Canadian law firms go where the work takes them on mega projects
AI isn’t coming to law. It’s already here — and in a big way — as law firms augment their corporate legal services to exploit heretofore unheard-of efficiencies
Due Diligence on any Assets in an M&A is difficult enough to conduct. But when you’re talking about Big Data, who knows what breaches, what information, need to be considered?
Last year’s Top 10 Deals were all about combining forces, as companies sought out efficiencies and clout in the market.
Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation will soon come into force, requiring major Canadian companies to carry new costs associated with a higher standard of data privacy.
As US President Donald Trump moves to deregulate the US energy industries, will Canada’s environmental concerns in oil and gas hurt or help our competitiveness?
The decision in Redwater shifts responsibility for environmental clean-up away from insolvent energy companies and towards the public and industry. But it remains to be seen who will ultimately pay.
Clients and their lawyers want change at the National Energy Board, but how far to go, and in which city, remains to be seen.
As a multicultural, bilingual nation with civil and common law jurisdictions, Canada should be a natural hub for International Arbitration. So why isn’t it? Recent provincial amendments aim to make ...
Global law firms may offer a “one-stop shop,” but when it comes to international coverage, law firm network referrals are offering the independents competition.
With only a tentative recovery in mining, junior explorers are resorting to creative structures like streaming in order to stay in business. Majors, meanwhile, seem content to play the waiting game.
Geopolitical uncertainty has given a boost to gold markets and Canadian miners. Exploration work and financings are back on the table, and foreign investors are taking notice.
The promise of Artificial Intelligence in M&A — performing extensive and reliable due diligence searches rapidly — will change corporate law in ways we can’t yet predict.
Accounting firms in Canada have thus far been unable to break into high-end business law, but patience may yet bear fruit as they continue to build capacity in legal services.
A look at the conclusion of a case in which four parties had attempted to seize assets from Kyrgyzaltyn JSC, a gold mining company owned by the state of Kyrgyzstan, to satisfy the parties’ arbitral ...
Vancouver ranks among the most livable cities in the world — an enviable status owing in no small part to the city’s P3-driven transit expansion.
Law firms continue to take action to address their diversity shortfalls
Foreign businesses have long used Canada as a beachhead for entering the US market. That role has never been more important as the US moves toward protectionism.
Law departments have begun to change the way they do pro bono. Beyond merely supporting worthy causes, companies are now organizing “signature” initiatives and rolling them out company-wide.
The collapse of King & Wood Mallesons' European arm offers a cautionary tale to firms intent on merging misaligned entities under the Swiss verein model