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2016: The SCC year in review

Canada - January 5 2017 This article summarizes the 10 most important Supreme Court of Canada decisions from 2016, as selected by Gowling WLG’s Supreme Court of Canada

"No employment, no vesting, no bonus": Alberta Court of Appeal overturns controversial bonus award in Styles v. AIMCo.

Canada - January 5 2017 In an era that has been marked by an economic downturn and several very lengthy notice period awards in favour of employees, the Alberta Court of

Reforms to taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals

United Kingdom - January 5 2017 On December 5 2016 the government published long-awaited draft legislation for the reform of the taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals, together

The law at work

Canada - January 5 2017 Lawyers often advise employers to defer termination decisions from December into the New Year, so as not to inflict gratuitous misery on people over

On-demand seminar: Intellectual property defence strategies

Canada - January 3 2017 This seminar is part of the 2016 Gowling WLG Risk to Reward series, designed to address the most important legal, regulatory and corporate risks

Canada adopts six new industrial design practices to improve service and align with international norms

Canada - January 19 2017 The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) released six new practice changes in relation to industrial designs on January 16, 2017. These

Multi-tasking - a final certificate that is also a Pay Less Notice (in disguise?)

United Kingdom - January 19 2017 The notice provisions under the statutory requirements relating to payments under construction contracts are stringent. You need to be in a position

When will internal investigations be protected by legal advice privilege?

United Kingdom - January 19 2017 The recent decision in The RBS Rights Issue Litigation, Re, has affirmed the restrictive view of 'the client' espoused in the Court of Appeal's

The rules of engagement: Responding to CFIA

USA - January 18 2017 Food companies doing business in Canada find themselves interacting with regulators more than ever before and there are inevitably times when food

Food lawyers: A brief retrospective

Canada - January 18 2017 Except for maybe the Income Tax Act, it’s hard to imagine any area of the law that is more intimately pervasive in the daily lives of Canadians than