Monday, 15 September 2014 10:26 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Xerox general counsel Don Liu spoke at Hart House in Toronto last week about the importance of diversity in the legal department.|
Monday, 08 September 2014 09:37 Written by Renato Pontello
The introduction of virtual data rooms some 10 years ago has had a major effect on shortening deal cycles, increasing valuations, and increasing productivity. They replaced labour-intensive, paper-based due diligence where lawyers, accountants, and executives flew across the globe to complete mergers and acquisitions and loan syndications. Undoubtedly, a lot of trees have also been saved.
Monday, 18 August 2014 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
Much has been written about the skills and competencies necessary to be a successful general counsel. These include legal, business, leadership, and interpersonal skills as well as independence, judgment, integrity, and problem solving ability. Commentators also frequently cite financial and technology competencies as being important.
The federal government, which primarily does business through its procurement department, Public Works and Government Services Canada, recently amended provisions of its Supply Manual to further strengthen the integrity of PWGSC’s procurement transactions and ensure the department does business with suppliers that abide by the law. The changes, which came into effect March 1, impose significant new requirements on companies doing business with the government with regard to certifications, listed offenses, and subcontractors and changed the law with regard to past absolute and conditional discharges.
Monday, 11 August 2014 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
Monday, 04 August 2014 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Response from clients has been mostly surprise, says Peter Carayiannis.|
Monday, 28 July 2014 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
It won’t change or strengthen any laws around executive compensation but a recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal should have boards giving sober second thought to how they grant big bonuses and golden parachutes to top executives.
Monday, 21 July 2014 10:15 Written by Arshy Mann
|‘If you’re planning on claiming privilege, stamp it,’ says Malcolm Aboud.|