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North American Free Trade Agreement CETA

A closer look at round three of the NAFTA negotiations

by Dentons on

Round three of the NAFTA negotiations concluded in Ottawa on September 27, 2017. Before this round, the hope was that meaningful progress would be made on some of the more contentious issues. While some modest progress on...more

CETA Means New Business Opportunities, Starting This Week

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Good news for Canadian business amidst the uncertainty posed by the ongoing NAFTA renegotiations: the key elements of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, better known as the CETA, take effect this week,...more

NAFTA Renegotiation Goes Live

USTR Lighthizer last week delivered the Administration’s official 90-day notice to Congress that it will renegotiate NAFTA. The notice says that the process will be carried out “consistent with Congressional priorities...more

Rx IP Update - March 2017

by Smart & Biggar on

Tribunal dismisses Eli Lilly’s NAFTA challenge on promise utility doctrine - As previously reported, Eli Lilly submitted claims to international arbitration under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) seeking...more

RxIP Update - 2016 Year in Review

by Smart & Biggar on

The following are highlights of developments in Canadian life sciences intellectual property and regulatory law in 2016, updating our 2016 mid-year highlights. 1. Substantive patent law developments - Utility and...more

Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends to Watch in 2017

Canadian M&A activity rose once again in 2016, surpassing a record-breaking 2015 to become the most active year in Canadian deal-making history. In terms of deal value, 2016 will be second only to the peak of 2007....more

International Investment Arbitration in North America: Year in Review 2015

by Bryan Cave on

International investment arbitration – also known as investment treaty arbitration or investor-State arbitration – is a procedure whereby foreign investors may seek a binding adjudication of claims against host States that...more

Canada and the EU Complete Trade Treaty Negotiations

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Canada and the European Union today announced that they have completed negotiation of their Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The announcement puts to rest extended speculation about whether a deal was still...more

Canada-EU Trade Agreement: Breaking the Log-Jam

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Breakthrough - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso today announced a breakthrough in the long-running negotiations to conclude a Comprehensive Economic and Trade...more

CETA and USETA: Pieces of an Atlantic Jigsaw Puzzle

by Bennett Jones LLP on

It is likely seen as early days given the very recent announcement of the intention of the EU and USA to conduct “free trade” or “economic and trade” agreement negotiations, but with the near advent of CETA, recent...more

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