Personal Property and Securities Law


Federal Public Transparency Register Highlights Ongoing Concerns for Trusts

  • June 25, 2024
  • Andreea Muth

Effective January 22, 2024, private corporations governed by the Canada Business Corporations Act are required to publicly disclose their individuals with “significant control” (“ISCs”); however, the ISC identification rules remain murky in their application to shareholders that are trusts. Government guidance is urgently required to ensure corporations and shareholders can properly meet these new obligations.

Business Law, Student Forum

Supply Chain Transparency Reporting in Canada Has Begun

  • May 15, 2024
  • Stephen A. Pike, partner, Gowling WLG

With the May 31 deadline for filing a report less than a month away, Canada's Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act ("S-211") is now a "front burner" item for many Canadian businesses.

Business Law, Student Forum

Office of the Privacy Commissioner Releases Nine Principles for Generative AI

  • January 04, 2024
  • Roland Hung, Torkin Manes LLP

On December 7, 2023, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released an article with nine principles intended to guide developers, providers and organizations to properly navigate the development and use of generative artificial intelligence. Privacy concerns arise where the AI is trained on data sets that include personal information.

Business Law, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association - Ontario Chapter, Privacy Law and 1 more..., Student Forum

Insurance for Business Owners

  • January 03, 2024
  • Holly LeValliant and Jay Hershfield, Scotia Wealth Management

Insurance can be a useful tool for someone preparing their estate plan. In this article, Jay Hershfield and Holly LeValliant discuss the unique advantages insurance has for business owners. They discuss how a business owner may use insurance to provide for the smooth transfer of their business, to equalize their estate, and to maximize the value of their estate.

Business Law, Student Forum, Trusts and Estates Law

Cronos and the Future of the Global Shareholder Class Action

  • January 03, 2024
  • Garth Myers

This article summarizes the decision in Badesha v. Cronos Group, Inc., 2023 ONSC 5678, which considered when a court will take jurisdiction over claims of certain class member purchasers of securities on a foreign exchange.

Business Law, Class Actions, Student Forum

Tips for Business Lawyers on Getting Digital/Electronic Signatures

  • February 10, 2023
  • Kathleen Robichaud

This is a follow-up article to the one titled “Digital Signing of Documents for Business Lawyers”.  The purpose of that article was to help with considerations on the use of electronic, digital or remote signing. The purpose of this article is to provide tips on getting documents successfully signed digitally or electronically once the decision to use that method has been made.

Business Law, Student Forum

Importance of a Shareholders' Agreement

  • February 10, 2023
  • Jumi D. Odepe

A shareholders' Agreement is often overlooked by business owners. This shareholders' Agreement can assist the owners of the business entity to understand their rights, obligations, and expectations when it comes to their business dealings especially where there is conflict. It is important to assist clients to recognize why they require a shareholders' agreement where there is more than one shareholder in a business.

Business Law, Student Forum
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Buying and Selling of a Business – An Overview

  • November 08, 2022
  • Ola Oshodi (ACIS)

The purchase and sale of a business mirrors the laws of contract in terms of its elements, however, there are more aspects to be considered. The purpose of this article is to give the reader a general overview of the process involved in buying and selling a business, and it is in no way exhaustive of the intricacies involved in buying and selling a business.

Business Law, Student Forum