Cleantech companies are on the rewarding mission of reducing the
environmental impact of human development by using technology to
make energy use cleaner and more efficient, to reduce emissions and
waste, purify water and clean up the earth's soil. The latest
innovations in alternative and renewable energy are being carried
out with fuel cells, solar energy, wind energy, biofuels, advanced
materials and software to name a few. Companies throughout Canada
are creating new and innovative businesses that turn waste into
energy, reduce carbon emissions, and remediate previously
contaminated water and soil.
Gowlings uses a multi-disciplinary team of legal experts to
assist Cleantech companies in achieving their goals. We have the
expertise to help you raise capital, protect your inventions,
access government technology support programs, develop
commercialization strategies and navigate federal and provincial
legislation and regulations. Furthermore, Gowlings has the
expertise to assist Cleantech companies with mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, environmental, tax, employment, privacy, intellectual property, government relations and regulatory
affairs, and other legal issues faced by
today's Cleantech companies. Established corporations are also
developing their own processes and lines of products that are
ecologically friendly and leave a smaller imprint on the
The prospect of an internal investigation raises many thorny issues. This presentation will canvass some of the potential triggering events, and discuss how to structure an investigation, retain forensic assistance and manage the inevitable ethical issues that will arise.
From the boardroom to the shop floor, effective organizations recognize the value of having a diverse workplace. This presentation will explore effective strategies to promote diversity, defeat bias and encourage a broader community outlook.
Staying local but going global presents its challenges. Gowling WLG lawyers offer an international roundtable on doing business in the U.K., France, Germany, China and Russia. This three-hour session will videoconference in lawyers from around the world to discuss business and intellectual property hurdles.
Canada is a constitutional monarchy, a parliamentary democracy and a federation comprised of ten provinces and three territories. Canada's judiciary is independent of the legislative and executive branches of Government.
The Government of Alberta recently announced a number of policy changes that will impact the Alberta Electricity Market, composed of its generators, transmitters, distributors, retailers, electricity consumers and wholesale electricity market.
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