May 9, 2019
In Opinion 1/17 (CETA Ruling) on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the investment protections under CETA, signed by Canada and the European Union, are compatible with EU law. The decision marks a welcome departure from the landmark Achmea v. Slovak Republic decision, in which the ECJ effectively invalidated all 196…
April 29, 2019
Welcome to the 24th issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter. This newsletter provides a summary of recent jurisprudential developments that affect pensions and benefits and is not intended to be legal advice. For additional information or to discuss how any aspect of these developments may affect you, please contact a member of the Blakes Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation group….
April 25, 2019
Several former Yahoo! Inc. executives recently settled a derivative action for US$29-million, following data breaches from 2013 and 2014 that compromised approximately three billion accounts. Given the absence of Canadian case law on director liability in the context of a data breach, prudent directors may gain an advantage by reviewing U.S. case law and adapting their strategy and approach to…
April 4, 2019
In January 2019, the Government of Canada announced changes to regulations governing how and where drones can be operated in Canada. These regulations will also introduce new requirements for drone users and will take effect on June 1, 2019. During this short video, Blakes Partners Auriol Marasco and Jason MacIntyre from our Drones team discuss the recent regulatory changes and…
March 26, 2019
As part of our quarterly series on current trends across different industries, our first article for 2019 looks at the current landscape of cybersecurity and highlights key legal trends and developments. We also offer some practical advice on what businesses can do to equip themselves and mitigate their risk in this constantly evolving space.
March 22, 2019
On March 19, 2019, the Government of Canada released its 2019 budget (2019 Budget) before the federal election later this year. We’ve summarized the key aspects from the 2019 Budget that may impact your business. For tax changes, including proposed changes to the excise taxation of cannabis extracts (including oils), cannabis edibles and cannabis topicals, please see 2019 Federal Budget – Selected Tax…
March 7, 2019
In 2018, courts made significant rulings about what fairness means in procurement law from the perspective of owners and bidders alike. For example, in one case a court reaffirmed the long-standing principle that there is no contractual duty of fairness outside of the “Contract A” framework and rejected the notion that an independent duty of fairness arises under tort principles….
February 6, 2019
The Blakes Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions: FAQs and 2019 Trends answers frequently asked questions regarding the regulation of public M&A in Canada and provides an outlook for what 2019 may hold based on significant developments we observed in the Canadian deal environment.
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February 1, 2019
This article provides an overview of the key trends and developments in Canadian competition law and foreign investment that may help you prepare for what lies ahead in 2019. The Competition, Antiturst & Foreign Investment group discusses important topics including new leadership at the Competition Bureau, merger reviews, priority agenda items such as digital economy and innovation, foreign investment reviews…
January 17, 2019
Welcome to the 23rd issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter. This newsletter provides a summary of recent jurisprudential developments that affect pensions and benefits and is not intended to be legal advice. For additional information or to discuss how any aspect of these developments may affect you, please contact a member of the Blakes Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation group….