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4500 Bankers Hall East
855 2nd Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K7 , Canada
Contact: Michael Hrytsak, Director, Marketing and Communications
Phone: 403.298.3100
Fax: 403.265.7219
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Washington
Other Countries
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • China
  • Qatar
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

On the Ice with Artificial Intelligence

Taking Wayne Gretzky's famous advice—"skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been"—will get easier for businesses that embrace artificial intelligence (AI). That's the conclusion I drew from a sold-out event…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Five Pitfalls of Cybersecurity Insurance: Lessons from the United States

Given the increasing threat of cyberattacks and the corresponding costs, businesses are increasingly considering cybersecurity insurance. But insurance is only as effective as the scope of the coverage. Though Canadian courts…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Due Diligence Defence Deemed Available for Issuance of Securities in Breach of Securities Laws

The B.C. Securities Commission's (the Commission) decision in Re SunCentro (2017 BCSECCOM 58) provides rare guidance on the availability of a due diligence defence to parties that have illegally distributed securities. The…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

New Non-Resident Speculation Tax in Ontario

The provincial government announced today that effective April 21, 2017, it is imposing a 15-percent non-resident speculation tax on the purchase or acquisition of interests in residential property located in the Greater Golden…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

Just How Predictable Must the Invention Be to Lose Patent Protection? Depends on the Inventive Concept

Only a true invention can be patented; a patent claim to an invention is not valid if the invention was obvious. Assessing obviousness can be thought of as bridging the gap between two cliffs: on one side is the existing state…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

El Salvador Makes History and Bans All Mining - Will other countries follow?

On March 29, 2017, El Salvador’s legislature unanimously voted to ban all metallic mining, including for gold, in the Central American country. El Salvador is the first country in the world to impose a blanket ban on mining…more
 /  Business Torts, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Toxic Torts

Yes—Copying Photographs from the Internet Can Get You into Trouble

Although it happens all the time, reproducing photographs found on the internet for use in business is fraught with risk. Businesses should only copy images where there is clear permission to use them—or face a substantial…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Highly Confidential Data—A Cybersecurity Risk for Cannabis Related Businesses

Cybersecurity is a significant business risk for any organization that collects personal data. The greater the amount of personal data collected by an organization, the greater the risk that it will be targeted by…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy

Court Interprets Canada's Anti-Spam Law

There are few businesses who would disagree that Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) is complex and can be confusing. Core prohibitions are extremely broad but equally are exclusions that were put in place by Industry Canada to…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Corporations are People Too! Ontario Court Confirms that Corporations Have a Right to a Speedy Trial

Corporate defendants have the right to a speedy trial, without requiring them to prove actual prejudice to their fair trial rights. In R v Stephensons Rental Services, a March 2017 decision of the Ontario Court of Justice, the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure

Canadian Securities Administrators - Update on Cybersecurity

The most recent information from CSA on cybersecurity is set out in the summary of its roundtable discussion (released April 7, 2017) to explore response to cybersecurity incidents…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

What is the Cost of Racial Profiling?

The Ontario Divisional Court says it’s $75,000. In Elmardy v Toronto Police Services Board, a significant decision by the Divisional Court, the three-judge panel awarded a victim of racial profiling damages of $75,000…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Civil Rights

Why Brand Owners Need to Keep a Paper Trail

Good evidence wins cases. In a trademark opposition, evidence demonstrating how and for how long a mark has been used in commerce (for example, on hangtags, labels, packaging, signage, invoices and online platforms) can be…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

No Routine Access by CRA to Tax Working Papers Rules the Federal Court of Appeal

The Federal Court of Appeal has limited the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) access to tax accrual working papers that reveal a taxpayer's uncertain tax positions. This case is an important one for every company that has audited…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

4 Business Cases to Follow in the Supreme Court’s Spring Term

The Supreme Court of Canada’s spring term begins on April 18. This term has a lot of interesting criminal cases, but only a few that may be interesting to the business community..…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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