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


Canada: Braking news

5-Aug-2013 | By Christian Metcalfe

Canada’s legal market continues to consolidate as the stalling global commodities supercycle slows work


Due South

14-Jan-2013 | Updated: 1-Feb-2013 | By Lucy Burton

A resource-rich home territory remains the focus for Canadian firms but growing client globalisation is pulling them to Latin America and Africa


Before the stampede

30-Jul-2012 | By Lucy Burton

Law firms are not yet piling in to soaraway Canada, but it’s only a matter of time

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Tim Hortons

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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Health Alert — Appleton v Norris; Psychology Board of Australia v GA; Reben v Medical Board of Australia; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 16-Sep-2014

DLA Piper has released the 15 September 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

App-laudable disclosures: GPEN releases mobile app privacy results download subscription

Dentons 15-Sep-2014

Members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) have released the results of the network’s May 2014 privacy sweep.

Gariepy: when is a director’s resignation effective? download subscription

Dentons 12-Sep-2014

In Gariepy v the Queen, the Tax Court considered whether two directors had effectively resigned from their positions.

Employee’s lack of knowledge of OHSA was factor in denying him promotion; employee’s grievance dismissed download subscription

Dentons 12-Sep-2014

An employee’s lack of knowledge of safety laws was a proper consideration in his employer’s decision to deny him a promotion, a labour arbitration board has decided.

McKesson: trial judge recuses self from two remaining issues in transfer pricing case download subscription

Dentons 11-Sep-2014

In McKesson v The Queen, Justice Patrick Boyle recused himself from the two remaining issues with which he was seized in the transfer pricing case.

No OHSA charges laid in death of Alberta youth home worker download subscription

Dentons 10-Sep-2014

A 19-year-old has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after he stabbed to death a youth worker at a supported independent living facility in Alberta in 2012.

LTD insurance requirements coming soon for Ontario employers download subscription

Dentons 10-Sep-2014

The Ontario government has proposed to amend the Insurance Act (Ontario) by requiring mandatory insurance of long-term disability (LTD) benefits provided by employers.

Let’s get creative: sentencing in Alberta for environmental offences download subscription

Dentons 8-Sep-2014

The goal of environmental legislation in Canada is to balance environmental protection with the socio-economic benefits of industrial and technological development.

No damages awarded for unforeseeable workplace assault, but employer ordered to rewrite harassment policy download subscription

Dentons 5-Sep-2014

The fact that an employee had engaged in harassment did not make it foreseeable that he would assault a co-worker, a labour arbitrator has held.

Government of Canada updating on mandatory reporting standards for extractive industry download subscription

Dentons 3-Sep-2014

In April of this year, the government of Canada issued a consultation paper regarding mandatory reporting standards for extractive industry companies.

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal — is there an appetite for costs awards? download subscription

Dentons 3-Sep-2014

No client likes to have a human rights application brought against it before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. 

Ontario OHSA convictions at six-year low in 2013–14, average fine relatively steady download subscription

Dentons 3-Sep-2014

The number of Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)convictions was at a six-year low in the government’s fiscal 2013–14 year.

Health Alert — Medibank Private Sale (Interests in Shares) Regulation 2014; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 2-Sep-2014

DLA Piper has released the 1 September 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

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