10 October 2019

The Brexit Effect: CETA and the WTO

By Celso Boscariol, Q.C.

Unless the latest deadline is another case of “The Boy Who Cried Brexit”, this Hallowe’en, October 31st, may be the day that the United Kingdom formally leaves the European Union. However, the UK Parliament’s European Union (Withdrawal) Act, which requires parliamentary approval of any withdrawal agreement negotiated between the UK and the European Union, and which will repeal the European Communities Act, may apply – thus postponing…

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4 October 2019

Essential Agreements for Your Business

By Anand Athiviraham

What agreements do I need for my business? A significant part of my practice involves advising clients on which agreements best suit their business needs and goals. Whether it’s two partners looking to start a new venture, a growing business looking to fundraise, or a more established entity negotiating an acquisition, they all need agreements…

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18 April 2019

June 2019 CBCA Regulations: Serious Implications for Private Corporations

By Henry M. Ka

On June 13, 2019, significant changes are being introduced that will directly affect corporations registered federally under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA). The pending changes are designed to bring the CBCA into compliance with Financial Action Task Force recommendations made in October 2018, specifically recommendations 10 and 22 which were intended  to prevent the…

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22 January 2019

Liam Oster, Panelist at the Cannabis Society Business Conference

Cannabis lawyer Liam Oster joined a panel of industry experts to speak to entrepreneurs, investors and service providers at the November 29th Invite-Only Cannabis Conference in San Francisco, as well as a sister event held on January 9th in Vancouver, BC. These Cannabis Society events seek to further develop the cannabis industry deal making community.

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7 December 2018

Cannabis in the workplace: Sorting through the weeds

By Anand Athiviraham

Check out our latest blog post on cannabis in the workplace, published this week in Surrey604 Magazine! “With the recent legalization of cannabis on October 17, 2018, employers have been scrambling to understand their liability in light of potential cannabis use by their employees in the workplace. Given the increased likelihood of recreational cannabis use…

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7 July 2018

A Canadian Solution for a Post-Brexit Europe

By Celso Boscariol, Q.C.

With Brexit set to take effect in March of 2019, the future of UK /EU business relations remains uncertain. Many European companies and investors are working diligently to develop business strategies and structures in anticipation of a post-Brexit world. The Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA), provisionally in force between Canada and the European Union…

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