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Perfection of security interests when assets move jurisdictions

When a financing statement is registered to perfect a security interest in collateral, it is the responsibility of the secured party to monitor the registration to ensure that a new financing statement is filed if the goods...more

Taking a security interest in art

If you have tried to borrow monies and use artwork as collateral, or if you have determined to loan money and take a piece of art as security, you may have encountered some interesting challenges....more

Assignments and restrictive covenants in Ontario: franchisors take note

Franchisors concerned about how they may wish to handle an assignment of a franchise can look to two 2015 decisions of the Ontario Court of Appeal for guidance. In the first decision, 2147191 Ontario Inc. v. Springdale Pizza...more

Are you ready? Ontario's Healthy Menu Choices Act in effect January 2017 - key highlights

The Ontario Healthy Menu Choices Act, 20151 and its regulation2 become effective January 1, 2017. The Act, which received Royal Assent in May 2015, sets out the parameters for menu labeling when a food establishment has 20...more

FranCast: Good news for franchisors: Ontario Court of Appeal dismisses Pet Valu class action

The recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in 1250264 Ontario Inc. v Pet Valu Canada Inc.1 is good news for both Pet Valu Canada Inc. and Ontario franchisors....more

Changes to Ontario’s Personal Property Security Act: What secured parties need to know

Following a panel report from the Minister of Government and Consumer Services, two significant changes to the Ontario Personal Property Security Act (the “PPSA”) came into effect near the end of 2015. These changes centred...more

Franchises Act soon to become law in British Columbia: key provisions for franchisors

British Columbia’s legislature has completed the third reading of Bill 38-2015, the BC Franchises Act. Its quick movement – the bill was introduced to the legislature on October 5 - is the culmination of work that began...more

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