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B.C.’s New Arbitration Legislation comes into force

Canada - September 1 2020 On September 1, 2020 the Arbitration Act, S.B.C. 2020, c. 2 (the New Act), along with its regulation, Arbitration Regulation, B.C. Reg…

Craig Chiasson, Jennifer K. Choi, Robert JC Deane.

Human Rights and Labour Legislation Held Not to Oust Jurisdiction Over Class Action For Breach of Employment Contract

Canada - February 27 2019 In Lewis v. WestJet Airlines Ltd., the British Columbia Court of Appeal confirmed that the court's jurisdiction to hear cases alleging breach of an…

Navigating the Blockchain Revolution - Cryptocurrencies may be traced, but to where and whom?

Canada - February 1 2019 Some have claimed that business is in the midst of a "blockchain revolution" and that distributed ledger technologies will create a new world. This is…

Kristina Mansveld, Robert Dawkins.

Reminder: litigants should withdraw unfounded allegations of fraud - and do it early - or risk cost consequences

Canada - June 28 2018 ​The recent decision of 0932053 B.C. Ltd. v. TBM Holdco Ltd., ("TBM Holdco") serves as a caution to litigants advancing unfounded allegations of fraud…

Regulatory Oversight of Crypto-Assets: Blockchain Tokens deemed to be Securities in the U.S.

Canada, USA - August 4 2017 ​On July 25, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued a report concluding that blockchain tokens offered and sold by "The DAO"…