Corporate/commercial law


  • Open banking explored in Canada

    Open banking explored in Canada

    Mar 11, 2019

    Privacy and security considerations loom large as Canada explores the open banking concept that has already been adopted by the European Union and the United Kingdom, say lawyers.

  • SCC ruling will impact on business asset purchasers

    SCC ruling will impact on business asset purchasers

    Feb 25, 2019

    Following the Supreme Court of Canada’s dismissal of the leave application in Krishnamoorthy v. Olympus Canada Inc., purchasers of business assets can rest assured that offers of continuing employment to vendors’ staff are in themselves sufficient consideration to support the validity of new employment agreements.

  • Future of Competition Bureau yet to be charted

    Future of Competition Bureau yet to be charted

    Feb 25, 2019

    The first half of 2019 should see the appointment of a new commissioner of competition, a development that will shape the Competition Bureau’s direction and priorities for at least the next five years — all the more so because competition law is undergoing a global rethink again.

  • Uncertainty after ruling over disclosure requirements

    Uncertainty after ruling over disclosure requirements

    Feb 25, 2019

    Despite the Ontario Court of Appeal’s favourable ruling last September in Solar Power Network Inc. v. ClearFlow Energy Finance Corp., the uncertainty regarding the disclosure requirements under s. 4 of the federal Interest Act continues to hover over the lending community.

  • Issues that keep boards awake at night

    Issues that keep boards awake at night

    Feb 25, 2019

    With proxy season looming, Canadian public issuers are taking their usual rear-view mirror peek at last year’s developments in corporate governance and disclosure, all with a view to ensuring that boards are properly prepared to meet shareholders’ expectations and demands.

  • Monday, February 18, 2019

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    Feb 18, 2019


    Sampson Wins Human Rights Award

    Salyzyn President Of Legal Ethics Group

    New Partners At Fasken

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  • Wills, real estate, escrow top areas to be disrupted by blockchain

    Wills, real estate, escrow top areas to be disrupted by blockchain

    Feb 18, 2019

    Will and estates law, real estate law and escrow and holdbacks are some of the areas of law most likely to be disrupted by blockchain, according to Anna Keller, corporate legal counsel at Shopify.

  • Provincially created trusts deemed valid

    Provincially created trusts deemed valid

    Jan 21, 2019

    A statutory trust under the province’s Construction Lien Act is a valid trust that can survive bankruptcy, a panel of judges from the Court of Appeal of Ontario decided in a Jan. 14 decision, The Guarantee Company of Canada v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2019 ONCA 9.

  • SCC decision liked by lenders

    SCC decision liked by lenders

    Jan 14, 2019

    In a decision widely welcomed by lenders, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the bankruptcy of a tax debtor, although subsequent to the repayment of the secured creditor’s debt, terminated secured creditors’ personal liability for deemed trust claims under s. 222 of the Excise Tax Act.

  • CRA rebuked for ‘fundamental misunderstanding’

    CRA rebuked for ‘fundamental misunderstanding’

    Jan 14, 2019

    Should it hold up on appeal, the Tax Court of Canada’s September 2018 decision in Cameco Corporation v. The Queen may stand as one of the most resounding successes taxpayers have experienced to date in transfer pricing disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency.

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