Monday, 19 September 2016 09:00 Written by Renato Pontello
The role of in-house counsel has changed dramatically over the last decade. Although at first it was a cost-saving strategy to bring external legal counsel in-house at lower rates, today’s in-house counsel bring much more value than just cost savings — they play a critical strategic role within their organization. The strategic value of in-house counsel was put on display at the recent Innovatio Awards. These awards, hosted by Thomson Reuters and Canadian Lawyer magazine, recognize and reward the attributes that make in-house counsel a key strategic player: the ability to establish the processes, programs and policies that allow clients to do things better, faster and more efficiently, with less risk and liability.
Monday, 15 August 2016 09:00 Written by Fernando Garcia
Monday, 08 August 2016 10:10 Written by Renato Pontello
Reporting on recent cases in Canada involving the levying of significant fines and debarment of companies demonstrated to have participated in the bribing of foreign public officials has highlighted the need for general counsel to play a central role as far as prevention goes. This usually entails obtaining management and board buy-in, drafting appropriate anti-corruption policies, awareness and training and ongoing monitoring and reporting.
Monday, 01 August 2016 09:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|When asked what metrics were being used, in-house leaders told Acritas the area they measure most is spend at 33 per cent with internal client satisfaction much lower on the list.|
Monday, 18 July 2016 10:34 Written by Jennifer Brown
|SCC decision means: “Basically, you can’t dismiss someone on a without-cause basis. The employee has a substantive right to challenge their dismissal now — that’s been reconfirmed,” says lawyer Stacey Ball.|
|Bennett Jones lawyer Matthew Kronby says there’s “a lot of goodwill” to bring the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement into force, even if ratification is complicated by the Brexit vote.|
Monday, 11 July 2016 06:18 Written by Renato Pontello
Monday, 04 July 2016 09:00 Written by Marco P. Falco
Canadian law has always recognized the separate identity between a corporation and its directors. Only in very limited circumstances will a court pierce the corporate veil to hold a director personally liable for corporate wrongs. For example, a director may be responsible for individual tortious conduct that causes the plaintiff injury.