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The Canadian investment community must be aware of international issues as well, says Carol Hansell.
The Canadian investment community must be aware of international issues as well, says Carol Hansell.
Carol Hansell has been appointed to the board of the International Corporate Governance Network. A partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Hansell is the only Canadian serving on the ICGN board, which draws its membership from around the world.
Monday, 19 September 2011 11:29

Churchill Corp. recruits its first GC from Forzani

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Evan Johnston, pictured at the Calgary Stampede, has joined The Churchill Corp. as its first ever general counsel.
Evan Johnston, pictured at the Calgary Stampede, has joined The Churchill Corp. as its first ever general counsel.
The former general counsel of the Forzani Group has taken on the role as in-house counsel for Calgary-based industrial construction company The Churchill Corp.
Monday, 12 September 2011 11:44

Managing great expectations

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2011_July_cheryl-foy.jpgI have spent most of my in-house career as the only lawyer and general counsel and most often I have been the first full-time lawyer in the organization. I have recently assumed the role of GC at my third organization. I have had many conversations over the years with other in-house counsel in similar positions about our shared experiences. Two key approaches are necessary to be successful and to make a difference both as a first/new lawyer or as a lawyer in a growing role in an organization:
Monday, 12 September 2011 09:23

Judge orders plaintiff to pay

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An employee who made a “kitchen sink claim” against her employer has been ordered to pay substantial indemnity costs after she accused them of harassment, wrongful dismissal, breach of contract, and a list of other allegations.
Monday, 05 September 2011 13:25

Class action means more trouble for Sino-Forest

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Sino-Forest’s logo at the entrance of its office in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters/Xavier Ng
Sino-Forest’s logo at the entrance of its office in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters/Xavier Ng
A class action suit has been brought against Sino-Forest Corp., adding yet another element to the drama playing out with what was considered one of the biggest Canadian-based forest products companies operating overseas. Koskie Minsky LLP and Siskinds LLP, counsel in the Sino-Forest Corp. securities class action, have served a statement of claim on Sino-Forest and others. The plaintiffs are claiming $6.5 billion.
Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images
A recent ruling from the Copyright Board of Canada suggests that unless certain universities and colleges that have opted out of the Access Copyright tariff produce information about their use of protected works, they could be subpoenaed to do so.
Monday, 22 August 2011 10:24

The payoff of the internal investigation

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: ‘I can’t speak highly enough of the value of an internal investigation,’ says Kristine Robidoux.
: ‘I can’t speak highly enough of the value of an internal investigation,’ says Kristine Robidoux.
Conducting an internal investigation before the RCMP or regulators land on your doorstep could save your company big bucks even if it is guilty of foreign corruption practices.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2011_July_ih_roundtable1.jpgIn the last of four videos from the InHouse/Association of Corporate Counsel general counsel roundtable,  moderated by Andi Balla and sponsored by Lerners LLP, our esteemed panellists discuss the aftermath of the European Court of Justice's Akzo Nobel ruling and the pressure it's putting on solicitor-client privilege for in-house counsel.
Angelica Choc stands next to a sign that says “Adolfo Ich murdered by CGN. Mining is responsible.” Photo: Daniel Sosa
Angelica Choc stands next to a sign that says “Adolfo Ich murdered by CGN. Mining is responsible.” Photo: Daniel Sosa
A Toronto law firm is pushing for lawsuits against Canadian mining company HudBay Minerals Inc. regarding alleged human rights abuses to continue despite the fact the company no longer owns the project where the alleged killing of one man and gang rape of 11 women occurred.
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ih roundtable1.jpgIn the third of four videos from the InHouse/Association of Corporate Counsel general counsel roundtable, moderated by Andi Balla and sponsored by Lerners LLP, our esteemed panellists discuss how are they are approaching privacy protection — protecting your brand, customer, or your employees — in their legal department.
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