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The Potential Impact of the Ukraine Conflict on Contracts Between Canadian and Russian Companies

Mar 8, 2022

Legal tools Canadian companies should seek advice on if they are no longer able perform contractual agreements because of the war in Ukraine

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Canada Ratchets Up its Sanctions in Response to the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Mar 4, 2022

An update on Canada’s sanctions measures in response to military actions taken by Russia against Ukraine.

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ESG in Canada: What We Learned in 2021 and Looking Ahead to 2022

Mar 4, 2022

In this rapidly evolving business environment, this report from McMillan’s ESG Initiative offers companies and business leaders in Canada an essential overview of ESG developments in regulations, laws and norms that have occurred over the last year.

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Pay no attention to the blinking red light: Employee Monitoring Laws Announced in Ontario

Mar 3, 2022

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released Bill 88, the Working for Workers Act, 2022, requiring employers to disclose digital employee monitoring practices.

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Spot the Difference: Mergers and Amalgamations in Corporate Transactions

Mar 2, 2022

Examining the difference between US "mergers" and Canadian "amalgamations" in corporate transactions, relevant for deal structuring and completing diligence.

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The United Kingdom’s New Economic Crime Bill Portends a Sea Change in Anti-Money Laundering Legislation in the West

Mar 1, 2022

United Kingdom introduces Economic Crime Bill to expand anti-money laundering capabilities of law enforcement. This Bill portends change to AML laws in Canada.

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Ontario’s Court of Appeal Clarifies Class Member’s Appeal Rights Post Settlement Approval

Mar 1, 2022

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that it has jurisdiction to hear a class action appeal despite a settlement agreement limiting appeal rights.

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Canada Strengthens Its Economic Sanctions and Export Controls Against Russia and Supports Russia’s Removal from SWIFT

Feb 25, 2022

On February 24, 2022, Canada imposed additional sanctions in response to military actions taken by Russia against Ukraine. The Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations[1] and the Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations[2] came into force immediately on their day of publication.

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Couldn’t Scrape By: BC Court Rejects Certification of Class Action against Facebook

Feb 17, 2022

BC Court dismisses certification application for class action against Facebook for allegedly scraping user data from their messenger app.