As the year draws to a close, we thought we'd look back at ten of the most popular posts from Stikeman Elliott's Knowledge Hub in 2018. The Knowledge Hub posts frequent updates offering valuable insight into legal issues in the news. We hope you've enjoyed our discussions over the past year and look forward to keeping you informed throughout 2019.
Andrea Alliston, leader of our Knowledge Management Group, discussed seven hot legal product technologies: what they are, what they do, and why you should care.
Early in the year, Canadian employers were wondering how the October 2018 legalization of cannabis would affect them. Tamara Ticoll of our Toronto Employment Group provided these insights.
The new Canadian Energy Regulator, announced by the federal government in February, was the subject of this post by three members of our Calgary-based Oil & Gas team: Dennis Langen, Vincent Light, and Prateek Gupta.
The text of the finalized USMCA – which, if ratified, will replace NAFTA – was released in October. Jean-Guillaume Shooner and Stuart Carruthers highlighted some key changes that Canadian businesses need to be aware of.
Proposed changes to the OSC whistleblower program and a new civil cause of action for retaliation were discussed in this February post by securities lawyers Laura Levine and Julien Robitaille-Rodriguez.
This post looked at a trend toward using Canadian plans of arrangement to effect U.S.-style "absorptive" mergers, in which one entity continues to exist, having "absorbed" the other. Mike Mestinsek, Geoff Holub, Keith Chatwin and David Price jointly authored our analysis.
Details of Quebec's Bill 162, implementing recommendations of the Charbonneau Commission into construction-industry corruption, were considered in this post by Maude Brouillette.
Commercial loans employing annualizing formulas to comply with the Interest Act were largely vindicated by this Ontario Court of Appeal ruling in September.
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