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This paper discusses contract law issues including decisions of relevance to commercial lawyers and business leaders giving a snapshot of particular principles of interest that arose in case law over the past 12 months.

This Year's Topics Include:

  • Tracing the trajectory of the two key rulings in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp.: the nature and role of the factual ...
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We find ourselves in a world where many contract law principles have been settled or clarified by SCC jurisprudence over the last decade. To refresh your memory, some of the key SCC decisions (and their subject matters as they pertain to contract law) are:

  • Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp., 2014 SCC 53: Confirmed that a question of contract interpretation is a ...
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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.

The reasons the case has garnered so much attention from practicing lawyers and legal academics, are twofold:

• The Court created a new duty of honesty in contractual ...

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This year’s topics are:

  • The standard of review on contract issues – Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp.
    in the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Efficient breach – what is it and why does it matter?
  • Restrictive covenants – commercial context vs. employment context
  • Exclusion clause update
  • Intersection of contract law and conflicts of law – non-signatories and ...
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This paper discusses contract law issues including decisions of relevance to commercial lawyers and business leaders giving a snapshot of particular principles of interest that arose in case law over the past 12 months.

Topics include:

  • The implied duty of good faith performance and entire agreement clauses;
  • The efficacy of arbitration clauses in terms of finality and ...
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This paper discusses contract law issues including decisions of relevance to commercial lawyers and business leaders giving a snapshot of particular principles of interest that arose in case law over the past 12 months.

This year's topics include:

  • Acceptance by conduct;
  • Privity of contract and third party beneficiaries;
  • Implied terms;
  • Enforceability of exculpatory ...
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This paper reviews judgments dealing with contract law issues relevant to commercial lawyers and business leaders. This paper also considers private international law conventions and treaties that are en route to domestic implementation, and are therefore relevant to commercial practice.

This paper looks at:

  • Unconscionability in commercial transactions;
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Principles of contract law are quite settled in Canada and changes to those principles tend to be incremental rather than sudden and revolutionary. Accordingly, for the most part, this paper will give you snapshots of contract law principles as they currently stand, using recent cases as examples.

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