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View the latest publications from our Corporate Commercial Law Group.

2019

OCTOBER 21

Simple Agreement for Future Equity - Are They Really that Safe?

If you're involved in the start-up space, you've likely heard the term "safe". A Simple Agreement for Future Equity, more commonly referred to as a SAFE, was introduced by Y Combinator in 2013 as a cost-effective, simple and quick method for start-ups to raise capital...

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APRIL 02

Greater Corporate Transparency on the Horizon: Non-Public CBCA Corporations to be Required to Keep Securities Register of Individuals with "Significant Control"

Bill C-86 Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 is amending the Canada Business Corporations Act ("CBCA") to require private federal corporations to maintain a register of "individuals with significant control" over the issued capital of the corporation.

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2018

JANUARY 29

Passing The Torch: Selected Topics In Business Succession Planning

One of the most significant decisions a business owner will make is what should happen with the business upon his or her retirement. This article will touch on some of the considerations that entrepreneurs should think about when beginning to map out the future succession of their businesses...

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2017

SEPTEMBER 11

Ontario Is The First Province In Canada To Reveal Its Plan For Distribution Of Cannabis Under The Proposed Federal Cannabis Act

On September 8, 2017, the Province of Ontario announced its planned approach to the federal legalization of cannabis as proposed by Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, which provided significant discretion to the provinces to determine the approach to distribution, sale and retailing of cannabis within the individual provinces.

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MARCH 06

CETA: An Update On What You Need to Know

On February 15, 2017, the European Parliament approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Canada...

 

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2016

NOVEMBER 21

Passing the Torch: Selected Topics in Business Succession Planning

 Plus Delta  magazine published by the Consulting Engineers of Ontario, featured an article authored by Sabrina Nardone titled "Passing the Torch: Selected Topics in Business Succession Planning."  The article highlights some considerations that entrepreneurs should think about when beginning to map out the future succession of their firms.

 

 

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OCTOBER 25

The New Forfeited Corporate Property Act and Amendments to the OBCA - What You Need to Know

On December 10, 2016, the Forfeited Corporate Property Act (the "FCPA") and numerous amendments to the Ontario Business Corporations Act (the "OBCA") will come into force. These rules will impose new recordkeeping requirements on Ontario corporations, new liabilities on directors and officers, and a shortened timeframe for the recovery of forfeited corporate property. The new and amended legislation will constitute a significant departure from the current law, and as such, it is important that corporate owners, directors, and officers understand how their duties, obligations and liabilities are about to change.

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2013

NOVEMBER 05

Supreme Court Defers to Restrictive Covenants Negotiated by Commercial Parties

2012

NOVEMBER 20

Canada: Privacy Law And Your Business

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