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North America Latest Updates
New challenges for investors in the US – CFIUS
It would be a mistake to underestimate the growing power of CFIUS to regulate foreign investors in US companies.
The blockchain effect on investment funds
Blockchain was originally considered to be the innovative technology that only supported cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum ...
New challenges for investors in the US – CFIUS
It would be a mistake to underestimate the growing power of CFIUS to regulate foreign investors in US companies.
New transparency registry for all private BC companies in the offing
If the bill comes into force it will have far reaching compliance consequences for all private BC companies.
Onshore restructuring vulnerable to offshore SPV insolvency proceedings
In the prevailing economic climate, an increasing number of large corporate groups have occasion to consider restructuring their affairs ...
Privacy Commissioner of Canada reverses position on transfers of personal information for processing
The Commissioner has made a surprising reversal of its long-standing position on the transfer of personal information.
North America Related News
A 'return' to private practice
Three experienced Asia-based lawyers spoke to Tim Gilkison about their 'return' to private practice, and how to make a successful transition ...
Drastic changes in the US immigration landscape
The landscape is undergoing drastic changes that all companies and their employees need to understand.
Surprise changes seek to modernise Canadian trademarks law and practice
This bulletin looks at key proposed changes to trademark law in Canada.
Expect the Intersection of Privacy and AI in 2018
We must consider how to regulate, or at least control, the use of artificial intelligence at different levels ...
Canada to Revise Tax Voluntary Disclosures Program
Effective March 1, 2018: New Regime will Result in Limited Relief for Certain Taxpayers Disclosing Errors and Omissions ...
Canada: New CASL Ruling
CRTC Provides Guidance on B2B Messaging and the Due Diligence Defence ...
Canada: Consent is Becoming a Topic of Conversation Again
Overview of The Annual Report of The Office of The Privacy Commissioner of Canada ...
Canada: Intellectual Property Bulletin
The New Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations ...
Corporate Parent Liability: Litigation Risks for Resource Companies
Traditionally, parent companies have been considered legally distinct entities and thus immune from the actions of their subsidiaries, a concept described as the “corporate veil”. This position is now being challenged ...
Canada: No Duty to Consult Triggered by Omnibus Changes to Environmental Laws
In Canada (Governor General In Council) v. Courtoreille, 2016 FCA 311, the Federal Court of Appeal found that the federal government did not owe a duty to consult when it developed and implemented changes to environmental legislation through two omnibus bills ...