Document(s) published by this organization: 46
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|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...
|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...
|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.
|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...
|Tax Effective Use by Canadian Online Retailers of Bermuda Operations for International Expansion: 2011 Canada-Bermuda Tax Information Exchange Agreement|
Duncan C. Card, Claire M.C. Kennedy, Wesley R. Novotny; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014The growth of online retail sales has globally outstripped the growth of all other retail channels, including during the last recession. For example, in England during 2012, it has been estimated that online e-tail grew by an average of 17 percent, compared to all other retail growth in England of...
|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.
|Streamlining Disclosure for Venture Issuers: Proposed Amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations, National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements and National Instrument 52-110 Audit Committees|
Aaron E. Sonshine, Donald J.M. Sullivan, Jon C. Truswell; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 23, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014On May 22, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published for comment proposed amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations (NI 51-102), National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements (NI 41-101), National Instrument 52-110 Audit Committees...
|A Second Opinion on Fairness Opinions in Commercial Arrangements: Champion Iron Called Into Question by Bear Lake and Royal Host|
Derek J. Bell; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014Decisions on corporate plans of arrangement tend to be of two varieties. Most are fairly straightforward decisions, where the applicant proves that it complied with the interim order already issued by the court, shows that a meeting of shareholders was held and shareholders approved the plan, and...
|Judge Rakoff Overturned: SEC-Citigroup Settlement Sent Back for Reconsideration|
Alan P. Gardner, Usman M. Sheikh; Bennett Jones LLP;
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014In a long-awaited decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today overturned Judge Rakoff's highly controversial decision which refused to approve a $285-million settlement between the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Citigroup Global Markets Inc....