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Martin Abadi
Martin Abadi

Counsel | Transportation, Maritime Law, Insurance and Tort Liability, Product Liability, Class Actions, Latin America, Autonomous Vehicles

Toronto

416.367.6158
MAbadi@blg.com

Joshua Abaki
Joshua Abaki

Associate | Business and Corporate Commercial, Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment

Toronto

416.367.6568
JAbaki@blg.com

Line Abecassis
Line Abecassis

Partner | Commercial Real Estate

Montréal

514.954.3125
LAbecassis@blg.com

Expertise

Oil and Gas

Our Group provides support and counsel in every aspect of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, project development and financings, and co-ownership and operational issues ​

Main Contact

Peter A. Bryan 

Electricity Markets

BLG’s Electricity Group is a top-ranked, multidisciplinary team that has the expertise to offer you advice and information on all legal and business issues, opportunities and developments facing the electricity sector

Main Contact

Shane Freitag 

News & Publications

BLG Partners Winners at Client Choice Awards 2019
February 14, 2019 - ​Mark Fecenko, Gilbert Hourani, Danny Kaufer and Rick Shaban recognized by clients for exceptional service

Autonomous Vehicles: The Innovation Hub for Cross Industry Disruption
February 11, 2019 - The day when you hop into a driverless vehicle without giving it a second thought may be closer than you think.

Blogs

Provincial Statutory Trusts in Insolvency Proceedings: The Guarantee Company of North America v. Royal Bank of Canada

February 14, 2019

In the recent landmark decision of The Guarantee Company of North America v. Royal Bank of Canada, a unanimous five judge panel of the Ontario Court of Appeal provided guidance as to whether statutory trusts created by provincial legislation, namely the Construction Lien Act ("CLA"), would be excluded from distribution to creditors in the context of insolvency proceedings by application of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act ("BIA").

Several Common Employment Agreement Provisions Violate the Securities Act

February 14, 2019

​The OSC's Whistleblower Program rules automatically void employment agreement provisions to the extent that they preclude employees from communicating with regulators about potential securities law violations.

Receiver gets Rapped: A Case Comment on Jaycap Financial Ltd v Snowdon Block Inc, 2019 ABCA 47

February 13, 2019

​In Jaycap Financial Ltd v Snowdon Block Inc, 2019 ABCA 47 [Jaycap], the Alberta Court of Appeal recently reminded Receivers that they have a duty to be transparent and provide the Court with evidence to meet the burden of proof to the requisite standard for each application it brings. The Court also went to great lengths to reiterate that a Receiver's duty is that of a fiduciary to all interested stakeholders involving the debtor's assets, property and undertaking – not simply to the first secured creditor. Lastly, the granting of a sealing order is not merely a rubber stamping process and parties must discharge their burden pursuant to the Sierra Club test.

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