Woman making a frame around the sun with her hands at sunrise
Woman making a frame around the sun with her hands at sunrise
Woman making a frame around the sun with her hands at sunrise
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Getting M&A Deals Done in the COVID-19 Era

Sep 9, 2020

This bulletin discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Canadian mergers and acquisitions and how buyers and sellers can deal with these issues.

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Temporary Layoff and Constructive Dismissal Relief for Ontario Employers Extended to 2021

Sep 8, 2020

The Ontario government has updated its regulations under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to extend the province's "COVID-19" period to January 2, 2021

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Alberta Court of Appeal Uses Blue Pencil to Save Non-Compete

Sep 5, 2020

Alberta's Court of Appeal has applied the seldom-used "blue pencil" doctrine in order to save a non-competition covenant from being struck down.

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Amendment to Ontario Franchising Legislation

Aug 28, 2020

The Amendment to Ontario's franchise legislation coming into effect on September 1, 2020 brings changes that have been eagerly awaited by franchisors.

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No Solution? No Problem! The Federal Court of Canada Puts a Dagger in the “Problem-Solution” Approach to Patent Claims Construction

Aug 27, 2020

Patents: the Federal Court has confirmed that the "problem-solution" approach to claims construction is not correct. For more details, read this bulletin.

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Update: Ontario Resumes Limitation Periods and Procedural Deadlines

Aug 25, 2020

Ontario limitation periods and procedural deadlines will resume running on September 14, 2020.

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A Tenant’s Fear of Committing to an Option to Extend a Lease May Be Costly – A Case Comment on 2324702 Ontario Inc. v. 1305 Dundas W Inc., 2020 ONCA 353

Aug 24, 2020

Key takeaways from the lessons learned in the recent case of a tenant which failed to exercise its right to extend its lease in strict conformity with the Lease

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Confidentiality Considerations When Choosing a Jurisdiction of Incorporation in Canada

Aug 21, 2020

Confidentiality Considerations When Choosing a Jurisdiction of Incorporation in Canada

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The Uncertain Consequences of Waiving Consequential Damages in M&A Agreements

Aug 21, 2020

This bulletin discusses issues with the use of the term "consequential damages" in exclusion clauses and limitation of liability clauses.