Insurance — getting the right kind, properly fulfilling the associated obligations, and taking advantage of the coverage when it exists — represents an ongoing challenge for companies without a competent insurance expert. It is incumbent on you as an in-house lawyer to become familiar with the company’s policies of insurance. You cannot do your job properly unless you do this. Most of our clients either misunderstand or have a limited understanding of their insurance policies. Over the years I have encountered some key things to keep an eye on:
Monday, 16 January 2012 22:06 Written by Jennifer Brown
|‘I like to think they are circling in on some kind of stable way of thinking about the GAAR,’ says Benjamin Alarie.|
Monday, 16 January 2012 10:14 Written by Julius Melnitzer
A friend and former colleague, who has spent many years as general counsel to several organizations, recently moved into a role as chief operating officer. There is a piece in this month’s Canadian Lawyer InHouse magazine about Riccardo Trecroce, who also at one point in his career moved into the role of chief executive officer. These moves are still relatively few in number but certainly not unheard of.
Monday, 09 January 2012 11:01 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Baffinland Iron Mines’ Mary River Project north of the Arctic Circle must deal with Nunavut’s unique regulatory regime.|
Tuesday, 03 January 2012 11:19 Written by Jennifer Brown
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Monday, 12 December 2011 09:41 Written by Cheryl Foy
Do your own insecurities, biases, and risk tolerances cost your company money in external legal fees? That’s a question I have been mulling over ever since I recently heard the managing partner of a non “seven-sister” firm suggesting that in-house counsel pay too much because they insist on going to the big firms for matters that smaller firms can do just as well and much less expensively.