Bennett Jones LLP welcomed Mark Lewis as a real estate partner in the firm’s Vancouver office
With the recent US tax law reform, rules for how Canadian capital is invested there may change
Solicitor-client privilege and jurisdiction were prominent in last year’s top cases. While these rulings indicate a balanced approach, the most significant ones were pro-business.
On an optimistic note, there were several more deals that drew praise and attention from the lawyers who weighed in on our top deals list. These too involved consolidation, and most notably, ...
Last year’s Top 10 Deals were all about combining forces, as companies sought out efficiencies and clout in the market.
Boom is reminiscent of dot.com days
Investors in Canada’s fledgling LNG industry have pulled out due to a host of economic and regulatory issues. With competition heating up, project proponents say it’s time for a rethink.
The SCC decision in Equustek orders Google to block a search not just in Canada, but globally. As Google turns to US courts for validation, litigators question whether the ruling oversteps ...
Lawyers know there’s no such thing as perfect legal harmony, but recent decisions by Canadian courts and tribunals may come as a shock.
A look at the settlement of a class action lawsuit against Volkswagen Group Canada in a case involving vehicle emissions control systems software. The settlement, valued at up to $2.1 billion, is the ...
As US President Donald Trump moves to deregulate the US energy industries, will Canada’s environmental concerns in oil and gas hurt or help our competitiveness?
Pipelines are essential to the oil and gas industry, and thus a quarter of Canada’s economy, but continued societal concerns demand a nuanced approach from project proponents.
Is the cancellation of this planned TransCanada pipeline a harbinger of fewer energy deals?
Litigation finance, as a concept at least, has been around. But a host of new players with creative leveraging strategies are now paving the way for what could become a force in the profession.
Global law firms may offer a “one-stop shop,” but when it comes to international coverage, law firm network referrals are offering the independents competition.
With only a tentative recovery in mining, junior explorers are resorting to creative structures like streaming in order to stay in business. Majors, meanwhile, seem content to play the waiting game.
Geopolitical uncertainty has given a boost to gold markets and Canadian miners. Exploration work and financings are back on the table, and foreign investors are taking notice.
Canadian miners experiencing “increasing anxiety” over country risk
Canada’s signature on an OECD instrument to fight BEPS will carry a “level of uncertainty”
Accounting firms in Canada have thus far been unable to break into high-end business law, but patience may yet bear fruit as they continue to build capacity in legal services.