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The Geek In Review Ep. 80 – Yes, And … A Return to KM 101 with Eugene Cipparone

  While we have a few comedic moments on the podcast (usually unintended), we actually have a real-life comedian, Eugene Cipparone , join us on this week’s episode. Eugene is a lawyer, who took a few years off to join The Second City comedy troop in Toronto, before working his way back into the legal industry as Goodmans, LLP’s Director of Professional Support. With the pandemic, the need for support, and KM resources became critical. Eugene’s ability to understand the needs of his fi...
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Canada: Canadian Securities Regulators Extend Deadlines For Filings Due By August 31, 2020 - Goodmans LLP

This week, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published blanket orders providing non-investment fund Canadian reporting issuers ("Reporting Issuers") with a temporary 45-day extension in...
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Canada: Competitor Collaborations In Canada In Response To COVID-19 - Goodmans LLP

Certain types of agreements among competitors related to prices, sales and specific other matters are contrary to the criminal provisions in Canada's Competition Act (the "Act").
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Canada: Canadian Foreign Investment Review – What To Expect In 2020 - Goodmans LLP

While Canada – like the rest of the world – is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian government continues to review foreign investment in Canada.
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Canada: Canadian Securities Regulators And TSX Issue Temporary Exemptions From Certain Requirements In Response To COVID-19 - Goodmans LLP

As we reported in our March 19, 2020 Update, Canadian Securities Regulators Offer Filing Relief for Market Participants and Support Virtual Meetings, the Canadian Securities Administrators...
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Canada: Government Of Canada Permits Compulsory Licensing To Respond To COVID-19 - Goodmans LLP

On March 25, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bill C-13 received Royal Assent. Among other things, Bill C-13 amends the Patent Act to permit compulsory licensing to respond to a "public health emergency...
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Canada: Impact Of COVID-19 On Canadian Pension Plans - Goodmans LLP

The outbreak of COVID-19 (also known as the Coronavirus) has affected businesses at a global level. For employers who offer a Canadian pension plan...
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Canada: Supreme Court Of Canada Cases To Watch: Winter 2020 - Goodmans LLP

This week, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will begin its regular Winter sittings. In the next few months, the top court will hear several civil, commercial and constitutional cases that will address issues such as ...
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Canada: Canada's Proposed New Patent Rules - Part 2 - Goodmans LLP

Proposed changes to Canada's Patent Rules are expected to come into force in the fall of 2019.
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Canada: Canadian Venture Capital Funding In Canada Surges In 2018 - Goodmans LLP

Consistent with Q4 and full-year 2017, the most VC activity took place in Ontario, driven largely by activity in Toronto.
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Canada: Ontario (Late To The Party) Retail Cannabis Update… With More To Come… - Goodmans LLP

On October 17, 2018, Ontario enacted the Cannabis Licence Act (CLA) to permit the sale of recreational cannabis in privately owned stores.
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Canada: OSC Publishes Statement Of Priorities For 2018-2019 - Goodmans LLP

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently published its Statement of Priorities for 2018-2019, which is intended to identify priority areas on which the OSC will focus during
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Canada: Ontario's New Funding Framework For Defined Pension Plans - Goodmans LLP

Implementation of the Funding Framework completes a review process that has been ongoing since 2016.
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Searchlight-led group to buy Mitel for $2 bln

Mitel said April 24 that it agreed to be sold to an investor group led by Searchlight Capital Partners in a deal valued at $2 billion, including debt. Mitel shareholders will receive $11.15 per common share in cash. The deal includes a 45-day go-shop period during which Mitel’s board can enter into negotiations for an alternative proposal. Mitel, of Ottawa, is an enterprise communications firm. PRESS RELEASE OTTAWA, April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leade...
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Canada: Time's Up For Non-Compliant Cryptocurrency Issuers And Exchanges? - Goodmans LLP

Much to the chagrin of crypto investors, the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies fell sharply in the first quarter of 2018, firmly establishing that the laws of gravity apply in cyberspace.
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Canada: "Facilitation Payments" Exception Repealed Under The Corruption Of Foreign Public Officials Act - Goodmans LLP

On October 31, 2017, certain changes were made to the CFPOA – Canada's international anti-bribery and corruption legislation – to make the payment of "facilitation payments"
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Canada: OSC Publishes Statement Of Priorities For 2017-2018 - Goodmans LLP

The OSC is continuing to prioritize a number of initiatives that are intended to support innovation and ensure that Ontario securities regulation keeps pace with technological innovation.
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Canada: Summary And Discussion Of Atos v Sapient, 2016 ONSC 6852 - Goodmans LLP

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently addressed a dispute about an outsourcing project, making interesting rulings concerning limitation of liability clauses, including the exclusion of liability for lost profits.
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Canada: Recent Lessons For Technology M&A - Goodmans LLP

Recent activity in the U.S. courts has highlighted a number of key considerations for technology startups, their founders and potential acquirors.
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