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
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
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has appointed Jeff Davis as its general counsel, corporate secretary and senior vice-president of corporate affairs.
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.
Twenty-day jail sentence for employee who released employer’s confidential information in breach of court order download subscription
A former employee received a 20-day jail sentence after she disclosed the plaintiffs’ confidential business methods and disparaged their business reputation.
MoL permits employer to have multi-workplace joint health and safety committee, union’s challenge dismissed download subscription
A union has lost a request to suspend an MoL director’s order allowing a school board to establish a multi-workplace joint health and safety committee.
Top 10 tips for the workplace download subscription
Ensuring compliance with Dentons’ top 10 tips list will help to keep your workplace running smoothly.
MoL inspector’s grievance gives glimpse into MoL’s after-hours accident response process download subscription
MoL managers have discretion as to whether to send out an inspector when an employer calls after-hours about a workplace accident, a recent decision suggests.
Insensitive — copyright implications of Jann Arden’s stand download subscription
Twitter began to light up on 7 August 2014 when Canadian singer/songwriter Jann Arden began to object, via a series of tweets, to the practice of Calgary radio station 90.3 AMP of playing shortened versions of songs.
Court limits plaintiff’s ability to access corporate documents in securities class action download subscription
A former shareholder of a defendant mining company sought to bring a class action against the company and two senior executives for alleged misrepresentations.
Alleging panic attacks due to mistreatment at work, employee’s HRTO application dismissed for duplicating court action download subscription
Employees may not raise the same human rights issue before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the courts, a recent HRTO decision confirms.
Court of Appeal clarifies directors’ fiduciary duties and the business judgment rule for executive compensation matters download subscription
The nature of directors’ and officers’ fiduciary duties has been confimed, and the application of the business judgment rule in the context of a dispute regarding executive compensation clarified.
Health Alert — guardianship and administration application in the matter of MDC; Kowal v O’Day & Ors; and more download subscription
DLA Piper has released the 11 August 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Notes taken post-accident can lose privilege if used to refresh memory, court decision suggests download subscription
Privileged notes taken by a witness after a workplace accident may cease to be privileged if used by the witness to prepare to testify in court.
‘Red flags’ were used to assess workplace violence threat; employer’s request for psychiatric assessment was justified download subscription
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that the City of Toronto was justified in requiring an employee to obtain a psychiatric assessment because of ‘red flags’.
Health Alert — call for evidence on the health effects of water fluoridation; Vega Vega v Medical Board of Australia; and more download subscription
DLA Piper has released the 4 August 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Major changes to Canada’s trademark laws — what every business needs to know download subscription
The Canadian government recently introduced a bill that contained the most significant changes to Canada’s trademark laws in modern history.