The food and agribusiness industry is booming, with farmland investments offering alternatives to work in the stalled commodities sector
Canada’s legal market continues to consolidate as the stalling global commodities supercycle slows work
A resource-rich home territory remains the focus for Canadian firms but growing client globalisation is pulling them to Latin America and Africa
Law firms are not yet piling in to soaraway Canada, but it’s only a matter of time
Norton Rose’s mergers with firms in resource-rich Canada have really shaken up the local legal market. Joanne Harris reports
Allen & Overy (A&O) put a Canada launch on the back burner in 2011, choosing instead to focus on Australia. A&O’s future Toronto head reveals what was behind the change of heart.
Allen & Overy (A&O) is to open a small base in Toronto after the Canadian-qualified founding partner of its Casablanca office returns to Canada.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has acquired Toronto-based immigration law firm Bomza Law Group.
Leuthold v CBC: ‘industry practice’ in interpreting contracts download subscription
When, if ever, can ‘industry practice’ be used in interpreting contracts? That question is of particular relevance in the entertainment industries.
Avoid a flood of uncertainty: draft to include costs that aren’t maintenance, repair or replacement in a commercial lease download subscription
The flooding experienced by many parts of the country over the last year may be partly behind changes to the Ontario Building Code.
Climate Change Newsletter: US Supreme Court largely upholds EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases from major new and modified sources; and more download subscription
This edition of Dentons’ Climate Change Newsletter starts with the US Supreme Court’s most recent review of EPA regulations, the so-called ‘tailoring rule’.
‘Disgruntled and aggressive clients’ posed safety threat under OHSA download subscription
An employee who was fired one day after complaining that she felt threatened by ‘aggressive clients’ was entitled to damages for the retaliatory discharge.
End-of-life planning... for your condo? download subscription
After more than 50 years of communal living, the first buildings stratified in British Columbia under the 1966 Strata Titles Act may be nearing the end of their useful life.
New limits imposed on foreign investors seeking to acquire farmland in Quebec download subscription
It is now more difficult for a non-resident to acquire agriculturally zoned land suitable for the cultivation of soil and the raising of livestock.
Potential liability for real-estate agents commission download subscription
Conventional wisdom suggests that when you hire a real-estate agent to list and sell your property, the agent gets its commission when you have an accepted offer and the deal is completed.
Health Alert — Porter v Le; Porter v Western Sydney Local Health District; and more download subscription
DLA Piper has released the 7 July 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Safety committee members lose claim that employer retaliated against them download subscription
Disciplinary letters issued to three members of a safety ‘policy committee’ were not retaliatory under the Canada Labour Code.
Arbitrator may order change to hours, location of doctor who sexually harassed hospital nurse download subscription
Where a doctor has sexually harassed a nurse, a labour arbitrator has authority to decide how close the doctor should be able to work with the nurse and under what conditions.
Case comment — Tsilhqot'in Nation v British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 download subscription
On 26 June 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released its much anticipated decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia.
Health Alert — Wong v Sklavo; O'Connell v Barnett; Continence Aids Payment Scheme Variation 2014; and more download subscription
DLA Piper has released the 30 June 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Corporate governance update: handling of confidential information — briefings and unannounced corporate transactions download subscription
In this corporate governance update, DLA Piper sets out some of the key findings and recommendations as they relate to listed companies.