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Line Abecassis
Line Abecassis

Associée | Droit immobilier commercial

Montréal

514.954.3125
LAbecassis@blg.com

Jeremy Ablaza
Jeremy Ablaza

Avocat | Assurance et responsabilité civile, Responsabilité municipale, Responsabilité du fait du produit

Toronto

416.367.6304
JAblaza@blg.com

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Droit autochtone

C’est d’abord une équipe solide et expérimentée qui a pris l’engagement d’offrir l’excellence en matière de service et de produire des résultats qui dépassent les attentes des clients.

Contact principal

Nadir André  | Scott Kerwin 

Dérivés

Fort de ses avocats chevronnés, accrédités au Canada et aux États‑Unis pour les produits dérivés

Contact principal

Carol E. Derk 

Nouvelles et publications

Un associé de BLG admis à l'ACTEC

7 décembre 2017

Peter A. Wong devient membre de l'American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

BLG reconnu comme un cabinet de premier plan dans l’édition 2018 de The Legal 500 Canada

5 décembre 2017

BLG se distingue dans 27 domaines de pratique.

Blogs

"Forced Labour" Case To Go To Trial

7 décembre 2017

T​he British Columbia Court of Appeal recently confirmed that customary international law may be used as a basis to seek damages from B.C. companies alleged to have acquiesced in human rights abuses in foreign jurisdictions. The decision in Araya v. Nevsun Resources Ltd., 2017 BCCA 401 ("Araya") is a novel and significant step in the development of "transnational law" that could expand the scope for liability for corporations conducting resource development projects abroad. This decision bears some similarity to the B.C. Court of Appeal's decision earlier this year in Garcia v. Tahoe Resources Inc., 2017 BCCA 39, in which a group of miners was permitted to seek damages against a Canadian company for alleged wrongs that occurred at a Guatemalan mine. Both decisions are part of the increasing number of lawsuits against Canadian parent companies for the conduct of their foreign subsidiaries, which is a topic that has been previously discussed in our prior posts to this blog in Canadian Companies and the Effects of Foreign Operations, Court Refuses to Hear Corporate-Veil Case, and Dodging the Corporate Veil. [Read more...]

Cansearch: Lessons for Operators in Limiting Counterparty Risk

4 décembre 2017

​The Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta ("Court") recently decided in Cansearch Resources Ltd v Regent Resources Ltd, 2017 ABQB 535 that an unregistered operator's lien is subordinate to the registered interest of a secured lender under applicable provisions of the Personal Property Security Act (Alberta) ("PPSA"), notwithstanding an agreement's language to the contrary. The decision provides caution to operators in the oil and gas industry to take the required steps under the PPSA to protect contractual liens. The decision has further implications for operators who have failed to register an operator's lien in the Personal Property Registry and attempt to assert priority based on possession of equipment at a facility or rig. [Read more...]

Arbitration Parties Beware: the Supreme Court of Canada unpacks the Sattva Test for Appellate Review of Arbitration Awards in Teal Cedar Products Ltd v British Columbia

30 novembre 2017

​As litigants continue to experience delayed access to justice occasioned by a backlogged judicial system, Canadian courts continue the struggle to protect the legitimacy of commercial arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution process. The Supreme Court of Canada set out a three-step analysis for appellate review of arbitration awards in Creston Moly Corp v Sattva Capital Corp, 2014 SCC 53 ("Sattva") (i) assess the court's jurisdiction; (ii) determine the standard of review; and (iii) apply the standard of review. As easy as it may appear, applying the Sattva test to arbitral awards is not without challenges. In Teal Cedar Products Ltd v British Columbia, 2017 SCC 32 ("Teal"), the Supreme Court of Canada analyzed the components of the Sattva test, defined the three principal categories of questions to be determined at an appellate review (legal, factual, or mixed questions), and set out a fourth category of questions - extricable questions of law. While Teal provides a guide for the application of the Sattva test, more importantly, it underpins the court's endorsement of the efficiency and finality objectives of commercial arbitrations by reminding parties to arbitration agreements of the very narrow scope of appellate review of arbitration awards. [Read more...]

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