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Supreme Court of Canada imposes common law duty of honest performance on contracting parties

  • Davis LLP
  • -
  • Canada
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  • December 22 2014

In Bhasin v Hrynew, (2014, SCC 71), a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that the Canadian common law should now impose a duty on parties to perform their

How not to deal with executive compensation

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • December 2 2014

The following is a story of executive compensation gone awry. In 2003, Unique Broadband Systems, Inc. (UBS), a public company listed on the TSX

Doing business in Canada - December 2014

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • December 2 2014

Canada is a member of a wide network of international treaties that offer protection of investments in Canada to foreign investors from countries

Ontario Court of Appeal upholds finding of breach of fiduciary duty respecting executive compensation

  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • August 20 2014

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld a trial court decision which concluded that the CEO, who was also a director, breached his fiduciary duty

There are times when you don’t want to make partner

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • June 4 2014

Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) and the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (“UKSC”) both had cause to consider the nature of

Most equity partners in partnerships are not employees

  • Davis LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • June 3 2014

On May 22, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (the "Court") found that Mr. McCormick, a partner with an ownership stake in a law firm, was not an

Supreme Court distinguishes between a partner and an employee in a discrimination complaint

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • June 1 2014

In a unanimous decision dated May 22, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada has ended the uncertainty generated by the case of McCormick v Fasken

When is a partner not a partner? Control, dependency and the lurking spectre of a duty of "good faith"

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • May 27 2014

On May 22, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the British Columbia Court of Appeal's decision that an equity partner in a law firm was not an

Professional partnerships breathe easier

  • Stewart McKelvey
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  • Canada
  • -
  • May 22 2014

This morning the Supreme Court of Canada released its much awaited decision in McCormick v. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, holding that most legal (and

Are your independent contractors “dependent”?

  • Davis LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 26 2014

Human resource practitioners often need to determine whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor. In some industries, the use