Special report: Canada – Change of emphasis

12-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Life in Canada is getting harder for firms as commodities prices fall and work volumes slow


Special report: Canada – The long trail

4-Aug-2014 | By Lucy Burton

A&O is the first magic circle firm to tiptoe into Canada but despite the strong economy, there is good reason why local players are not expecting a stampede 

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Raft of North American giants advise as Burger King takes $11.4bn bite into Tim Hortons

26-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Kirkland & Ellis and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz are among the firms lined up to advise on Burger King’s $11.4bn (£6.9bn) acquisition of Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons. 

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Investor giant Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan appoints Davis as new general counsel

1-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has appointed Jeff Davis as its general counsel, corporate secretary and senior vice-president of corporate affairs.


Why Allen & Overy (sort of) changed its mind on Canada

17-Jun-2014 | By Lucy Burton

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.

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Enforcing contracts: the importance of careful implementation download subscription

Dentons 30-Jan-2015

In an Ontario Divisional Court decision the issue was the application of a termination clause in an employment contract where the employer violated the contract in the course of the termination.

Supervisor fined after workers exposed to asbestos dust download subscription

Dentons 30-Jan-2015

A supervisor with an asbestos abatement company have pleaded guilty to charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and was fined after workers were exposed to asbestos dust on a job site.

Employer who voluntarily complied with MOL inspectors' orders was not entitled to suspension of orders pending appeal download subscription

Dentons 28-Jan-2015

The Ontario Labour Relations Board has held that where an employer had complied with a Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspector’s compliance orders, the operation of the orders should not be suspended while the employer appeals.

Supreme Court of Canada explains constitutional right to collective bargaining download subscription

Dentons 27-Jan-2015

The Supreme Court of Canada has once again revisited how much constitutional protection is afforded to the collective bargaining process.

Five golden rules for accountability on privacy and cyber security download subscription

Dentons 27-Jan-2015

The vulnerability of information on digital platforms constitutes an unprecedented risk and the undermining of customer trust goes straight to the bottom line.

WSIB age cut-off for loss-of-earnings benefits not discriminatory against older workers: court download subscription

Dentons 23-Jan-2015

Ontario’s Divisional Court has decided that the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act’s age cut-off for loss of earnings benefits for older workers did not violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Canadian privacy compliance: time for your online checkup download subscription

Dentons 22-Jan-2015

The OPC stated that it ‘may’ be acceptable to rely on implied or opt-out consent when tracking and targeting individuals for online behavioural advertising purposes.

Where MOL inspector withdraws OHSA compliance order, OLRB cannot reinstate while appeal argued download subscription

Dentons 21-Jan-2015

In July 2014, an MOL inspector issued four orders against the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services

OLRB agrees to hear another harassment case download subscription

Dentons 19-Jan-2015

The debate continues as to whether the Ontario Labour Relations Board has jurisdiction to hear harassment-reprisal complaints under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

The deadline for Albertans to provide input on changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Code is fast approaching download subscription

Dentons 19-Jan-2015

The Alberta government has made revisions to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Code and has invited the public to provide comments on the proposed changes by way of surveys. 

ConocoPhillips: FCA confirms Tax Court’s jurisdiction to determine questions of timing and the validity of a notice of objection download subscription

Dentons 16-Jan-2015

ConocoPhillips had commenced an application for judicial review as a result of a dispute between the CRA about whether a Notice of Reassessment had been validly sent to the taxpayer.

Netflix’s apparent crackdown on geoblock circumventers download subscription

Dentons 16-Jan-2015

Recent reports indicate that Netflix may be cracking down on the use of virtual private networks. The legal issue is licensing.

Important update for landowners: new decision shines light on fair compensation to expropriated landowners download subscription

Dentons 15-Jan-2015

The Alberta Land Compensation Board has held that, when an expropriating authority acquires a portion of a large parcel, if the land acquired is of a better quality than the rest of the parcel a premium must be paid to reflect this.

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