGeneral counsel for TD Bank Christopher Montague is in the thick of an $8-billion pending acquisition of U.S.-based Commerce Bank. How does he keep his cool? He says the key to his success is to take his work seriously, but not to take himself too seriously.
Friday, 01 February 2008 08:21

Industry Spotlight: Stitching it together

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Industry Spotlight: Stitching it togetherThe work done by in-house counsel to support practitioners within the health-care industry can often mimic the emergency room in terms of triaging and determining priorities. Life as an in-house counsel in the health-care industry is fast paced and there’s never a shortage of interesting issues that pop up in any given day. 
Friday, 01 February 2008 08:13

Business Case: www.yourcompanysucks.com

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Business Case: www.yourcompanysucks.comToday’s plugged-in, online world has posed a new threat to corporate Canada — the cybersmear. Disparaging comments can be posted on blogs and social networking sites at rapid speed and can spread around the world in a matter of minutes. But beware before you fire off a cease-and-desist letter — it’s a different world out there.
Friday, 14 December 2007 07:29

Professional Profile: The same yet different

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Professional Profile: The same yet differentIn-house counsel for Canadian-based Bank of Montreal and its U.S. subsidiary Harris Bank say the key to success is having good people on both sides of the border who work together. While U.S. and Canadian law is sometimes similar, it’s often quite different, and BMO counsel say it’s best to rely on one another, depending on the jurisdictional matter at hand.

Feature: Beyond borders: employment & immigrationIn the ever-changing global economy, corporations in the U.S. and Canada are increasingly opening up offices in each other’s countries, which frequently requires transferring workers across the border. What are the speediest ways to secure work permits so employees can cross our so-called friendly borders?

 

Cover Story - Canadians losing out with digital mediaIt seems odd that in our plugged-in, digital world, there are still restrictions on what Canadians can and can’t view or purchase on the web. These virtual borders are slowly eroding, but IP experts say the issue is partly due to broadcasting and copyright regulations and partly due to dollars and cents.

Feature - Arbitration: a quicker, cheaper way to yes?There are substantial advantages to commercial arbitration in resolving disputes — matters can be resolved quicker, cheaper, and with more finality than litigation, not to mention the flexibility and confidentiality that arbitration affords. However, give considered thought before including an arbitration clause in commercial contracts, experts say.

 

 

Monday, 01 October 2007 11:24

Professional Profile: Law on the cutting edge

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As general counsel for software provider SAP Canada, Barry Fisher has to remain at the frontier of technology and privacy law. In sharp contrast, he says his background in philosophy gives him the breadth of perspective he needs to avoid becoming a two-handed lawyer.
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