As I relaxed in wonderful Mykonos, Greece, it became quite clear to me the next topic for my monthly article should be the importance of — notwithstanding the intense pressure and responsibilities of our careers — making time for you to recharge and to refresh. I have heard it said many times that we cannot afford to take time out of our busy schedules to do the things that we enjoy such as spending quality time in the evenings with our children, working out, or taking memorable trips. However, the truth is that what we cannot afford, in our careers and personal life, is burning out and allowing our work stress to adversely affect our family life and our physical and mental health.
Monday, 13 July 2015 05:04 Written by Renato Pontello
In the last 15 years there has been an increase in the number of lawsuits brought against in-house counsel. The tide seems to have turned with the Enron case in 2001 and in 2005 when the issue of stock-option backdating gained a wider audience. All of a sudden activist shareholders, securities regulators, and the courts seemed ready to place in-house counsel under closer scrutiny.
Monday, 13 July 2015 04:54 Written by Jennifer Brown
Monday, 06 July 2015 08:01 Written by Jennifer Brown
|Jeffrey Hewitt, GC of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, says ‘free, prior, and informed consent’ is the way to move business forward. Photo: Jennifer Brown|
Monday, 22 June 2015 08:00 Written by Jennifer Brown
|‘The speed of business for us is getting faster and so having silos of information does not work,’ says Nathalie Clark.|
|David Dodge is predicting a slow recovery with Alberta weaker than the Canadian average for the rest of 2015-16.|
Monday, 08 June 2015 10:52 Written by Renato Pontello
The advent of the digital revolution drove tremendous growth in both the pace and breadth of communications. With it came added complexity in the business world, in the form of greater and more challenging cross-border issues, fiercer competition, and more regulation as well as deleveraging of notable industries.
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.|