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Female Founders Drive Strong Growth In Startups
While research indicates that male founders outnumber female founders, many people may find it surprising that when looking at startup companies,
Canada
23 Aug 2019
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Pre-Incorporation Contracts And The Court Of Appeal
The Ontario Court of Appeal continues to do surprising and alarming things with pre-incorporation contracts.
Canada
15 Mar 2019
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Doing Business In Canada - March 2018
Aird & Berlis is pleased to present the March 2018 edition of Doing Business in Canada.
Canada
16 Apr 2018
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Forum Selection Clauses In Canada: Enforceability In Consumer Contracts May Be An Issue After Recent Supreme Court Of Canada Decision
A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision has created uncertainty for businesses who rely on forum selection clauses in consumer contracts, particularly those online contracts which are not negotiated.
Canada
17 Jul 2017
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Supreme Court Of Canada Grants Leave To Appeal In Churchill Falls Contract Dispute
On April 20, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) granted leave to appeal to Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited (CFLCo) against Hydro-Quebec in a case challenging the pricing for a 65-year power purchase agreement signed by the parties in 1969.
Canada
4 May 2017
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2 Costly Mistakes To Avoid If Your Customers Sign Waivers
What do a multi-million dollar corporation, a large community-based organization and a publicly-traded company have in common?
Canada
14 Sep 2016
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The Tragically Hip Fiasco: What Exactly Is The Current Law On The Resale Of Tickets In Ontario? (Hint: It's Not At All What You'd Expect, And It's Probably Not What The Government Intended Either.)
The stories dominated the headlines: "Tickets for Tragically Hip gone in a flash"; "Tragically Hip Tickets sell out again"; and "After Tragically Hip ticket fiasco, attorney general consults industry on ticketing practices."
Canada
29 Jun 2016
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Blockchain And Smart Contracts: The Future Of Doing Business?
The blockchain has recently become the new financial instrument of the future. Experts in major industries, such as the financial and legal communities, are continuously working on researching...
Canada
15 Jun 2016
9
Commercial Arbitrations - October 2015
Canada, as is the case with other advanced jurisdictions, is experiencing significant growth in the use of arbitrations to resolve commercial disputes.
Canada
12 Nov 2015
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New Ontario Regulations Re Energy Contracts With Consumers
In previous posts, we discussed the Ontario Government's planned changes to the Energy Consumer Protection Act, to be implemented through Bill 112.
Canada
7 Sep 2015
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Redraft Choice Of Law Clauses To Avoid Unpleasant Surprises
The traditional structure of the analysis of cases with geographically complex facts, i.e., cases that fall into the category of Conflict of Laws or Private International Law, says that a contract is "governed" by its "proper law".
Canada
20 Jul 2015
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Doing Business In Canada - March 2015
Canada welcomes international participants in its economy and business community.
Canada
9 Apr 2015
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Even Under A Contractual Right To Indemnification, Fees Must Be Reasonable
On June 6, 2014, Justice Brown of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) released additional reasons to his decision in Romspen Investment Corp. v. 6711162 Canada Inc.
Canada
9 Apr 2015
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Factoring In Recent Jurisprudence Regarding Estoppel Certificates
In the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision, TFS RT Inc. v. Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. ("TFS v. Shoppers"), Lauwers J.A., et al clarified the requirements and scope of estoppels certificates and "hell or high water" clauses.
Canada
4 Mar 2015
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Increased Requirements For Consumer Water Heater Transactions
In 2011, 2012 and 2013, the second highest number of consumer complaints made to the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services had to do with aggressive and deceptive door-to-door water heater rentals and sales.
Canada
19 Feb 2015
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Case Comment: Benedict v. Ohwistha Capital Corp.
Benedict defaulted on payment, went bankrupt and was later discharged from bankruptcy.
Canada
18 Feb 2015
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Assignments Of Conditional Sale Contracts
The PPSA applies to a transfer of an account or chattel paper even if the transfer does not secure payment or performance of an obligation.
Canada
18 Feb 2015
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Amending Loan Documents: Don’t Forget The Guarantor
A recent decision from the Court of Appeal for Ontario (the "Court of Appeal") in Royal Bank of Canada v. Samson Management & Solutions Ltd. ("Samson") highlights enforceability issues that can arise with guarantees when an underlying loan document is altered without a guarantor’s consent.
Canada
14 Oct 2013
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Material Contract Review For Lending Transactions
A borrower’s material contracts can have a significant impact on a lending transaction.
Canada
5 Apr 2012
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Bid Shopping And The Limits Of The Privilege Clause
Bid shopping can inadvertently happen in any organization, regardless of the industry sector. That’s what happened in a recent case involving a smaller municipality in Nova Scotia.
Canada
21 May 2008
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