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Court of Appeal of Alberta to Reconsider Whether Gross Overriding Royalties Run With The Land

Jul 24, 2024

Alberta Court of Appeal has agreed to hear an appeal which could clarify royalty agreement interpretation and when gross overriding royalties can be vested off

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Corporate Restructuring Meets Intellectual Property: Quebec Superior Court Overturns Disclaimer Notice and Issues the First Canadian Interpretation of Usage Rights under the CCAA

Jun 19, 2024

In the context of a restructuring, the debtor's right to resiliate a contract under s. 32 of the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act is far from absolute.

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Legal Risk Assessments – An Essential Risk Management Tool

May 9, 2024

The best way to address the legal issues that arise in any business is to focus on their identification and resolution before they become legal problems.

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Lenders Exhale: Qualex overturned on appeal, confirming the application of Redwater

May 8, 2024

The Alberta Court of Appeal overturns the lower court decision in Qualex; confirming that the "super priority" principle does not extend to private parties.

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Warning For Businesses: Companies Can be Liable for Tort of Bribery Even if They Did Not Intend to Pay or Receive a Bribe

Apr 12, 2024

Businesses with a duty to provide impartial advice must take steps to ensure the payments they make or receive are not later interpreted as bribes.

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Sidestepping Contracts: The Expansion of Environmental Liability Where The Contractor Is Not Paid

Apr 12, 2024

B.C. Court’s decision in Cordy Environmental Inc v Obsidian Energy Ltd opens the door for contractors to sue former owners/operators of contaminated sites.

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Two-Year Anniversary of Russia’s Illegal Invasion of Ukraine: New Sanctions Designations and Expansion of Export Prohibitions

Feb 28, 2024

To coincide with the two-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Canada announced new sanctions and financial reporting obligations.

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Environmental Obligations Trump Lenders: The Trend Continues

Nov 8, 2023

Re Mantle Materials Group, Ltd continues a recent trend in Alberta in which environmental remediation obligations are found to have a super priority.

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Update! Court Ordered Charges Can Also Prime Crown Claims in BIA Matters

Nov 1, 2023

Canadian courts have now confirmed the priority of claims between Statutory Deemed Trusts and Court-Ordered Charges.