First-year students get surprise gift card from Osler
Vice-chair Clay Horner chats with Canadian Lawyer about Osler’s recent feel-good gesture – sending Tim Hortons gift cards to first-year law students across Canada as they prepare for exams.
OECD Considers Availability of Tax Treaty Benefits for Investment Funds, Pension Funds and Private Equity Funds
On November 21, the OECD released a discussion draft that considers when tax treaty benefits should be granted to various investment funds, including collective investment vehicles, private equity funds, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds. Comments on the latest discussion draft may be provided by January 9, 2015.
The Broad Sweep of Change
In the first of a two-part series in the Director Journal, Osler’s Brian Levitt and Andrew MacDougall join a roundtable discussion with some of the country’s most experienced directors to discuss the evolution of corporate governance in Canada.
The trouble with trade-mark: Rule changes spark worry
Speaking with the Globe and Mail, Donna White discusses amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act including the removal of the use requirement, which requires those who want to register a trade-mark to demonstrate it is actually intended for commercial use.
Landmark Decision Establishing New Duty to Act Honestly in Performing Contracts
In a landmark decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized a new duty on parties to perform contractual obligations honestly. This Osler Update looks at the Court’s decision and examines its practical implications.
Read our comments in the Globe and Mail.
Countdown to CASL 2.0 – Computer Program Provisions Come into Force January 2015
On November 10, 2014, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission released guidance on the installation of computer programs under Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL). Notably, the guidance sets out when the Act applies to the installation of computer programs and states that "self-installed software is not covered under CASL."
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