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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Tips from a former privacy regulator download subscription

Dentons 30-Oct-2014

Chantal Bernier provides five tips that can benefit companies in responding to a privacy regulator.

Staying power: success stories in global healthcare download subscription

KPMG 30-Oct-2014

‘Staying power: success stories in global healthcare’ identifies four key principles underlying healthcare transformation, and five practical ways to make change happen.

British Columbia’s Liquefied Natural Gas Income Tax Act: certainty for industry… at a cost download subscription

Dentons 28-Oct-2014

British Columbia is developing a liquefied natural gas industry. A key step in furthering the progress of LNG projects is the introduction of an LNG tax regime.

Health Alert — Vision Eye Institute v Kitchen & Anor; Health Administration Corporation v George D Angus; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 28-Oct-2014

DLA Piper has released the 27 October 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

Revised lobbyists’ code of conduct consultation download subscription

Dentons 27-Oct-2014

The commissioner of lobbying, pursuant to powers in the Lobbying Act, has published a revised code of conduct and invited written submissions on these proposed revisions.

Guindon: SCC hearing scheduled for 5 December 2014 download subscription

Dentons 27-Oct-2014

This highly anticipated appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada has been scheduled for hearing, and the parties have now filed their factums in the appeal.

Court considers safety, fatigue of replacement workers in granting picketing injunction download subscription

Dentons 24-Oct-2014

A British Columbia judge has considered an employer’s concerns for the safety of replacement workers, in granting an injunction against picketing workers.

Foreign charities and the changing landscape of CRA charity audits download subscription

Dentons 23-Oct-2014

There has been a flurry of recent scrutiny and activity in the areas of foreign and domestic charities.

Federal Not-For-Profit Corporations Act: what’s next? download subscription

Dentons 22-Oct-2014

Industry Canada has published a Q&A on the next steps for those entities that have not yet continued under the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act.

Flexibility for ‘divcos’ in the Canadian dollar high-yield market download subscription

Dentons 22-Oct-2014

The Canadian dollar high-yield market continues to provide flexibility to public dividend-paying issuers to implement and maintain their distribution policies through specific and customised dividend baskets.

‘An employee does not necessarily get one free sexual harassment before he loses his job’, says arbitrator in upholding dismissal download subscription

Dentons 22-Oct-2014

An arbitrator has upheld the dismissal of a unionised employee for one incident of sexual harassment and threats on Facebook.

Health Alert — Gray v Richards; Psychology Board of Australia v G; health insurance legislation amendment; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 21-Oct-2014

DLA Piper has released the 20 October 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

Tax Court: mini storage not a ‘small business’ download subscription

Dentons 21-Oct-2014

In 0742443 BC Ltd v The Queen, the Tax Court considered whether the taxpayer’s business of providing mini-storage and associated services was a ‘specified investment business’.

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