Monday, 08 June 2015 10:26 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Lawyers will gather in Sherbrooke this month to consider next steps towards a proposed $300-million settlement in the Lac-Mégantic disaster. File photo: Mathieu Belanger/Reuters|
Monday, 01 June 2015 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Seven Guatemalans are seeking damages for injuries allegedly suffered in an incident at the Escobal Mine in 2013.|
Monday, 18 May 2015 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Going paperless made tracking invoicing more efficient and effective.|
Monday, 18 May 2015 08:00 Written by Fernando Garcia
It used to be a common understanding in the legal community that the road toward an in-house position required that you first pay your dues within a law firm as an articling student and then as an associate. This was seen as the only way of learning to apply the law and slowly understanding what the client needed and how the lawyer was able to meet these needs.
Monday, 11 May 2015 10:33 Written by Renato Pontello
In the wake of the corporate scandals in the late 1990s and early 2000s involving misappropriation of resources, bribery, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, and other such shenanigans, there was a large public outcry on the part of shareholders, the media, the regulators, the government, and other community stakeholders asking “where were in-house counsel, were they asleep at the wheel?”
Monday, 11 May 2015 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Peter Mantas says this case should give the Competition Bureau pause in how it investigates and prosecutes.|
People expect most lawyers to be type A personalities. The assumption is the lawyer will be the loudest person in the room, the person not afraid to speak up when necessary and, most importantly, the person who looks for the spotlight in every occasion. However, the reality is often very different than the expectation.
Monday, 20 April 2015 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Around the issue of privilege, companies must decide what the ultimate purpose of the report is going to be, says Michelle Henry.|
Monday, 13 April 2015 08:00 Written by Renato Pontello
In-house counsel play an important role in ensuring their clients exercise appropriate corporate governance — “appropriate” being the operative word. Applying big company practices holus bolus to start-ups and small- to medium-sized enterprises can be as inappropriate as shooting from the hip and ignoring tried and true governance practices which have benefited companies as they have scaled.