• Court upholds unlimited coverage for construction mitigation losses
    March 31, 2021
    In Surespan Structures Ltd. v. Lloyds Underwriters, 2021 BCCA 65, the British Columbia Court of Appeal held that a professional liability insurance policy contained no monetary limit in relation to one component of its coverage. Specifically, while the policy included limits, these were found not to apply to loss mitigation coverage for a construction project worth approximately $400 million. Published by The Lawyer's Daily.
  • The Evolution of Pension Governance Policies
    March 23, 2021
    Susan G. Seller is the author of an expert panel column on the topic of “The Evolution of Pension Governance Policies” in the digital issue of Benefits Canada magazine. 
  • Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes - March 2021
    March 04, 2021
    The 13th edition of Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes, published on Taxnet Pro by Thomson Reuters, includes an article on transferee liability and the interpretation of the "adequate consideration" defense in light of the Federal Court of Appeal's most recent decision (Eyeball Networks Inc. v Canada, 2021 FCA 17) regarding section 160 of the Income Tax Act (Canada). The publication also has summaries of recent tax decisions, tables regarding tax appeals, the CRA business continuity plans and bulletins/practice directives from the courts.
  • Michael Kergin on Trudeau and Biden: Off to a Good Start
    February 26, 2021
    Michael Kergin writes in Policy Magazine on the first Canada/United States summit led by Prime Minister Trudeau and President Joe Biden.
  • Enforcing Standard-Form Arbitration Agreements in Class Actions: Lessons from the Uber Saga in Canada
    February 23, 2021
    Gannon Beaulne, Maya Bretgoltz and Ranjan Agarwal write in the American Bar Association's Litigation Section on "Enforcing Standard-Form Arbitration Agreements in Class Actions: Lessons from the Uber Saga in Canada". 
  • Michael Smith on 5 Lists Every In-House Lawyer Can Keep
    February 19, 2021
    Michael Smith writes in the American Bar Association's Litigation Section on five lists that may be helpful for in-house lawyers to keep.
  • Transfer Pricing in the Time of COVID-19
    February 19, 2021
    Claire Kennedy and Hennadiy Kutsenko write in Canadian Accountant on recently released guidance from the OECD on COVID-19-impacted transfer pricing.
  • Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes - January 2021
    January 14, 2021
    The 12th edition of Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes, published on Taxnet Pro by Thomson Reuters, includes an article on the onus of proof in tax disputes in light of seemingly conflicting statements about the subject in recent jurisprudence. The publication also has summaries of recent tax decisions, tables regarding tax appeals, the CRA business continuity plans and bulletins/practice directives from the courts.
  • Dominique Hussey and Jeilah Chan in WTR's Trademark Litigation 2021
    January 14, 2021
    Dominique Hussey and Jeilah Chan authored the Canada chapter in World Trademark Review's Trademark Litigation: A Global Guide 2021.
  • Martin Sorensen and Hennadiy Kutsenko in The Lawyer's Daily
    January 14, 2021
    Martin Sorensen and Hennadiy Kutsenko write in The Lawyer's Daily on "Retroactive registration rescues real estate reseller" in Ouazana v. Canada [2020], a GST case decided by the Tax Court of Canada.
  • Electronic Commerce: A Practitioner's Guide Trade-Marks and the Internet
    2021
    Denise Brunsdon is co-author of Chapter 2, "Trade-marks and the Internet" in Electronic Commerce: A Practitioner's Guide Trade-Marks and the Internet, edited by Alan M. Gahtan, Martin P. J. Kratz, J. Fraser Mann and published by Thomson Reuters.
  • Supreme Court of Canada Awards Damages for Incentive Plan Entitlements Despite Plain Language of Plan to the Contrary
    December 2020
    The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd., 2020 SCC 26, highlights the high standard a court will require to rebut the presumption at common law that a dismissed employee will receive all forms of compensation during the employee’s notice period. Published in Canadian Employment Law Guide, No. 188.
  • John Weekes on Re-Engaging the World on Trade
    December 18, 2020
    John Weekes writes in Policy Magazine on why the top trade priority for Canada in 2021 must be building an effective working relationship with the incoming Biden Administration in Washington.
  • Adam Kalbfleisch and Kyle Donnelly in GCR's Americas Antitrust Review 2021
    December 10, 2020
    Adam Kalbfleisch and Kyle Donnelly author the Canada: Merger Review chapter in Global Competition Review’s Americas Antitrust Review 2021.
  • Vasilis Pappas, Romeo Rojas and Gita Keshava Contribute in The Guide to Energy Arbitrations
    December 10, 2020
    Vasilis Pappas, Romeo Rojas, and Gita Keshava have contributed a chapter to Global Arbitration Review's The Guide to Energy Arbitrations (4th Ed.) entitled "When Consolidation Fails: The Challenges of Parallel Arbitration Proceedings".
  • Radha Curpen on the Road to Success For B.C.'s Energy Industry
    December 09, 2020
    Radha Curpen writes on why a strong energy industry will continue to be critical to B.C.’s economic recovery, and its future will be defined by much more than the current health and economic challenges.
  • The Use of E-Signatures and Virtual Commissioning in a Post-COVID-19 World
    December 2020
    In today’s largely digital society, many ordinary activities of the past have become increasingly obsolete. One such thing is the wet signature. The requirement to have an individual sign legal documents in-person with wet ink has not only changed with the advent of technology, in many cases it has also become impractical. Published in The Negotiator, the magazine of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen.
  • Nina Butz and Ranjan Agarwal on Privity of Contract
    November 20, 2020
    Nina Butz and Ranjan Agarwal write on Privity of Contract as a Defense to Consumer Class Actions in Canada in the American Bar Association's Class Actions & Derivative Suits committee newsletter.
  • Shareholders’ Rights, Activism and ESG Investing in Canada
    November 18, 2020
    Robert Staley, Kristopher Hanc, Jonathan Bell and Tim Heneghan write the Canada chapter of Shareholders' Rights & Shareholder Activism 2020 in Chambers Global Practice Guides.
  • Sharon Singh on Infrastructure and Indigenous Engagement
    November 09, 2020
    Sharon Singh writes in The Lawyer’s Daily on infrastructure and Indigenous engagement. She highlights the key developments and considerations in Aboriginal law and from a policy perspective, in the context of Indigenous participation in infrastructure projects.
  • Angela Blake and Gavin Finlayson on Corporate Restructuring in the Cannabis Space
    November 02, 2020
    Angela Blake and Gavin Finlayson write in Cannabis Prospect Magazine on what's involved in a corporate restructuring in the cannabis space.
  • Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes - November 2020
    November 02, 2020
    The 11th edition of Bennett Jones on Tax Disputes, published on Taxnet Pro by Thomson Reuters, includes articles on the AgraCity decision of the Tax Court of Canada and consider its implications on the sham doctrine and transfer pricing, while commenting on the Crown's litigation strategy, and section 170.1 of the Tax Court of Canada General Procedure Rules and the Federal Court of Appeal decision in Georgeson Shareholder Communication Canada. The publication also has summaries of recent tax decisions, tables regarding tax appeals, the CRA business continuity plans and bulletins/practice directives from the courts.
  • Balancing Privacy and Convenience in Electronic Healthcare Law Review
    November 2020
    The increasing use of virtual healthcare platforms raises questions and concerns about the protection of personal health information and the application of privacy legislation. Specifically, what happens if a virtual healthcare platform or app experiences a data breach in Alberta? Who bears the responsibility for such a risk?
  • Marshall Haughey and Wade Ritchie in Canadian Tax Focus
    October 26, 2020
    Marshall Haughey and Wade Ritchie write in Canadian Tax Focus on "Correcting Tax Mistakes: Rescission Reborn".
  • Will Osler on Infrastructure and Indigenous Engagement: A Corporate Perspective
    October 26, 2020
    Will Osler writes the first in a two-part Bennett Jones series on infrastructure and Indigenous engagement.

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