Document(s) published by this organization: 48
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|The Promise (and Limitations) of the New Canada-China Investment Treaty|
Milos Barutciski, Jesse I. Goldman, Matthew S. Kronby; Bennett Jones LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014The Canada-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT), which comes into force October 1, signals a deepening of the bilateral economic relationship. While it somewhat less ambitious than recent BITs that Canada has concluded with other trading partners, it nevertheless establishes important rights for...
|The CSA Proposes a New Harmonized Take-Over Bid Approach|
J. Paul D. Barbeau, Eric Chernin, James T. McClary; Bennett Jones LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014On September 11, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced the publication of CSA Staff Notice 62-306, which contemplates a new harmonized regulatory approach to the Canadian take-over bid regime.
|New LCIA Arbitration Rules Come into Effect on October 1, 2014|
Vasilis F. L. Pappas, George M. Vlavianos; Bennett Jones LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014International arbitration is often selected over traditional litigation for resolving commercial disputes, as it is typically perceived that arbitrations can be undertaken more efficiently and swiftly than litigation. In recent years, and in the face of disputes that are becoming ever-more complex,...
|National Securities Regulator Moves Forward; Draft Legislation Published|
James Bartlett, James T. McClary, William S. Osler, Usman M. Sheikh; Bennett Jones LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014On September 8, 2014, the governments of Canada, British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick announced the signing of a memorandum of agreement formalizing the terms of the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System (the Cooperative System), the proposed national securities...
|Canada and the EU Complete Trade Treaty Negotiations|
Milos Barutciski, Jessica B. Horwitz, Matthew S. Kronby, Laura A. Murray; Bennett Jones LLP;
August 22, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014On August 5, 2014, Canada and the European Union (EU) announced that they have completed negotiation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The announcement puts to rest extended speculation about whether a deal was still possible, speculation fuelled by the nearly ten months...
|Implications of the Supreme Court Decision on Aboriginal Title|
Wally Braul, Radha D. Curpen, Jessica E. Mathewson, E. Bruce Mellett, Brian Monaco; Bennett Jones LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered a unanimous decision in Tsilhqot'in Nation v British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44. The decision marks the first time that Aboriginal title has been granted - until now, the concept existed only in theory.
|France Provides for Consumer Class Actions|
Preet K. Bell, Michael A. Eizenga; Bennett Jones LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014France, following the lead of many other European Union members, has enacted legislation providing for class actions in the consumer law field. The new law, known as the "Hamon Law", was passed in February but is still coming into effect through various decrees, which also provide further...
|Saskatchewan and New Brunswick join Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System|
James Bartlett, Bradley D. Markel, James T. McClary, Usman M. Sheikh; Bennett Jones LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014On July 9, 2014, Canada's Minister of Finance announced that Saskatchewan and New Brunswick have agreed to join the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System that has been proposed by the governments of Canada, British Columbia and Ontario. This announcement marks the first material development...
|U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Fraud on the Market Theory in Securities Class Actions|
Jonathan G. Bell, Kenneth T. Lenz, Barry J. Reiter, Robert W. Staley; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014A much-anticipated decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. was released on June 23, 2014. While the Supreme Court upheld the "fraud on the market" presumption of reliance which has made the U.S. a plaintiff-friendly jurisdiction for securities class...
|Stolen Customer Data Results in Ontario's First Certified Privacy Class Action|
Michael J. Paris; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014Businesses that collect personal information have an added incentive to monitor employees handling customer data - Ontario's first class action arising from the new tort of "intrusion upon seclusion" was certified last week.