Competition among Canada’s independent law firms is getting fiercer. Will some choose to follow Gowlings into a merger rather than continue to go it alone?
When Wragges and Gowlings merge next year numerous options will open up for the Anglo-Canadian firm to build on – and develop beyond – its IP and natural resources roots.
Life in Canada is getting harder for firms as commodities prices fall and work volumes slow
Canadian real estate investor Oxford Properties has had an interesting couple of weeks with the company successfully pulling off two high profile deals as well as making changes to its UK management team.
Gowlings Scott Joliffe is stepping down from his role as chair and CEO and will be replaced by the firm’s external managing partner Peter Lukasiewicz in the New Year.
Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co is about to undergo a monumental change when it merges with Canadian firm Gowlings.
Canadian court finds keyword advertising does not constitute passing off download subscription
A recent decision in the Supreme Court of British Columbia explored once again the vexed question of the law of passing off in relation to keyword advertising.
Time to confess? The 1946 Carnaby Street murder download subscription
No interest in prosecuting man who confessed to exotic dancer killing.
Big US law firms are spending more on technology download subscription
Investing in practice and financial management systems, network upgrades etc.
Hashtage in the infringement frame.
Good news for UK creditors following landmark Nortel decision download subscription
As a result of the landmark rulings, 33,000 UK creditors will receive a pro rata share in the fallen giant Nortel Group’s residual assets of $7.3bn.
ABA antitrust section’s spring meeting: what you need to know download subscription
Cutting-edge antitrust issues debated by delegates at the meeting.
Intellectual property agent – client privilege coming soon to Canada download subscription
On 21 April 2015, the Government of Canada announced its 2015 Federal Budget, which proposes certain innovator-friendly changes to Canada’s intellectual property regime.
Canada: an unpaid dividend refund is not a refund download subscription
We hope the CRA will align its assessing position with the clear interpretation of the Tax Court.
Cultural tax credits: significant changes to the Ontario regime download subscription
Sound recording credit eliminated, and other changes.
Tax court erred in awarding costs on basis of pre-appeal conduct download subscription
The Tax Court has in recent years demonstrated a willingness to use cost awards to control the parties’ conduct.
New guidance for healthcare company directors in Canada download subscription
The OIG released new guidance to assist governing boards of healthcare organisations in the discharge of their oversight obligations regarding compliance.
Inspecting something is working on it, for health and safety purposes download subscription
A maintenance electrician had ‘worked on’ a stuck shipping door when he simply ‘inspected’ it, even though he had not actually performed maintenance on it, a court has ruled.
Canada: balancing the Budget and balancing copyright download subscription
The Government of Canada’s Budget Plan for 2015 proposes various measures within the expected areas of tax relief, job creation and economic growth measures.