Line Abecassis
Line Abecassis

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Jeremy Ablaza
Jeremy Ablaza

Associate | Insurance and Tort Liability, Municipal Liability, Product Liability




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The Nominee Director in Canada

August 16, 2017

It is a common practice in Canada for an individual to be nominated as a director of a corporation by stakeholders who have a significant interest in the corporation, such as shareholders, employees or creditors. These directors are often called “nominee directors.” While the duties owed by a nominee director to the corporation are identical to those owed by an independent director, the relationship of the nominee director and his or her nominating stakeholders poses unique challenges to the nominee director in fulfilling their duties. It is important to understand these challenges to ensure that risks inherent in the nominee director’s position are mitigated and stakeholder expectations are effectively managed.

Ontario Government Seeks Input Into Regulations Under Collection and Debt Settlement Services Act

August 15, 2017

​The Government of Ontario has issued a consultation paper, seeking input with respect to regulations it proposes to make under the Collection and Debt Settlement Services Act (the "Act"). This regulations are part of the Government's ongoing reforms to legislation governing debt collection, which began with amendments to the Act effected by Bill 59, the Putting Consumers First Act (Consumer Protection Statute Law Amendment), 2017. Financial institutions may wish to make submissions in response to the consultation paper, as the regulations will affect the manner in which they can collect on debts. Comments are due by September 8, 2017.

Court Clarifies the Scope of Responsibilities in a Bankruptcy when there is a Receiver and an Unauthorized Trustee Active at the Same Time

August 8, 2017

​In Royal Bank of Canada v. Casselman, three motions were brought before the Court. First, a continuation of a motion for approval and directions brought by the receiver. Second, a motion to allow counsel for the debtor to withdraw as lawyer of record. Third, a motion by the Sexton Group Ltd. ("Sexton") asking for the bankruptcy to be stayed and the disallowance of its secured claim by the trustee to be put in abeyance or set aside.


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