Media Coverage Results
|Q&A: Managing and resolving mining & commodities disputes
Craig Ferris participated in a Financier Worldwide Magazine panel on managing and resolving mining & commodities disputes.
|JoAnn Jamieson quoted in Lexpert Special Edition - Mining article, "First Nations Developments"
JoAnn Jamieson is quoted in the Lexpert Special Edition - Mining article, "First Nations Developments", which discusses how recent court decisions on Aboriginal title are sending tremors through the mining sector in Canada.
|Deborah Cushing quoted in the FindLaw Canada article, "Do Fitbits come with workplace privacy concerns?"
Deborah Cushing is quoted in the FindLaw Canada article, "Do Fitbits come with workplace privacy concerns?", published on August 24, 2015.
|John Smith quoted in Financial Post article, "Why corporate social responsibility is now part of due diligence"
John Smith is quoted in the Financial Post article, "Why corporate social responsibility is now part of due diligence", which discusses the importance of corporate social responsibility for companies due to the rising potential of human rights cases and securities class actions, along with new Canadian government regulations.
|Mark Fancourt-Smith quoted in the Law Times discussing the BC Court of Appeal decision in Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Google Inc.
Mark Fancourt-Smith was quoted in the Law Times article, "B.C ruling on jurisdiction over Google 'disastrous'." The article discusses the BC Court of Appeal decision in Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Google Inc. He notes, "The impact will be significant for cases involving everything from e-commerce to misuse of confidential information and defamation."
|Valerie Mann quoted in Business in Vancouver
Valerie Mann was interviewed by Business in Vancouver in the lead up to the CVCA 2015 Conference. In the article, Early stage startups ‘starving’ for dollars as venture capital summit hits Vancouver, she discusses the role that venture capital plays in BC's tech industry.
|JoAnn Jamieson quoted in the Financial Post
JoAnn Jamieson was interviewed by the Financial Post's Julius Melnitzer about how impact benefit agreements are affected by oil prices. In the arcticle, "The fate of impact benefit agreements rests on oil prices," JoAnn notes, "Many obligations in IBAs are conditional on regulatory approvals and require corporate ratification when these approvals are received."
|BC mining firms get creative to raise capital
In the article, "B.C. mining firms get creative to raise capital," Stuart Breen examines some creative ways BC mining companies are raising capital during a period of market downturn. In particular, he notes that private equity is becoming a more prominent source of financing in the exploration sector with big, high-profile funds entering the field.
|Karen Macmillan's article, "Canadian miners rebuilding community trust in Latin America", in Business in Vancouver
The mining industry is often portrayed in the media as being inherently destructive and having little regard for local communities and their environment.
In particular, there have been numerous recent examples in Latin America where local stakeholders have expressed strong dissatisfaction with the impacts of projects on their communities. However, many Canadian mining companies are striving to rebuild the credibility of the extractives sector through their commitment to sustainable practices and to fulfilling their corporate social responsibility. In doing so, they’re acquiring the necessary “social licence” to operate and reducing project risk for all parties. This article examines how mining companies are rising to the task of building positive relationships with the communities in which they wish to operate.
|Marko Vesely interviewed by CBC Vancouver and the Globe and Mail about the defamation suit against John Furlong
Marko Vesely was interviewed by media about the lingering defamation suit against John Furlong which remains after he has been cleared of all abuse charges. Marko’s comments appeared in the Globe and Mail, CBC Vancouver News, News 1130, Star Phoenix, Winnipeg Free Press, and the Huffington Post, among others.
|Heather Ferris was interviewed by The Globe and Mail on Target's Canadian division's application for court protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act
Heather Ferris was interviewed by The Globe and Mail on April 3, 2015 for the article, "Target’s retreat tactics raise questions about CCAA," The article discusses Target's Canadian division's application for court protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.
|Mark Fancourt-Smith speaks to media about Furlong defamation suit
Mark Fancourt-Smith was interviewed by media about the lingering defamation suit against John Furlong which remains after he has been cleared of all abuse charges. Mark’s comments appeared in the Vancouver Sun and his comments appeared on , CBC’s the National, CBC Vancouver News, and Prime with Aaron MacArthur.
|The importance of tying executive compensation to performance||23.3.15|
|Proposed Changes to the Takeover Regime||Winter 2015|
|Quebec company hit with $1.1-million penalty under CASL
Lisa Chamzuk interviewed by Canadian Lawyer InHouse editor Jennifer Brown on the CRTC's first fine issued under Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation, which came into effect July 1, 2014.
|Federal Government Passes Disclosure Law for Oil, Gas and Mining Companies
On December 16, 2014, the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act, contained with the omnibus budget Bill C-43, received Royal Assent. The Act is intended to deter and detect corruption by requiring companies to report payments they make to governments in Canada and abroad. The federal government is implementing the measures as part of international efforts to improve transparency surrounding payments made by companies in the oil and gas and mining sectors to governments. This Bill has only one remaining step for it to become law, which is the Governor in Council making an Order in Council bringing the law into force. There is no timeline for the publication of such an Order in Council—although, based on previous statements by government representatives, we expect that the Act will be brought into force around June 2015.
|The pros and cons of private equity investment||02.3.15|
|Ripples on the land
In a first-ever judgment last June, the Supreme Court of Canada awarded the Tsilhqot’in First Nation aboriginal title to 1,700 square kilometres of territory in the B.C. interior. This article, published in Listed Magazine, examines what it means for mining and resource development in Canada.
|Lawyers win exemption from money-laundering law||13.2.15|
|The Peel watershed decision's broader implications,
Keith Bergner, John Olynyk and Toby Kruger wrote an article which appeared in the Northern Miner on the Yukon Supreme Court's decision to strike down Yukon government’s Peel watershed regional land use plan.