Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:04 Written by Renato Pontello
The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus should remind employers they are required to provide employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Employers need to create and implement policies and procedures to protect their employees while minimizing their impact on normal business activities.
Monday, 06 October 2014 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Diversity panel participants John Mountain, SVP, Legal, NEI Investments; Kate Broer, Dentons LLP, Dorothy Quann, VP GC, Xerox and Bindu Dhaliwal, associate GC BMO & panel moderator.|
Monday, 29 September 2014 08:00 Written by Judy van Rhijn
|‘In this case, I maintain that at the Ontario Court of Appeal they actually won a new doctrine that I’ve entitled the doctrine of honourable management in the taking up of treaty lands,’ says Bill Gallagher.|
Monday, 22 September 2014 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|The Competition Bureau is shedding light on the economics tools and techniques it uses when investigating retail mergers. Photo: Shutterstock|
Monday, 15 September 2014 10:26 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Xerox general counsel Don Liu spoke at Hart House in Toronto last week about the importance of diversity in the legal department.|
Monday, 08 September 2014 09:37 Written by Renato Pontello
The introduction of virtual data rooms some 10 years ago has had a major effect on shortening deal cycles, increasing valuations, and increasing productivity. They replaced labour-intensive, paper-based due diligence where lawyers, accountants, and executives flew across the globe to complete mergers and acquisitions and loan syndications. Undoubtedly, a lot of trees have also been saved.
Much has been written about the skills and competencies necessary to be a successful general counsel. These include legal, business, leadership, and interpersonal skills as well as independence, judgment, integrity, and problem solving ability. Commentators also frequently cite financial and technology competencies as being important.
Monday, 18 August 2014 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
Monday, 11 August 2014 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown