Ontario’s law society needs to address problems in self-regulation

By Anita Anand Originally published on The Globe and Mail. As the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) prepares to elect a new slate of benchers this spring, the question of its governance structure, and particularly self-regulation of the legal profession, sticks out like a sore thumb. Self-regulation opens the possibility of conflicts of interest: lawyers …

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Friday News Finds – February 1, 2019

By Danica Bennewies Welcome back to Friday Finds, the weekly series on the CBLB where we share five of the top corporate and securities law news stories from the past week. The Polar Vortex sweeping through North America and causing freezing cold, Mars-like temperatures was at the top of most headlines this week, however there …

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Friday News Finds – December 21, 2018

By Danica Bennewies Welcome to the CBLB’s weekly series, Top Five Friday Finds. We’re back from our brief hiatus with another round up of five major corporate and securities law news stories that dominated this week’s headlines, as well as our conversations. Let’s get started by catching up on some ongoing industry news from the …

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Friday News Finds – November 2, 2018

By Danica Bennewies Welcome back to another installment of Top Five Friday Finds – the weekly series where we share five of the corporate and securities law news stories that dominated the headlines, and our conversations, this week. A month ago, Husky Energy Inc launched a $3.3 billion hostile takeover bid for its competitor, MEG …

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The Oppression Remedy: Clarifying Part II of the BCE Test

By Jassmine Girgis The following abstract is from a paper forthcoming in the Canadian Bar Review and is available on SSRN. Claiming oppression is easy. Only the low bar of unfairness must be overcome. It seems to arise from any unwelcome conduct in a (usually) closely-held corporation. It can be appended to any corporate misconduct …

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