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Major overhaul of the Ontario Condominium Act

Canada - September 28 2015 After years in the making, the province of Ontario finally released its much anticipated proposed amendments to the Condominium Act. This was done on

Canada's new streamlined rights offering regime

Canada - September 29 2015 In a rights offering, an issuer raises capital by offering rights to purchase securities to its existing securityholders. Rights offerings are

Court rejects the concept of initial interest confusion

Canada - September 23 2015 In Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc the British Columbia Supreme Court issued one of the first Canadian decisions

Appeal allowed - 25 September 2015

Canada - September 25 2015 On appeal from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal (2013 ONCA 359), setting aside a decision of the Divisional Court (2012 ONSC 729, and

Appeal dismissed - 25 September 2015

Canada - September 25 2015 The Alberta Utilities Commission denied the request by ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. and ATCO Electric Ltd. (“ATCO Utilities”) to recover, in approved

A banker asked US: when does a lender need to obtain a PPSA estoppel letter in Ontario?

Canada - October 8 2015 In completing a new financing of a debtor, the determination of when a new secured lender needs to obtain a PPSA estoppel letter from an existing

Fishery quota as personal property revisited in Nova Scotia

Canada - October 8 2015 Commercial lenders to Canada’s agricultural and commercial fishing industries are, by now, well aware of the ever-present uncertainties surrounding

The Trans-Pacific partnership: changes for patents and pharmaceuticals?

Asia-Pacific, Canada - October 8 2015 Changes may be on the horizon for Canada’s legal and regulatory regime for patents and pharmaceuticals. Included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

A scrap over steel international sale of goods v. domestic law in Canada (British Columbia)

Canada - October 8 2015 Does a Canadian lender have to worry about unregistered interests retained in goods sold under a contract governed by the United Nations Convention

A banker asked US: changes to provisions regarding movable hypothecs on bank deposits in Québec

Canada - October 8 2015 On April 21, 2015, the Government of Québec adopted An Act mainly to implement certain provision of the Budget Speech of June 4, 2014 and return to a