Topic: Canada

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Checklist, Tax Reform, Iran Sanctions, Confidential Documents

Cold, colder, coldest? Fight the Arctic chill with a hot cup of coffee, a wool sweater, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Here’s a Top Ten cybersecurity checklist for boards of directors… (Ed Batts at DLA Piper) Canada is about to implement the harshest anti-spam law in the G-8 – and you need to know… Read more »

Canada To Implement Harshest Anti-Spam Law in the G-8 – What You Need to Know

[Link: What you need to know about Canada’s new Anti-Spam Law (CASL)] From attorneys at Bennett Jones, a look at Canada’s new anti-spam law, which applies to anyone who sends email into Canada. Key takeaways: The law prohibits any commercial message – text, sound, video, image that seeks to promote a business or relationship –… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: JPMorgan Fine, Volcker Rule, Computer Fraud, Nondiscrimination Tests

Pity the lowly Thursday, sandwiched between Hump Day and TGIF, the day everyone wants to get through so they can start the weekend. But Thursday it is – until tomorrow at least – and that means another JD Supra Corporate Brief: JPMorgan has agreed to pay more than $2 billion for its role in Bernie… Read more »

What’s New in International Privacy Law? This…

We admit it – the overviews of key international privacy law developments in 2013 from attorneys at BakerHostetler read like dispatches from our bucket list of global travel. Costa Rica, South Africa, Singapore, Peru, Kazakhstan… <Sigh> More importantly, however, they read like a multinational’s guide to complying with personal privacy laws around the world. And… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Email Policies, Whistleblower Bounties, Counterfeit Goods, Office Supplies

Just over 100 years ago today, the first air freight shipment was completely by the Wright brothers on behalf of department store owner Max Moorehouse. We can’t help but wonder – did it absolutely, positively have to be there overnight? Will email policies be the next battleground for the NLRB? (Tim Long, Lisa Lupion, and… Read more »

The Global Economic Outlook According to Bennett Jones: Cloudy with a Chance of Moderate Growth

From Richard Dion, David Dodge, and John Weekes of law firm Bennett Jones, a look at where the global economy is headed, how US monetary policy will affect our ability to get there, and the current state of international trade and trade negotiations. Some observations: In the short term the road will be bumpy, with… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: CFIUS Authority, SEC Enforcement, 2014 Proxies, Patent Trolls

Government shutdown or no government shutdown, there’s still a JD Supra Corporate Brief to read: The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States just ordered an Indian company to sell its stake in a US digital security business… (Goodwin Procter) “Costly and complicated” is one way to describe the SEC’s new CEO pay ratio… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secret Theft, Business Continuity Planning, NAFTA Arbitration Claim, Comprehensive Tax Reform

The bad news: it’s still not Friday. The good news: it’s pretty darn close. The law news: This can’t be good: foreign defendants avoid prosecution for theft of trade secrets by fighting the government’s attempts to serve process… (Orrick) Business continuity planning in the financial industry might not be as simple as regulators think… (Dechert)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Patent Trolls, Powdered Milk, FATCA Registration, George Clooney

Go on, pour yourself a nice tall mug of law news for the ride into work. You’ll be glad you did… Could it be that some patent trolls play an important role in the country’s economic growth? (Burns & Levinson) Canada is cracking down on corruption. Time to clean up your act, eh? (Morrison &… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Can Openers, Anti-Competitive Agreements, Free Trade, Leased Photocopiers

On August 16, 2010, China officially surpassed Japan as the world’s second-biggest economy, just three decades after Deng Xiaoping opened the country to foreign investment, private competition, and the “socialist market economy.” This is why you don’t want to challenge a patent attorney to an argument… (Fenwick & West) 2015 will be here before you… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: HSR Compliance, WTO Disputes, NLRB Appointees, FERC Fines

This Friday? Iced coffee to go with your JD Supra Corporate Brief. And no need to heat up that scone… Awesome video: assignment in a merger / change of control, by Richard Hsu (Shearman & Sterling) Those Hart-Scott-Rodino reporting requirements? Turns out the feds are serious about compliance… (Morrison & Foerster) Less than one year… Read more »

Canada Changes Rules for Foreign Investment by State-owned Enterprises

“At the same time the government approved [the Progress Energy Resources and Nexen] acquisitions of control by Asian-based SOEs, the Prime Minister announced important changes to Canada’s policy for reviewing investments in Canada by state-owned enterprises which clearly indicate that the rules of the game for SOE investment have changed.” (Osler) Earlier this month, Canada’s… Read more »

Global Economic Outlook: “Bumpy Road Ahead”

From Canadian law firm Bennett Jones, a comprehensive look at key indicators of economic growth in North America and around the globe. Their prognosis? “Bumpy road ahead:” “Since our spring 2012 economic outlook, the crisis in the eurozone has worsened and growth in the emerging economies has fallen more than expected, with negative spillovers on… Read more »

Canada Revises Copyright Law – You Should Know…

“Copyright reform in Canada has, after a decade of effort, finally moved towards implementation. On November 7, 2012, pursuant to an Order in Council, many provisions of the Copyright Modernization Act … came into force.” (Bennett Jones) It’s been a long time coming, but the first sections of the Canada’s revised copyright law – approved… Read more »

Anti-Corruption Update: Proposed New Laws in Canada and Brazil Bolster International Efforts

Companies doing business in Brazil or Canada (or both) will want to read two recent updates regarding proposed legislation that would give authorities additional tools and greater powers to fight corruption in those countries.  The first, from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, provides an in-depth overview of proposed new laws that would strengthen Canada’s ability… Read more »