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McCarthy Tétrault is a Canadian law firm that offers a full suite of legal and business solutions to clients in Canada and around the world. We deliver integrated business, litigation, tax, real property, and labour and employment solutions through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal, Québec City, New York and London, UK.

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Construction McCarthy Tétrault

(3 days ago) Our Construction Law Group has the local and global knowledge and experience needed to help projects achieve the best and most efficient possible result. We are one of the few full-service law firms in Canada with established construction lawyers who are dedicated full-time to the practice of transactional construction law, risk mitigation and

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Professional Liability McCarthy Tétrault

(7 days ago) We work seamlessly with our colleagues in related areas such as insurance litigation, labour law, bankruptcy & restructuring, and human rights to address all your issues. We are fast and efficient. We focus on providing optimal results through advice, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation, negotiation or litigation.

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Insurance Litigation McCarthy Tétrault

(5 days ago) Many learned the intricacies of insurance law and general and class action litigation working inside the legal departments of insurance companies, businesses or boutique law firms specializing in insurance. As needed, they partner with our specialists in labour, health, security, environmental, securities, tax or bankruptcy law.

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Amanda Iarusso McCarthy Tétrault

(8 days ago) Amanda Iarusso is a litigator in our Toronto office and a key member of the firm’s Public Sector and Government Law groups. She maintains a general litigation practice, with a focus on regulatory law

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Daniel Moholia McCarthy Tétrault

(8 days ago) Law School. Daniel completed his J.D. at the Queen’s Faculty of Law in Kingston, Ontario. Having a keen interest in advocacy, Daniel volunteered as a caseworker for the Queen’s Legal Aid Clinic, competed in the Davies Corporate/Securities Moot and several other moots, and worked as a student intern with the Department of Justice (Civil

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George Vegh McCarthy Tétrault

(5 days ago) George is an Adjunct Professor of Energy Law and Regulatory Governance at the University of Toronto Law School, the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Calgary Law School and at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he is also the Program Director for the Masters’ Program in Energy and Infrastructure Law.

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Municipal Planning McCarthy Tétrault

(7 days ago) Our specialized team leverages the firm’s leading expertise in real estate, land use planning, environmental and Aboriginal issues, hospitality, tax and corporate and commercial law to ensure the advice you receive is solutions-based, practical and actionable. We help our diverse clientele with: Obtaining timely approval on development proposals.

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B.C’s lobbying rules are changing (again) — here’s what

(7 days ago) This lobbying law update is intended as general guidance only. If you have specific questions or concerns, or want to confirm that your organization’s corporate policies and procedures are in line with the amended Act and the new Regulation, please contact Awi Sinha, Alexandra Cocks, Adam Goldenberg, or Jacob Klugsberg. We would be pleased to

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Quebec’s Bill 64 Introduces Unique Cyber Incident

(Just Now) Bill 64’s definition includes access, use, communication, and loss of personal information, not authorized by law. In practice, Bill 64’s definitions covers the common situations a data breach may arise, but also includes the broad and potentially amorphous category of “any other breach” in the protection of personal information that

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Appellate Litigation McCarthy Tétrault

(5 days ago) The Group draws upon the experience of over 66 McCarthy Tétrault lawyers who have served as judicial law clerks, including 18 in the Supreme Court of Canada, and 36 in the Courts of Appeal for Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Québec. Additionally, appellate courts frequently cite scholarly publications by McCarthy Tétrault lawyers.

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Family Status and Childcare Obligations: The Federal Court

(2 days ago) While case law continues to develop and as we wait to see whether the Attorney General will appeal either the Johnstone or Seeley decisions to the Supreme Court of Canada (which must be done within 60 days), accommodation on the basis of family status must …

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Toronto McCarthy Tétrault

(5 days ago) Law Clerks, Paralegals & Other Professional; Students Other Useful Links Toll-Free Numbers; Toronto. With more than half of the firm’s lawyers located in Ontario, this region is a vibrant and energetic part of the firm. All of our practice areas of expertise are represented — in significant numbers — within our main office in Toronto

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Robert A. Glasgow McCarthy Tétrault

(8 days ago) He is a member if the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association. Robert obtained his Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Public Policy from Princeton University in 2007 and his J.D. (with distinction) from the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law

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Beer, Bedford, and beyond — the Supreme Court of Canada

(3 days ago) [7] In a system of common law adjudication, courts are bound by: (1) their own previous decisions; and (2) the decisions of courts that rank above them in the judicial hierarchy. The doctrine that requires courts to follow their own previous decisions is known as “horizontal” precedent, or stare decisis.The doctrine that requires courts to follow the decisions of the appellate courts over

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Adam Goldenberg McCarthy Tétrault

(9 days ago) Adam’s public law expertise includes emergency law and political law. He is the co-author of Emergency Law in Canada: Commentary & Legislation and the host of McCarthy Tétrault’s award-winning podcast, Law in the Time of COVID-19. Adam also advises organizations and individuals on their legal obligations in the political sector, including

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David Macauley McCarthy Tétrault

(8 days ago) David is a joint J.D./LL.M. student at Harvard Law School and the University of Cambridge. He earned his B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Victoria. Prior to law school, he interned at the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, and worked in the provincial public service. He spent last summer at Justice for Children and Youth, a Toronto legal aid clinic.

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Kim Nguyen McCarthy Tétrault

(4 days ago) Kim Nguyen is a partner in the Litigation Group in Montréal. Her practice focuses on class actions and civil and commercial litigation, specifically in the area of consumer law. She has represented different businesses and institutions before trial and appeal courts. She is an advocate for her clients’ interests, specifically in sectors such

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Contractual Obligations: Force

(4 days ago) There is very little case law on whether a pandemic can frustrate a contract. In a Hong Kong District Court decision, the Court found that the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) did not frustrate a contract in the landlord and tenant context. In that case, there was an outbreak of SARS in the tenant’s building.

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Supreme Court of Canada Rules on Wrongful Termination

(3 days ago) Justice Kasirer, writing for the Court, concluded that when calculating a dismissed employee’s common law entitlement to damages in lieu of notice, the appropriate starting point is to consider what compensation – i.e., “income, benefits, and bonuses” – the employee “would have received had the employer not breached the implied term

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Forrest Finn McCarthy Tétrault

(6 days ago) Forrest Finn is an associate in the Litigation Group in Vancouver. His insolvency practice focuses on bankruptcy proceedings, receiverships, and commercial restructurings. He advises and represents trustees, debtors, directors, and creditors and is frequently involved in proceedings pursuant to the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the

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Mélanie Poisson McCarthy Tétrault

(9 days ago) Mélanie Poisson is a partner in our Litigation Group in Montréal. Her practice focuses on medical liability, commercial litigation, class actions and construction law. Mélanie appears before courts of first instance, courts of appeal, administrative tribunals and quasi-judicial bodies. In …

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Deborah Templer McCarthy Tétrault

(9 days ago) Deborah is a frequent speaker for The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations, and the American Bar Association on topics related to substantive law and procedure, including trial advocacy, professional responsibility and ethics, and practice management.

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Paul R. Cassidy McCarthy Tétrault

(6 days ago) Paul is a member of several community, business and professional organizations including as a current member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of the British Columbia Business Council, a past Director of the Society of Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals of British Columbia, and a past co-chair of the Canadian Environmental Law Forum.

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The Supreme Court of Canada simplifies the standard of

(9 days ago) The Supreme Court of Canada today released its much anticipated decisions in the Bell-NFL-Vavilov trilogy of administrative law appeals.McCarthy Tetrault LLP acted for the successful appellants (Bell Canada et al. and the National Football League et al.) in two of the three appeals, with a team led by Steven Mason and Brandon Kain, that included Richard Lizius, Joanna Nairn and James …

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Supreme Court of Canada cracks open the door for

(2 days ago) Such law should only be used to ensure that domestic laws and executive action do not conflict with international human rights law. Indeed, that is the use to which customary international law was put in Canadian common law prior to this decision. Courts were limited to applying the assumption that government and legislatures did not intend to

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A blockbuster decision in contractual interpretation

(4 days ago) In the world of contractual interpretation, the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp. is a blockbuster. Sattva does three significant things. First, it determines that contractual interpretation generally involves a mixed question of fact and law, not a question of law alone.

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(6 days ago) reconciliation of concepts of Aboriginal law with formal Canadian law but of “reconciliation of Aboriginal societies with the larger Canadian society of which they are a part… (emphasis added).”16 Therefore, by 1996, in Van der Peet and Gladstone, the two closely related but

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The Law of Privilege in Canada

(8 days ago) importance in Canadian law”. Lavallee, Rackel & Heintz v. Canada, [2002] 3 S.C.R. 209 • It “must be as close to absolute as possible to ensure public confidence and retain relevance”. R. v. …

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Canada Adopts New Export Controls and Brokering

(4 days ago) a serious violation of international humanitarian law or international human rights law; an offence under international conventions or protocols relating to terrorism or transnational organized crime to which Canada is a party; or; serious acts of gender-based violence or serious acts of violence against women and children.

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Thomas Fung McCarthy Tétrault

(5 days ago) Thomas Fung is an associate in our Business Law Group in Vancouver. He maintains a general corporate and commercial practice, which includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and private equity and investments. He has experience advising clients on a variety of corporate transactions, including asset and share transactions, private placements and bond offerings.

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Thomas N.T. Sutton McCarthy Tétrault

(7 days ago) He has taught at Queen’s University Faculty of Law and McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business, and regularly speaks and leads seminars at The Advocates’ Society, Osgoode Hall Law School, The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association in Ontario. He is a member of the LSPEI’s Continuing Professional Education

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Canadian Class Actions Monitor McCarthy Tétrault

(2 days ago) Settlement of a class action: Beware of disparities in compensation between the representative plaintiff and other class members. By Andrée-Anne Labbé August 05, 2021. Andrée-Anne Labbé. Disputes and Litigation. Read B.C. Supreme Court allows proposed class action challenging the Income Tax Act to proceed.

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The Doctrine of Public Policy in Canadian Contract Law

(1 days ago) sion) law is not identical to the role which public policy plays in other areas of the law (such as torts or the conflict of laws). As noted by McHugh and Gummow J.J. for the High Court of Australia in Cattanach v. Melchior (2003), 215 C.L.R. I at para. 60, "'public policy' in relation to the common law of torts is not to be thought of as like that

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Matthew Cumming McCarthy Tétrault

(9 days ago) Matthew is recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the areas of corporate finance and securities, corporate mid-market, corporate commercial law, private equity and M&A. In 2014, he was selected by Lexpert as one of the Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers under 40. Matthew is the co-author of Shareholder Remedies

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Suzanne V. Murphy McCarthy Tétrault

(8 days ago) Suzanne Murphy is a partner in our Business Law Group in Toronto with a practice focused on private mergers and acquisitions, private corporate finance and general corporate matters, particularly in the power industry. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the McCarthy Tétrault Foundation.

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Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment McCarthy Tétrault

(7 days ago) We help clients in every sector cut through the complexities of the law, whether that involves mergers, joint ventures and strategic alliances, monopolistic practices, distribution and other vertical agreements, misleading advertising, cartels, or competition law class actions.

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Lobbying in Canada after R. v. Carson McCarthy Tétrault

(7 days ago) The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Carson thus puts lobbyists — and their lawyers — on notice, if perhaps unintentionally. The purpose of s. 121 (1) (d) of the Criminal Code, according to the majority, is to protect government integrity. That integrity, the Court says, is undermined by paid persuasion.

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Tim Lawson McCarthy Tétrault

(4 days ago) Tim completed Harvard Law School’s Leadership in Law Firms program and the Workplace Mental Health Leadership certificate program at Queen’s University. Tim is a believer in legal innovation. His commitment to innovation has led to the development of legal compliance tools and interactive harassment/discrimination training programs, which

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Stefanie Morand McCarthy Tétrault

(9 days ago) Stefanie is a partner in our Tax Group in Toronto and a member of the firm’s National Opinions Committee. She maintains an income tax planning practice, with a focus on the tax-related aspects of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (public and private), corporate reorganizations, real estate transactions and financings.

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ANADA VERVIEW Overview of Canadian antitrust law

(4 days ago) tion law of Canada, from hard-core cartels to merger review. With few exceptions, it applies to all businesses in Canada. In enacting the legislation, it was Parliament’s intent to encourage competition, pro-mote greater economic efficiency and enhance Canada’s position in world markets.

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Atrisha S. Lewis McCarthy Tétrault

(7 days ago) In her role as Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario, Atrisha is the vice-chair of the Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee. Atrisha obtained her JD with honours from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law in 2012. Upon graduation from law school, she was recognized with the …

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Galambos v. Perez: The Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies

(Just Now) A recent decision from the Supreme Court of Canada significantly clarifies the law of "ad hoc" fiduciary relationships — Galambos v.Perez, 2009 SCC 48.The decision has potentially wide-ranging commercial implications, since an ad hoc fiduciary relationship is one that may arise on the particular facts of a case. It thus stands in contrast to a "per se" fiduciary relationship, which can arise

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Trevor Lawson McCarthy Tétrault

(7 days ago) Trevor Lawson is a partner in our Labour & Employment Group in Toronto. Trevor's broad practice encompasses all aspects of labour and employment-related litigation, labour relations, corporate transactions, executive compensation and privacy. He has represented employers in proceedings before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Court of

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Tercon and its Effect on Exclusion and Limitation of

(9 days ago) The law of Québec restricts the validity of exclusion and limitation of liability clauses through specific rules related to the seriousness of the misconduct, the nature of the damages or the class of contractual activity. The most generally applicable restriction on exclusion clauses is found in Article 1474 CCQ. This provision prohibits the

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The Law of Privilege in Canada

(6 days ago) The Law of Privilege in Canada. 2 Types of privilege • Main types of privilege: • Solicitor-client • Litigation • Settlement • There is also common interest “privilege”, which is more of an extension of other privileges than a separate privilege. 3 Solicitor-client privilege

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Bill 8 – Changes to British Columbia’s Employment

(5 days ago) The Employment Standards Amendment Act (“Bill 8”) has introduced changes to the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”).Bill 8 received First Reading on April 29, 2019 following a British Columbia Law Institute report released in December 2018, and received Royal Assent on May 30, 2019.

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