When your corporate headquarters is in Canada but 75 per cent of your corporate operations and revenue are outside of Canada, just how do you practise law?
General counsel can and should be valuable members of the organizations they serve. To add to the complexity, general counsel often have multiple roles within the organization spanning different countries and businesses.
Why are class actions on the rise? There is an increase in the amount of litigation funding options for these class actions, coupled with encouragement from regulators, which have spurred the amount of class actions.
Last year, I was very fortunate to have a talented young corporate lawyer with a sterling law firm background do a secondment with me in my in-house legal department.
Why it can be a matter of ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t.’ Whether you are an in-house lawyer, in private practice or in public service, Ontario lawyers are required by the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Rules of Professional Conduct to not disclose confidential client information to third parties.
As companies are getting more and more technologically advanced, some in-house lawyers may ask themselves, “Where in the world is our company’s data stored?” Data residency specifically refers to the physical or geographic location of an organization’s data including personal data of its customers.