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Tesco’s accounting scandal a lesson for all public companies

  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • October 8 2014

Britain's biggest retailer faces a crisis situation two weeks after announcing that it overstated its first-half profit expectations by some

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

Are pre-contractual representations “continuing”? Even if the contracting parties change?

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • March 18 2014

Circumstances change and what is true today may not be true tomorrow. For that reason, some representations carry with them the obligation to advise

Case note: Risalsdar v Ali, 2014 ONCA 59

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • February 3 2014

The Respondents, who were due funds, entered into a settlement agreement with the appellants who claimed to have limited funds to satisfy the debt

When negotiations become binding: the “I” in “LOI”

  • McMillan LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • January 9 2014

It is not uncommon for parties in a commercial transaction to get involved in lengthy, complicated negotiations with numerous draft agreements going

Customer reviews, what is the reputational risk to your business?

  • Schillings
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • October 10 2013

Reviews and customer feedback are inevitably tricky areas when trying to protect your brand's reputation, it's how you deal with them that counts

UK Supreme Court confirms no breach of confidence without a breach or confidence

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • June 24 2013

In a knowledge economy protection of trade secrets is critical to a corporation’s continued success and profitability. The misuse of trade secrets by

Presto! The UK Supreme Court holds the corporate veil can disappear in Prest v. Petrodel Resources

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • June 17 2013

The UK Supreme Court has released an important new judgment addressing the ability of judges to "pierce the corporate veil": Prest v Petrodel

Some limits on commercial common sense as an interpretive principle

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • June 4 2013

When you tell businesspeople that Canadian and English courts now recognise commercial common sense as a principle to be used in interpreting a

Performance in good faith as a matter of ‘mutual commercial conduct’

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • March 19 2013

As in Canada, the general position in England is that there is no duty of good faith in the negotiation of contracts: see Martel Building Ltd v