Corporate/commercial law

  • That’s what proxies are for

    Jul 18, 2019

    On occasion, we are slow to adapt to innovations. This can be attributed to habit, adherence to tradition and/or confusion. I suffer all three when it comes to revolving doors (for me, this counts as innovation).

  • Bird's-eye view

    Bird's-eye view

    Jun 27, 2019

    From the burgeoning cannabis industry to established actuarial and real estate companies, the five general counsel on this year’s panel all say their jobs are so much more than providers of legal advice or risk analysis to their companies.

  • Managing IP portfolio takes co-operation

    Managing IP portfolio takes co-operation

    Jun 27, 2019

    No matter how skilled or experienced an IP lawyer is, protecting a company’s IP portfolio is not a job that can be done independently.

  • Is blockchain worth the hype?

    Is blockchain worth the hype?

    Jun 27, 2019

    The federal government is cautiously wading in. Enticed by the promise of blockchain to simplify the management of trusted information in a secure fashion, the Canada Border Services Agency and the Port of Montreal, the country’s second-biggest port, are now testing a blockchain-enabled digital solution to see if it will streamline freight shipping.

  • Head of the table: Where are the lawyers?

    Head of the table: Where are the lawyers?

    Jun 27, 2019

    Whether external or general counsel, lawyers quickly earn a seat at the “head table” and become the trusted go-to advisor for decision-makers in a company. Major transactions, decisions and plans will involve a lawyer, and their input is critical.

  • For the love of tech, business and law

    For the love of tech, business and law

    Jun 27, 2019

    Catherine Lacavera says she wanted a career from a young age that would encapsulate her passions for business, technology and law.

  • It’s right there in the agreement

    Jun 3, 2019

    Advising on the negotiation of a complex acquisition agreement can trigger some existential questions.

  • Risky business: what is the scope of your indemnity?

    Risky business: what is the scope of your indemnity?

    Mar 25, 2019

    More than a half century after a river system in northwestern Ontario was contaminated by mercury poisoning from a pulp and paper plant, there are still health problems for members of two First Nations communities who live in the region.

  • Root for the Forum Conveniens Team

    Mar 25, 2019

    Home court advantage is a much-discussed critical advantage in sports. In other contexts, home court also has clear benefits, including familiarity, efficiency and convenience.

  • Advocating for a First Nation’s interests

    Advocating for a First Nation’s interests

    Feb 4, 2019

    Michael McKinney has seen a dramatic evolution of First Nations self-governance in the last three decades, going from a period of little to no recognition to now a period in which the Sawridge First Nation has signed a memorandum of understanding with the federal government to gain further recognition for self-determination.

  • SCC upholds contract between Churchill Falls, Hydro Québec

    SCC upholds contract between Churchill Falls, Hydro Québec

    Nov 2, 2018

    The Supreme Court of Canada ended a long-standing dispute between the provinces of Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador today over the sharing of profits from a hydroelectric plant on Labrador’s Churchill River, deciding that the contract cannot be revisited by the courts.

  • Bringing blockchain to the art world

    Bringing blockchain to the art world

    Oct 29, 2018

    Steve Gow’s path into the art world is not a conventional one and neither is the new way he is providing artists to sell their work.

  • Narration about representations

    Sep 24, 2018

    Representations in M&A agreements may take on a different spin if they were evaluated in the fashion of current political discourse.

  • Client-centred growth: Top Ten Corporate Boutiques

    Client-centred growth: Top Ten Corporate Boutiques

    Sep 4, 2018

    As clients focus more on value than prestige, corporate boutiques have grown.

  • Client-centred growth: Top corporate boutiques

    Client-centred growth: Top corporate boutiques

    Sep 4, 2018

    As clients focus more on value than prestige, corporate boutiques have grown.

  • The Top 25 Most Influential of 2018

    The Top 25 Most Influential of 2018

    Aug 7, 2018

    Meet the Canadian lawyers and judges who are making an impact

  • Five partners leave McLean & Kerr for Dentons Canada

    Five partners leave McLean & Kerr for Dentons Canada

    Jul 24, 2018

    Dentons Canada announced Tuesday that 10 individuals from McLean & Kerr LLP, a boutique law firm known in the Toronto market for its commercial real estate and litigation practice, were joining the firm in Toronto.

  • Conduit Law announces venture with Radiant Law

    Conduit Law announces venture with Radiant Law

    Jul 17, 2018

    With its sights set on the U.S. market and nine months after leaving Deloitte LLP, Conduit Law has announced a joint venture with new law pioneer U.K.-based Radiant Law.

  • Shareholder activism

    Shareholder activism

    Jan 22, 2018

    Despite a recent drop in public proxy battles, corporate lawyers say boards should think like an activist to avoid a fight.

  • NAFTA: The times they are a-changin’

    Jan 22, 2018

    How does this impact the overall legal profession? Clients require legal assistance during booming and desperate economic times. Their needs become more acute during a time of economic flux. Law firms could position themselves for handling the disruption of goods and supply chains should NAFTA be amended or — worst case — terminated. The times they are a-changin’.