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Doing Business in Canada: Employment Law

EMPLOYMENT LAW - THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP - There are many different types of relationships which businesses can have with the people and corporations who perform services for the business, including but not…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Doing Business in Canada: Investment Incentives

INVESTMENT INCENTIVES - Generally, Canadian companies are expected to be self-supporting, but for companies involved in export development, there are several types of investment incentive programs which are designed to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Doing Business in Canada: Marketing & Labeling Legislation

MARKETING & LABELING LEGISLATION - In Canada, the federal Competition Act prohibits certain marketing activities, which include: • Resale price maintenance • Predatory pricing • Price discrimination •…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Franchise Law

Doing Business in Canada: Privacy

Canada has enacted generally applicable privacy laws that govern most private sector activities. Each province and the federal government also have privacy and freedom of information legislation that governs government…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade

Doing Business in Canada: E-Commerce

E-COMMERCE - Canada has a vibrant Internet community. Because of the great expansion of the Internet in Canadian homes and businesses, Canada and its provinces have, in recent years, regulated Internet activity and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Doing Business in Canada: Intellectual Property Protection

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION - Effectively protecting a business’s intellectual property rights has become an increasingly important element of safeguarding the success of many businesses nowadays. The following is a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Doing Business in Canada: Environmental Law

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW - Over the last decade, there has been increasing awareness and concern at local, national and international levels in relation to the effects that human activities have on the environment. In response,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade

Doing Business in Canada: Foreign Investment & Mergers

INVESTMENT CANADA ACT - Non-Canadians who acquire control of an existing Canadian business or who wish to establish a new unrelated Canadian business are subject to the federal Investment Canada Act (ICA). In either case…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade

Doing Business in Canada: Taxes & Duties

SALES AND TRANSFER TAXES: GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - Canada has a 5% value-added tax imposed on goods and services called the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The GST is applied to each transaction in the production and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Doing Business in Canada: Securities Regulation

SECURITIES REGULATION - The principal stated purpose of Canadian securities legislation is to preserve the integrity of capital markets and to protect the investing public. In Canada, there is not yet federal legislation…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Doing Business in Canada: Forms of Business Organization

The first issue facing foreigners setting up a business in Canada is the type of entity which should be used to operate the business. Among the most commonly used are: • Canadian corporations • Unlimited liability…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, International Law & Trade

Doing Business in Canada: Language Requirements

FEDERAL LAWS - English and French are the official languages of Canada. The Constitution of Canada and the Official Languages Act guarantee that English and French have equality status and equal rights and privileges as…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Franchise Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Medical Marijuana in Canada: Weeding Through the Risks and Opportunities

In This Presentation: 1) History of legislative regime in Canada re: marijuana 2) Overview of Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR’s) 3) How to become a licensed producer 4) Challenges for licensed…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Health

Medical Marijuana In Canada: Weeding Through the Risks and Opportunities [Video]

Since a landmark court decision in 2000, Canadians’ (legal) access to medical marijuana has been exclusively through a government-run program. However, Canada’s new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR’s), which came…more
| Health

Doing Business in Latin America and The Caribbean: Uruguay

With a geographical area of 176,215 square kilometers and a current population of 3.2 million inhabitants, Uruguay is one of the smallest countries in South America. Its current growth is 5% per annum. The Uruguayan legal…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation
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