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This article addresses certain issues relating to foreign insurers conducting unlicensed insurance in Canada, a few years after the federal regulator issued clarifications regarding the circumstances in which federal licensing is required.
Topics: Commercial Transactions and Finance / Consumer Transactions, Insurance,
"A new alternative market to stimulate access to borrowing for companies and to provide an opportunity for qualified investors to invest in fixed income securities of SMEs with good business prospects"
Topics: Capital Markets / Securities Law / Commodity Trading,
Few U.S. Supreme Court consumer protection cases over the past year were as closely watched and anxiously anticipated as Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc. Squarely at issue in Mount Holly was whether unintentional discrimination is prohibited by federal consumer protection laws. However, when news broke that the parties had settled the case, it was clear that the Supreme Court would lose this chance to weigh in on the viability of disparate impact theory, which also...
Topics: Administrative Law, Litigation (Civil, Business and Commercial), Commercial Transactions and Finance / Consumer Transactions,
Despite recent amendments to the income tax treaty between Canada and the United States that were intended to provide relief in respect of hybrid entities with cross-border investments and operations, the Canada Revenue Agency continues to deny – incorrectly in our view – the benefits of the reduced branch profits tax rate provided for thereunder in the case of fiscally transparent US limited liability companies with non-corporate, treaty-eligible members...
Topics: Taxation,
The state and local tax ramifications of digital economy transactions (buying and selling of cloud computing services, electronic payment processing, etc.) are incomplete, ambiguous, and evolving. This Article highlights a few key state and local tax issues that businesses should consider when buying or selling products in the digital economy and negotiating contracts for those transactions.
Topics: Taxation, Commercial Transactions and Finance / Consumer Transactions, Cyberspace Law / E-Commerce / Internet Law,
Canada’s Supreme Court has recently confirmed that there is a sound legal basis to enforce commercial restrictive covenants negotiated in the transactional context. While this decision arose from a case in the province of Quebec, the impact of the ruling is arguably important to businesses across Canada.
Topics: Commercial Transactions and Finance / Consumer Transactions, Employment / Labor Law,
"A recent study prepared for the European Commission concluded that harmonisation of laws dealing with trade secrets and confidential business information across the EU would bring cost savings benefits, greater cooperation and sharing of trade secrets. However, the question remains: does one size fit all?"
Topics: Intellectual Property,
"The new Australian government's claim that the nation is "open for business" is set to be tested by upcoming decisions on foreign investment."
Topics: Mergers and Acquisitions / Divestitures, Energy and Natural Resources Law,
This article discusses how the early proactive use by in-house and outside attorneys of mediation in business litigation can more effectively settle disputes and reduce the client’s transactional costs.
Topics: Litigation (Civil, Business and Commercial), Alternative Dispute Resolution,
In October, the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) unanimously voted in favor of adopting a program that sets energy storage targets for the three-investor owned utilities (“IOUs”), Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric. Such an action marks the first time that energy storage has been mandated (even as a target) in the United States. The decision provides for the evolution of the electrical grid and the growth of the energy...
Topics: Administrative Law, Energy and Natural Resources Law,
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