Monday, 24 August 2015 08:00 Written by Julius Melnitzer
As defined-contribution and combination plans continue to make headway as the designs of choice for many employers in Canada and the United States, litigation risk for sponsors is on the rise.
Legal counsel are responsible for evaluating risk and making difficult decisions and recommendations to their business partners on a daily basis. This makes in-house counsel a critical business partner. However, ironically enough, one of the most difficult positions an in-house counsel can find himself or herself in is making the business case to justify the addition of another lawyer or replacement of a lawyer to the team.
Monday, 17 August 2015 08:00 Written by David Dias
|Hartland Paterson takes over his new role at SNC next month.|
Monday, 10 August 2015 10:14 Written by Renato Pontello
In my July article “Do in-house counsel need additional insurance?”, I recommended in-house lawyers who also act as corporate directors consider whether they are adequately covered by insurance and indemnification agreements.
Monday, 10 August 2015 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
Monday, 03 August 2015 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Opening the deposit period to 120 days is causing some concern and discussion, says Aaron Atkinson.|
Monday, 27 July 2015 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
Monday, 20 July 2015 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
As I relaxed in wonderful Mykonos, Greece, it became quite clear to me the next topic for my monthly article should be the importance of — notwithstanding the intense pressure and responsibilities of our careers — making time for you to recharge and to refresh. I have heard it said many times that we cannot afford to take time out of our busy schedules to do the things that we enjoy such as spending quality time in the evenings with our children, working out, or taking memorable trips. However, the truth is that what we cannot afford, in our careers and personal life, is burning out and allowing our work stress to adversely affect our family life and our physical and mental health.
Monday, 13 July 2015 05:04 Written by Renato Pontello
In the last 15 years there has been an increase in the number of lawsuits brought against in-house counsel. The tide seems to have turned with the Enron case in 2001 and in 2005 when the issue of stock-option backdating gained a wider audience. All of a sudden activist shareholders, securities regulators, and the courts seemed ready to place in-house counsel under closer scrutiny.