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    • Tim Wilbur
      Welcome to the Lexpert Special Edition on Finance and M&A. In this issue, alongside the biographical information about Lexpert-ranked lawyers, we bring you topical articles including our Top 10 Deals of 2019.
    • Jean Cumming
      This is my last editorial for Lexpert Magazine so I want to give you something useful, a piece of practical wisdom.
    • Paul-Erik Veel
      On September 20, 2019, the Supreme Court released its longawaited decision in Pioneer Corp v Godfrey. Godfrey is the Supreme Court’s latest decision involving price-fixing class actions, and expands on and clarifies the basic approach to these cases ...
    • George S. Takach
      High Stakes, But High Reward if Done Right
    • Jean Cumming
      On #lawtwitter, this email message is going around: “Just heard you are in emergency room. Hope all is ok. Pls let me know when we are in meeting today.” We don’t know if this message comes from a partner or client.
    • Linda L. Bertoldi; Stephanie Hart
      As the sector continues to evolve, so, too, will opportunities, crises, regulatory structures, production and distribution models expectations
    • Jean Cumming
      In Austin v Bell Canada, 2019 ONSC 4757, Justice E.M. Morgan considered the “contractual significance of an Oxford comma.”
    • George S. Takach
      Competitive Disruption Means Technology Driven Alternatives – and That`s a Good Thing
    • Marly Broudie
      How do changes in consumer behaviour and decision-making affect law firms and lawyers?
    • Ravipal S. Bains
      GCs share one core goal: their organizations have to understand and prudently manage climate-related legal risks

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