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When is a commercial Landlord’s consent to a lease assignment or sublease required?
  • Torkin Manes LLP
  • Canada
  • October 1 2015

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court sheds light on when a commercial landlord is required to give consent to an assignment of lease or

Le tribunal étudie les critères d’application de l’article 96 LFI dans le cadre d’une opération prétendument sous-évaluée.
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 3 2015

Dans cette affaire, le syndic demande au tribunal de déclarer sous-évaluée au sens de l’article 96 L.F.I. Le transfert par le failli Ortner d’un

Security on inventory subject to third-party intellectual property rights: how are creditors’ rights affected?
  • Langlois Kronstrom Desjardins LLP
  • Canada
  • April 15 2015

The general principle is that security granted on tangible property also charges the property's accessories. That is not the case however when

Lease deposit characterized as security interest: summary of Alignvest Private Debt Ltd. v Surefire Industries Ltd.
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • March 23 2015

In the context of a tenant's bankruptcy, Justice Romaine of the Alberta Queens Bench recently characterized a deposit provided under a lease as a

Doing Business in Canada: A Legal Overview
  • Torkin Manes LLP
  • Canada
  • January 31 2015

It has been said that Canada is one of the most unique and enjoyable places in the world for a non-Canadian to explore. Here we

Applications for leave to appeal dismissed - 16 January
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada
  • January 16 2015

On appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia pronounced June 6, 2014. In 1974, Mr. Dhillon purchased a home in Vancouver

Joint debts, joint tenants - insolvency law meets real property law
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2014

The decision of the Court of Appeal in TD Bank v. Phillips 2014 ONCA 613 involves a separated couple, their joint asset, a joint debt, and an

The effect of on-going insolvency and restructuring proceedings on landowner claims for compensation before the Alberta Surface Rights Board
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • July 2 2014

The doctrine of federal paramountcy provides that where there is an inconsistency between validly enacted but overlapping provincial and federal

Priorities outside the Alberta Personal Property Security Act (PPSA)
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada
  • March 17 2014

Section 4 of the Personal Property Security Act (PPSA) provides that "except as otherwise provided" in the PPSA, the PPSA does not apply to a number

Guarantor pays nothing in DIY store case
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • February 11 2014

The recent Court of Appeal case involving Topland Limited and Smiths News Trading Limited was a salutary lesson about the strict rules that protect