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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

Toronto

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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Blake Cassels, Cravath and Weil Gotshal advise as GE sells fleet business for $6.9bn

30-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Blake Cassels & Graydon, Cravath Swaine & Moore and Weil Gotshal & Manges have all won top roles as General Electric (GE) sells its fleet businesses in the US, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand to Element Financial Corporation for $6.9bn (£4.4bn). 

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Freshfields New York partner joins Royal Bank of Canada as GC

6-May-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer commercial litigation partner David Onorato as its new general counsel.

London

Raft of firms advise on Canada Pension Plan’s £1.1bn Liberty Living acquisition

9-Mar-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

A raft of firms including Clifford Chance, Morgan Lewis, Nabarro and Pinsent Masons have advised on the acquisition of Liberty Living by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

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Good news for UK creditors following landmark Nortel decision download subscription

Gateley Plc 10-Jun-2015

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

Baker & McKenzie 11-May-2015

Cutting-edge antitrust issues debated by delegates at the meeting.

Intellectual property agent – client privilege coming soon to Canada download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 29-Apr-2015

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

Dentons 28-Apr-2015

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

Dentons 27-Apr-2015

Sound recording credit eliminated, and other changes. 

Tax court erred in awarding costs on basis of pre-appeal conduct download subscription

Dentons 24-Apr-2015

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

Dentons 24-Apr-2015

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

Dentons 24-Apr-2015

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

Dentons 24-Apr-2015

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.

The Canadian Federal Budget 2015: balancing the books download subscription

Dentons 22-Apr-2015

The government has fulfilled its pledge to balance its books after seven years of deficit largely by dipping into its contingency fund, cutting spending, and selling off assets.

Canada: Federal Budget 2015 overview download subscription

Dentons 22-Apr-2015

Containing editorial comments regarding the tax proposals announced in the 2015 Federal Budget. 

Loss determinations in Canada: no time like the present download subscription

Dentons 17-Apr-2015

…and the present is no time to request a loss determination.

Exceeding standards is no shield against health and safety charges download subscription

Dentons 16-Apr-2015

A company could not establish a due diligence defence because it had not taken all reasonable steps to prevent an accident.

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