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Estate Planning and Shareholders’ Agreements

Canada - June 8 2017 The importance of a properly drafted shareholders’ agreement in the context of a business owner’s estate plan is often overlooked. Having a will, or…

“See-now-buy-now” and the Changes to the Fashion Retail Industry

Canada, France - October 20 2016 Earlier this year the head of French fashion’s governing body (the Fédération Française de la Couture du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des…

Department of Finance Announces Proposed Changes to the Use of the Principal Residence Exemption

Canada - October 14 2016 On October 3, 2016, the Department of Finance unveiled a Notice of Ways and Means Motion to amend the Income Tax Act (the “Motion”) with the stated…

Benjamin Mann.

Abdollahpour v. Banifatemi: Use of the Word "Dowry" Not Enough to Import Cultural Expectations into Deed of Gift

Canada, United Kingdom - May 9 2016 In Abdollahpour v. Banifatemi, 2015 ONCA 834, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled on how particular cultural practices should be treated when being…

Benjamin Mann.

Cross-border estate planning: the EU Succession Regulation

European Union - June 4 2015 A major step in facilitating cross-border succession was the adoption of the Regulation (EU) Nr. 650/2012(hereinafter referred to as the "Succession…

Rahul Sharma.