The rise of a highly litigious environment is gaining momentum in Canada, resulting in significant growth in risk for organizations in every aspect of their business and in every sector of the economy. Topics discussed include the risks associated with commercial practices such as procurement and data protection, through to project management and the rise of securities and consumer class actions.
This latest edition of our popular Capital Markets series identifies the key developments of the past year and features our lawyers’ insights into the trends that we believe will shape Canadian and global capital markets in 2014.
The Minister of Natural Resources introduced legislation recently that would see important changes to Canada’s offshore oil and gas regime. The Energy Safety and Security Act contains amendments to the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, along with the federal Accord Acts governing exploration and production offshore Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
On January 27, 2014, the Federal Court of Appeal upheld the Federal Court’s denial of an application for a prohibition order under the Canadian Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations on the basis that the impugned patent was directed to a method of medical treatment.
Osler Financial Services Law Blog: timely analysis, updates and discussion on Canadian and U.S./cross-border credit market developments.