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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Canada Briefings

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’.

Ebola preparedness for employers: US OSHA launches Ebola web page download subscription

Dentons 17-Oct-2014

The US OSHA has launched an Ebola web page for employers, providing information on Ebola and how to protect workers.

Relaunching the Northern Plan: introduction of the bill to establish the Société du Plan Nord download subscription

Dentons 17-Oct-2014

The government of Québec has confirmed its intention to relaunch the Northern Plan by introducing Bill 11, An Act respecting the Société du Plan Nord.

BC Supreme Court rescinds land transfers download subscription

Dentons 16-Oct-2014

The BCSC has considered whether rescission should be granted in respect of two real-estate transactions in which the applicant corporations had transferred land to a partnership.

US starts optimised processing for Canadian citizen TN and L visas under NAFTA download subscription

Dentons 15-Oct-2014

Starting in mid-September 2014, the US CBP began optimising processing for first-time Canadian TN and L applicants coming under NAFTA.

Trucker who punched customer in the mouth was fired for cause download subscription

Dentons 15-Oct-2014

One would think it self-evident that employees who punch a customer’s employee in the face may be dismissed for just cause. But it took an appeal for an employer to win on that issue.

Beware of tax phishing scams download subscription

Dentons 15-Oct-2014

Fake emails purporting to emanate from the CRA are informing the recipient that he/she has received an Interac email money transfer (i.e. a surprise refund).

Health Alert — Physiotherapists Board of Australia v Dopson; New Health New Zealand Inc v Attorney-General; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 14-Oct-2014

DLA Piper has released the 13 October 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

Worker who spread rumour that MoL inspector ‘paid off’ by company, and that company was closing, was fired for cause download subscription

Dentons 10-Oct-2014

The company, at the wrongful dismissal trial, denied that it dismissed the employee for complaining about safety issues.

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