Recent Developments of Importance

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    The practice of Advertising & Marketing Law is generally understood to include the review of promotional materials relating to contests, coupon and premium promotions, and other such offers; ...
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    The Asset Securitization practice area includes acting for and advising asset originators, dealers, trustees, agents, liquidity lenders, credit enhancers, rating agencies, and other participants in ...
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    The Banking Law practice area encompasses representing domestic and international providers and consumers of debt financing including, on the lending side, domestic and foreign banks, bank holding ...
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    As Canada’s class actions regime has evolved, observers have commented on the pendulum of jurisprudence favoring plaintiffs, then defendants, then back again. While it may be easy to say that recent ...
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    The three major international arbitration institutions, fiercely competitive with the courts, are—as it turns out—just as fiercely competitive amongst themselves. Like law firms, the International ...
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    Commodity Tax and Customs Law encompasses matters concerning the federal goods and services tax (GST), various provincial sales taxes, customs, and excise issues, and related matters involving the ...
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    The practice of Competition Law in Canada falls into two broad but distinct categories: solicitor (advisory) work, which includes merger analysis, and litigation.
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    Practitioners of Computer & IT Law advise clients and, for some, conduct litigation on a number of matters, including the following: intellectual property—the protection of software, multimedia ...
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    The practice of Construction Law is generally understood to comprise the provision of advice and representation, whether by way of negotiation, judicial proceedings, alternative dispute resolution, ...
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    The scope of Corporate Commercial Law is difficult to define since it (a) means different things to different people; and (b) necessarily incorporates practice areas which, in some firms, are ...
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    or the first time in common law Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada has recognized a legal duty to perform contractual obligations honestly and with regard to the legitimate expectations of other ...
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    Corporate Finance & Securities Law includes financing vehicles or instruments, whether public or private, including IPOs, capital market equity offerings, installment receipt transactions, securities ...
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    Canada recorded $160 billion in deal activity in 2019, down 6 per cent from the $170 billion in deal value in 2018, according to a report from PwC Canada.1 Deal volume fell in 2019, down 20 per cent, ...
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    Corporate Tax Law includes advising on the taxation of public and private corporate, joint venture, and other related and non-related business structures; tax planning respecting mergers & ...
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    Corporate Tax Litigation is generally understood to include disputes involving tax planning or estates/trust structures for high-net-worth individuals; disputes between various levels of governments ...
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    Derivative instruments work is generally understood to incorporate both the private and public derivative markets. On the private side, legal work will cover preparation of documentation for ...
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    Directors’ & Officers’ Liability practice comprises the provision of advice and representation, whether by way of counsel, negotiation, judicial proceedings, or various forms of alternative dispute ...
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    Employment Law governs the rights and obligations between individuals and their employers. The foundations of employment law arise from the common law in most provinces and the civil law of Québec. ...
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    Electrical power work is defined in the widest sense in order to identify those firms capable of providing a full service to various clients. As such, the practice encompasses advising existing and ...
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    Oil & Gas Law encompasses all manner of upstream and downstream work including exploration and drilling agreements; infrastructure, engineering, and service contracts; production, licensing, leasing, ...
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    Entertainment Law is the broad general term for a practice area that is widely varied and that comprises film, television, radio, music, publishing, commercial theatre, multimedia, interactive media, ...
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    The practice of Environmental Law is generally understood to include advice in the context of acquisitions and property transactions, financings, contaminated land, land use planning and ...
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    Insolvency and insolvency litigation is generally understood to relate to acting for and advising lenders, other creditors, debtors, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, and other participants in ...
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    Canada is modernizing its patent regime to implement the Patent Law Treaty, and the new Patent Rules came into force on October 30, 2019. As set out in a news release by the Canadian Intellectual ...
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    Intellectual Property Litigation is generally understood to comprise the provision of advice and representation, whether by way of negotiation, judicial proceedings, alternative dispute resolution, ...
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    International Trade Regulation is generally understood to encompass matters concerning anti-dumping, countervailing duty and other such trade proceedings; customs law including tariff classification, ...
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    The Investment Fund and Asset Management industries encompass a broad range of vehicles and services. The term “investment funds” takes into account such diverse entities as public mutual funds, ...
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    Labor Law lawyers advise employers, organized labor, and individual employees in grievance and arbitration proceedings under federal and provincial law. They appear before courts and labor relations ...
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    A Mergers & Acquisitions practice is one involving transactions that effect or threaten to effect a change of control or ownership of corporations. Typically this would involve representation of ...
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    Mining Law, in the Canadian context, is generally understood to include all legal issues relating to the mineral exploration, development, production, and reclamation cycle: that is to say, from raw ...
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    Product Liability litigation is generally understood to encompass representation of product designers, suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, end users (including both ...
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    Project Finance may be defined as non-recourse or limited recourse financing in which debt, equity, and credit enhancement are combined for the construction and operation or refinancing of a ...
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    Property Development is a broad practice area that includes real estate financing and development, which covers all aspects of real property transactions, and municipal law, which encompasses ...
  • When the government ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses, tenants quickly turned to their leases to see if the pandemic would qualify as force majeure and discharge them from their ...
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    Securities Litigation includes litigation and broader dispute resolution and settlement on issues including insider trading; oppression remedies; shareholder disputes generally; contested merger & ...
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    Technology lawyers focus on the development and finance of technology-based businesses. Technology law involves working with investors, start-up or later stage enterprises, venture capital investors, ...