News & Publications Results

Title Date
Marko Vesely appears on CBC's the Almanac and Global BC News discussing parental liability for children's actions 09.1.15
Amendments to Alberta’s Employment Pension Plans Regulation: Deadline Extensions and CBMEP Solvency Moratorium 30.12.14
A Cross Country Update – case summaries 29.12.14
Tell Me No Lies – The New Duty of Honesty in Contractual Performance

There has been a flood of commentary and discussion since the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC” or the “Court”) decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71 (“Bhasin”) was issued on November 13th.

Canadian mining companies face lawsuits over foreign activities 10.12.14
Alberta’s new Employment Pension Plans Act encourages innovation in plan design 01.12.14
Benefit changes inspire class action and other lawsuits

Craig Ferris was interviewed by the National Post about the growing area of pensions and benefits class actions and the elements that make pension rights ideal for class actions. 

User Fee Design by Canadian Municipalities: Considerations Arising from the Case Law

This article provides a detailed review of the existing Canadian case law to highlight key legal, technical, and administrative issues facing municipalities in designing and implementing user fees. The discussion focuses in particular on the principal legal tests for user fees and the application of those tests in specific cases.

Streaming transactions are filling the financing gap and raising confidence in rough mining sector

In this article, Stuart Breen comments on how the use of stream financing is expanding as an innovative financing vehicle for mining companies. 

Discussion of sexual harassment in the workplace and what employers can do to ensure proper polices are in place to address allegations 06.11.14
Lawson Lundell Launches Real Estate Law Blog

Lawson Lundell is pleased to announce the launch of the Real Estate Law Blog.

Our Real Estate Law Blog provides brief commentary on current legal trends and developments affecting the real estate industry. The topics addressed in our Real Estate Law Blog are of interest to commercial real estate developers, real estate and strata agents, investors, landlords and tenants, as well as a variety of industry groups.

After Tsilhqot'in - Aboriginal Issues for Project Proponents North of 60

Ever since the Tsilhqot’in decision was handed down by the Supreme Court of Canada in June, lawyers, journalists, economists and project proponents alike have been assessing the ruling’s impact on the development of natural resource projects in Canada.

This article focuses on the Aboriginal issues that arise in the context of project development in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Contract Law Update: Developments of Note

Each year, Lisa A. Peters reviews judgments dealing with contract law issues focusing on decisions of relevance to commercial lawyers and business leaders. This year she examines topics such as: the standard of review on contract interpretation issues; efficient breach; restrictive covenants; exclusion clauses; the intersection of contract law and conflicts of law; the interaction of entire agreement, arbitration and attornment clauses; and the contractual duties of good faith.

Dragooning Google: How long is the online arm of the law?

On October 27 and 28, the British Columbia Court of Appeal heard the appeal in Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, 2014 BCSC 1063, which will have significant implications for the ability of courts to deal with online wrongdoing, and which raises questions of how to balance a Court’s jurisdiction – and respect for the jurisdiction of other courts – with the worldwide reach of cyberspace, and to what extent foreign non-parties can be compelled to assist the Court when there is no claim against them.

Read more here.

A View from the West, Cases of Note 24.10.14
A View from the West, Cases of Note 24.10.14
Do reputations need to be better protected online? 12.10.14
Cross Canada Guide to Human Rights Law in Employment 09.10.14
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Partner Joins Lawson Lundell

Lawson Lundell LLP is pleased to welcome Tamela (Tammy) Coates, a leading litigator, as a partner based in the firm’s growing and active Calgary office. 

Canadian Securities Administrators Issue Proposed Changes to the Takeover Regime

On September 11, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”), the authorities responsible for the regulation of Canadian securities markets, issued CSA Notice 62-306 proposing significant changes to the takeover regime. The proposals represent a change in methodology from the approaches presented by the CSA in March, 2013, which addressed the permissible use of “poison pills” (shareholder rights plans) in response to hostile takeovers. In recent years the CSA had appeared divided on this issue, which has often been framed in terms of the question who should have the biggest say on responding to a hostile takeover, the target’s directors or its shareholders?