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Results of the 2021 Canadian federal election

The Liberal Party of Canada failed to secure a majority in Parliament, but will form another minority government. Little has changed in terms of seat counts, and the composition of the House of Commons will be largely the same in Canada’s 44th Parliament as it was in the 43rd.

Q&A: Supply of goods to Saudi Arabia and GCC preferential tax treatment

Are you considering supplying goods from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? If the answer is yes, then this is a must-read to check if you qualify for GCC preferential tax treatment (including custom duty exemption), and the commercial implications you need to consider if you don’t.

Termination provisions negotiated by employee and employer of equal bargaining power – Waksdale distinguished

Rahman v Cannon Design Architecture Inc. is a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice where the Court rejected the plaintiff’s argument that the “just cause” termination provision in the employment contract amounted to an attempt to contract out of the Employment Standards Act, 2000. In so doing, the Court distinguished the case from Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc., one of the most noteworthy employment decisions of 2020.

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Maranello Rosso Limited v Lohomij BV and others

On 6 September 2021, the High Court struck out a £70 million conspiracy claim relating to the purchase and sale of a world-renowned collection of classic Ferraris.

BVI Economic Substance – ITA commences audit process

Following the introduction of the Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018 and the passing of the deadline for the first filings thereunder to be made by BVI entities, the BVI International Tax Authority (ITA) has now begun making targeted audit requests to verify the “relevant activities” carried out by BVI entities which have made their mandated economic substance filings.


Rich Viegas becomes a partner

Collyer Bristow has appointed Rich Viegas as a commercial litigation partner. Rich joins from City law firm Bristows where he focused on financial and commercial disputes both in the UK and internationally.

Solina acquires culinary sauce business New Ivory

Walker Morris has advised Rob Whitehead, the owner of the culinary sauce business New Ivory on its sale to the Solina Group, a major supplier in the global food market. New Ivory is a leading producer of innovative culinary sauces in the UK for the meat, fish and poultry industries. New Ivory has longstanding relationships […]

Conyers advises Zhiyuan on bond issue

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided BVI legal advice to Zhiyuan Group (BVI) Co Ltd. in connection with its $100m 6.2% guaranteed bonds due 2019. Zhiyuan is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Jiangsu Newheadline, the largest investment and financing platform of the Lianyungang Municipal Government that focuses on city construction and municipal development.

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