Lang Michener - In Brief - Winter 2007/2008


In this issue:

Used when referring to U.S. in the 1940's, the term "sleeping giant" now seems apt when referring to China. The lead article canvasses its new anti-monopoly laws and their impact on Canada. Emphasizing the Canadian perspective, there are also full-length articles about anticipated changes affective foreign companies insuring Canadian risks and about Canada's evolving refusal to deal law and how federal legislation hopes to balance various interests, including those of commuters with those of air and rail carriers.

Directors and officers will be keen to read about how they are the primary targets for derivative actions and what they can do to mitigate their risks.

With the 2010 Winter Olympics Games to be hosted in Vancouver, steps are being taken to prevent businesses from using various names and symbols associated with these Olympics. Karl Gustafson discusses the strengthening of Olympic intellectual property rights. There are also articles dealing with commercial leases and how Ontario has addressed the recent wave of fraudulent real estate transactions involving identity fraud.

In LAW NOTES, we explore employment issues with respect to bullying and the expectations that dismissed employees will mitigate losses, as well as broadening of fiduciary duties for professionals, the tort of negligent investigation and new protocol to the Canada-U.S. tax treaty.

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