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International LLM provides a more global view of law

Toronto litigator Sarah O’Connor has convocated from Queen Mary University of London with a Master of Laws in international business. O’Connor, principal with ... Read more

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Andriessen seeking re-election to HCLA board

Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen  is seeking re-election to the Halton County Law Association (HCLA) board of directors. Voting for board members will ... Read more

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Mitigation in wrongful dismissal

By Inga Andriessen The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released a decision in the case of Arnone v. Best Theratronics Ltd ., 2015 ONCA 63 (CanLII) which overturned the ... Read more

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The cost of enforcing a judgment in Ontario

By Inga Andriessen An interesting Ontario Court of Appeal decision was released on Dec. 9, 2014 that impacts the costs of anyone trying to enforce a judgment in the province ... Read more

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TSX-listed companies must disclose number of female executives

In an effort to increase the number of women on boards and in other high-ranking positions, as of Jan. 1 Ontario public companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) will ... Read more

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Get 2015 off to the right start for your business

By Inga Andriessen A business that comes and sees us to get organized properly spends far less in legal fees than the business that comes to see us when they are sued or the ... Read more

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Avoid costly litigation with a shareholders' agreement

Drafting a shareholders’ agreement is much less expensive than litigating a dispute between shareholders, and the document may also help corporations answer tough, ... Read more

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Less risky to buy or sell law practices in increments

When it comes to buying or selling a professional practice, there are plenty of timing options parties should consider before finalizing their strategy, says a recent article in ... Read more

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Is your Ontario business complying with the accessibility requirements?

By Inga Andriessen All Ontario businesses, regardless of size, must currently have in place a Customer Service Standard and Workplace Emergency Response Information ... Read more

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Toronto: it’s Uber hard to do business here

By Inga Andriessen As a business law firm, we have a good amount of experience in the various rules and regulations Ontario cities require that businesses comply with in ... Read more

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Lawyers with their heads in the Cloud

By Inga Andriessen Recently, the president of the B.C. Law Society created a big stir when people reported comments she made to a cloud computing seminar. Apparently she said ... Read more

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Honesty in contracts: it's the law in Canada now

By Inga Andriessen The Supreme Court of Canada has released its decision on a case called  Bhasin v. Hrynew . This decision is an important decision in Canadian contract law: if ... Read more

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Case underlines importance of indemnification rights

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision highlights how vital it is that directors and officers ensure that a corporation's bylaws and indemnification contracts protect them ... Read more

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Case law supports creditors' use of oppression remedy

It may not be 'new law' to use the oppression remedy on behalf of creditors, but this provision is now being considered more frequently as a useful tool in the business ... Read more

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The employer’s side in this harassment discussion

By Inga Andriessen As a lawyer who represents employers, the discussions about sexual harassment in the workplace have been frustrating to listen to. The reason is that I have ... Read more

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Collecting the interest you charge on your invoice

By Inga Andriessen Many accounting packages allow businesses to input a rate of interest that is put on every invoice sent out.  Often the rate is expressed as a monthly ... Read more

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Federal corporations act more modern than Ontario act

The Oct. 17 deadline for not-for-profit organizations  transitioning to the  Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act  has passed, and while dissolution is not automatic, Industry ... Read more

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New act answers key questions on resource payment reporting

Canada’s long-awaited legislation to mandate disclosure of the public payments made by mining, oil and gas companies was finally introduced Oct. 23, providing ... Read more

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So you think you can avoid paying a judgment?

By Inga Andriessen Business owners who pay legal fees to obtain a judgment are often worried that they will be defeated by debtors who will somehow manage to avoid paying the ... Read more

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HP bribery case has implications for all government suppliers

The outcome of a review of Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) status as a Canadian government supplier following a subsidiary's bribery conviction in the U.S. will be a “game-changer” for ... Read more

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