The inquiry is completed and the trustee has concluded that a disciplinary complaint should be filed against you. From the investigator that he was, the trustee has become the whistle-blower. And you, once the collaborator, are now facing an adversary seeking to prove your guilt.
Unanimously adopted by the National Assembly, the new Integrity in Public Contracts Act ensures that in the future, any company that wishes to enter into a construction or services contract with a government body or municipality must obtain authorisation for that purpose from the AMF.
The Chief Executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington recently raised the specter of Canada becoming a “keystone” country whose “favourable foreign–judgment enforcement standards could be used by Plaintiffs in an abusive strategy to collect upon questionable mega-judgments obtained in foreign jurisdictions”.
This presentation was given by Vincent Piazza during the Cross Canada Legal Panel. It focuses on equity and fairness in real estate evaluation and taxation in Québec. (Available in English only)
Imagine that the syndic of your professional order contacts you and requires you to send him information and documents pertaining to an inquiry that he is conducting about you. You need to know the level of cooperation required of you, how the syndic will conduct his inquiry and the implications of that inquiry. This is a crucial stage that could have repercussions for you professionally.
In a landmark decision of the Québec Court of Appeal in the matter of the Bankruptcy of Doorcorp Installations Inc., a common sense approach was reintroduced in determining whether money advanced by a shareholder to a company should be treated as a regular unsecured claim or be deferred and ceded priority to other unsecured creditors when it came to the distribution of proceeds of liquidation of a bankrupt company.
The resounding success of several types of franchises, and in particular fast-food franchises, continues to spark the interest of entrepreneurs and financial institutions. The franchise concept also meets several criteria of people who want to start up a business with little experience.
Lawyers involved in IP disputes are generally excellent negotiators of settlements. So why call upon another professional, a “Mediator”, to facilitate a settlement? Isn’t that akin to bringing in another litigator to argue the case?
De Grandpré Chait proudly presents its 2011 Annual Review, highlighting various client accomplishments over the past year.