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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Health Alert — Julia Clare v Australian Community Pharmacy Authority; Dr Reid v Medical Council of NSW; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 23-Dec-2014

DLA Piper has released the 22 December 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

Carrying on business and extra-provincial registration download subscription

Dentons 23-Dec-2014

All Canadian businesses that are incorporated must complete an extra-provincial registration if they ‘carry on business’ in a province other than the jurisdiction of incorporation.

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law applies to software from 15 January download subscription

Dentons 23-Dec-2014

CASL applies to the installation of ‘computer programs’ — software, apps and other programs — on the computer or device of another person.

McKesson: FCA allows taxpayer’s motion download

Dentons 22-Dec-2014

The Federal Court of Appeal has allowed the taxpayer’s motion to amend its Notice of Appeal to add a new ground of appeal.

Persistent mockery and intimidation of supervisor warranted six-month suspension of long-term employee download subscription

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

An employee’s persistent mockery and intimidating conduct towards a supervisor warranted a six-month suspension, an arbitrator has held.

Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP): government releases consultation paper download subscription

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

On 18 December, 2014, the Ontario government released its consultation paper on the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP).

FCA dismisses Lord Black’s Canadian tax appeal download subscription

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

Global: 24 privacy authorities worldwide call for more mobile app privacy download subscription

DLA Piper 19-Dec-2014

The increased focus of national data protection authorities on the processing of personal data through mobile apps was again confirmed in an open letter from a group of data protection authorities.

Total fines now $1.24m in Christmas Eve fatalities after swing stage company and director fined download subscription

Dentons 17-Dec-2014

The total of safety fines paid for the 24 December 2009 swing stage collapse fatalities is now $1.24m (£790,000).

Should the UK adopt Cape Town’s Alternative A insolvency regime? Lessons from the US and Canada download subscription

Dentons 12-Dec-2014

The UK is consulting on whether to incorporate Cape Town’s Alternative A insolvency regime into English law.

‘It is not the Board’s role to chase’ unrepresented employee: safety-reprisal complaint dismissed download subscription

Dentons 10-Dec-2014

The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) has dismissed a safety-reprisal complaint where the employee missed deadlines and failed to respond to CIRB correspondence.

Legge: improper pleading fatal to Crown’s case download subscription

Dentons 10-Dec-2014

What must the Crown plead and how must she plead it? This question became an issue in the Tax Court’s recent decision in Legge v The Queen.

Update on the new, mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan download subscription

Dentons 10-Dec-2014

The Ontario government has introduced Bill 56, an act to require the establishment of the new, mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan.

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