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Cybersecurity: Regulatory Risks for Canadian Issuers

In the United States, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken an active role in regulating cybersecurity issues. Canadian issuers should be aware that the risk of regulatory enforcement may be coming to Canada…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

A Deceased Can't Always Will What They Want

There is a common misconception that the testator is free to leave their estate to anyone they choose. While this is largely true, certain family members who were left out or feel they were inadequately provided for under a will…more
| Civil Procedure, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Toronto Municipal Land Transfer Tax Increase

The City of Toronto has increased its municipal land transfer tax rates to match the recent changes to provincial land transfer taxes, effective March 1, 2017…more
| Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Cybersecurity Obligations of Directors - Guidance from the United States Decisions

Your organization will in all likelihood suffer a cyberattack. According to a recent study by Accenture, the average Canadian organization faces about 96 cyberattacks per year, nearly one third of which result in a security…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Proxy Season 2017: Improving the Accuracy, Reliability and Accountability of Proxy Vote Reconciliation

On January 26, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released CSA Staff Notice 54-305 Meeting Vote Reconciliation Protocols (the Protocols) concerning the improvement of the procedures used for counting proxy votes…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

The Appeal in Teal: Challenging Commercial Arbitration Awards in Canada

How final is a final award in a commercial arbitration? The scope of appeal rights against commercial arbitration awards is again before the Supreme Court of Canada. Will this be the last word on the subject?…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Business Torts, Civil Procedure

Cybersecurity: 2017 Report & 2016 Reflections - What Businesses and Boards Need to Know

In 2016, cybersecurity continued to grow as a primary business risk for companies worldwide. Data breaches continued to escalate both in number and magnitude and the landscape of legal and regulatory liability evolved and…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

CRA Releases New Guidelines Regarding Canadian Exploration Expenses

On the heels of some recent positive legislative changes regarding the tax treatment of environmental study and community consultation costs, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has revised its administrative guidelines for the…more
| Business Organizations, Energy & Utilities, Taxation

Be Sure to Mind your Manners in Estate Litigation

Miss Manners may just be worth listening to for those involved in wills and estate litigation. In fact, not doing so may be to your detriment given that poor conduct can cost you with the courts…more
| Civil Procedure, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Is Your Customs Compliance BEPS Ready?

2016 was the first year of the new transfer pricing reporting regime called Country-by-Country Reporting (CbCR). It will be a major new tool for revenue authorities and will undoubtedly lead to greater audit activity and more…more
| Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Private Placement of Securities in Canada - Second Edition

Securities regulation in Canada is a matter of provincial jurisdiction and each of the ten Canadian provinces and three territories has its own securities regulatory body, that enforces the relevant local legislation and…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

Mind the Gap: Regulatory Frameworks Fintech Companies Can Use Right Now

Financial technology is changing how money changes hands, and fintech is evolving faster than the law. The rapid and recent advent of financial technology has left regulators playing catch up, with the current rules being…more
| Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Business and Human Rights in Foreign Operations: The Stakes Just Got Bigger

Canadian courts took another step in further opening the country’s courts to civil claims by foreign victims of alleged human rights abuses against Canadian corporations for acts committed abroad. In a January 26, 2017, decision…more
| Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade

Children are Children, Right?

An interesting Will interpretation question arose in Matras Estate, 2016 ABQB 728 regarding the meaning of the word “children”. It mattered because the testator's Will left her personal effects and the residue of her estate to…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Task Force Report: Production of Cannabis

In this edition of our series on the Task Force’s final report "A Framework for the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada" (the "Report") we explore the Task Force recommendations for regulating the production of…more
| Elections & Politics
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