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 


Canada: Farm horizons

13-Jan-2014 | By Burhan Khadbai

The food and agribusiness industry is booming, with farmland investments offering alternatives to work in the stalled commodities sector

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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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‘Zero tolerance’, automatic suspension approach to safety violations criticised, written warning substituted download subscription

Dentons 27-Nov-2014

Employers are increasingly taking a ‘zero tolerance’ approach in which a minimum level of discipline — whether a suspension or dismissal — is imposed for certain serious safety violations.

Fake email to other employees results in criminal mischief conviction download subscription

Dentons 26-Nov-2014

An Ontario employee has been convicted of criminal mischief after sending a fake email to fellow employees, degrading another co-worker.

Canadian government removes visa requirements for Chilean nationals download subscription

Dentons 26-Nov-2014

On 22 November, the Canadian government announced the removal of the requirement for Chilean nationals to obtain temporary resident visas to travel to Canada.

Health Alert — Robinson v Ng; Dr A v Health District; Health Practitioner Regulation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 25-Nov-2014

DLA Piper has released the 24 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

Ontario taking steps to implement GHS, amend WHMIS requirements download subscription

Dentons 24-Nov-2014

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is proposing amendments to safety laws as part of a broader national and international initiative to implement the GHS.

Ontario MOL consulting on extending noise protection to all Ontario workers download subscription

Dentons 19-Nov-2014

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is proposing that all Ontario workers be protected from excess noise in the workplace.

Ginuwine concerns for management contracts download subscription

Dentons 19-Nov-2014

Elgin Baylor Lumpkin (the performing artist better known as ‘Ginuwine’) is being sued by his former manager.

Health Alert — CMA adopts new policy on referrals; Queensland medical breakthrough; Mental Health Amendment Bill; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 18-Nov-2014

DLA Piper has released the 17 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law — new guidance on offering apps, software download subscription

Dentons 18-Nov-2014

Installing a ‘computer program’ on a computer system is prohibited unless the program is installed with consent and complies with disclosure requirements.

Brent Kern Family Trust: FCA dismisses appeal download subscription

Dentons 18-Nov-2014

In Brent Kern Family Trust v The Queen, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the taxpayer’s appeal with reasons delivered from the bench.

New platform for capital raising: TSX Private Markets service to provide access to capital for private and public companies download subscription

Dentons 17-Nov-2014

The initial phase of the TSX Private Markets offering encompasses a dealer-to-dealer voice-brokered service complemented by an informational website.

The CASL regime(s) — anti-spam and anti-malware download subscription

Dentons 17-Nov-2014

CASL is a new regime, with significant administrative monetary penalties and is broader in scope than the anti-spam laws of the US and other countries.

Federal work refusals now require ‘imminent or serious threat’ download subscription

Dentons 17-Nov-2014

Federal employers have a new definition of ‘danger’ to apply, and an updated work refusal process to use, effective 31 October 2014.

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