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Corporate buy-in to anti-corruption and anti-bribery programs demands a top-down approach and ongoing training, say counsel from General Electric Canada and energy giant Nexen Inc.
Monday, 27 April 2009 08:19

Legal trends and best practices for 2009

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Legal trends and best practices for 2009Michael Rynowecer of BTI Consulting Group discussed key legal trends for 2009 at a Legal Marketing Association event held in Toronto. His findings were based on interviews with more than 250 corporate counsel. Canadian Lawyer InHouse Online spoke with Rynowecer about key issues facing both inside and outside counsel.

 

The Competition Bureau has until next week to decide if it wants to call for a second review of the $19.2-billion Petro-Canada and Suncor Energy merger, and lawyers close to the deal are working feverishly to understand just what a second review would entail.
Monday, 13 April 2009 06:11

Stiff new rules planned for importers

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Sweeping new product safety rules expected to be fast-tracked through the House of Commons will place significant burdens on importers, say lawyers working in the areas of product safety and international trade.
A recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling highlights the dangers of non-compete covenants in employment agreements, leading some lawyers to say they should be completely disregarded.
Friday, 27 March 2009 08:20

New electronic waste rules for Ontario

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This week, the cost of disposing of electronic waste in Ontario will begin shifting from municipalities to corporations.
John Beechey, chairman of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, says he is committed to “clearing out and cutting through the red tape,” in the organization, smoothing out practices and creating efficiencies.
The former deputy director of the Ontario Securities Commission recently provided in-house counsel with a behind-the-scenes view of the way the regulatory body conducts investigations during a corporate counsel information session held in Toronto.
The Federal Court of Appeal has maintained the need for “certainty and stability” in tax treaties in R. v. Prévost Car, Inc. ruling.
Tuesday, 03 March 2009 11:47

3rd Annual In-House Counsel Forum Awards

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Social responsibility highlighted the business and in-house counsel awards held Feb. 26 in Toronto, as part of the 3rd annual In-House Counsel Forum.
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