Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Common Reasons For Failing Grade By Controlled Goods Directorate Security Compliance Inspector

In Canada, persons who knowingly examine or possess a Controlled Good or transfers a Controlled Good to another person must be registered with the Controlled Goods Directorate. (See section 37 of the Defence Production...

New United Nations Security Council Resolution Against Iran: What Canadian Businesses Should Expect

On June 9, 2010, the United Nations Security Council passed new strict economic sanctions against Iran. The resolution builds on existing UN sanctions imposed since 2006 and expand the breadth and reach of such measures by...

Ontario Judge Sentences Garth Drabinsky and Myron Gottlieb to 7 and 6 Years in Jail

On August 5, 2009, Ontario Judge Benotto pronounced the sentence in the Livent case. Mr. Garth Drabinsky was sentenced to four years on count one (fraud) and seven on count two (forgery) to be served concurrently. Mr. Myron...

Lang Michener LLP Expands into Hong Kong - Only Canadian Law Firm Registered to Practice in Hong Kong

Lang Michener LLP announced today the opening of its office in Hong Kong, in association with local law firm Angela Ho & Associates. The Hong Kong office will provide Lang Michener's clients with greater access to its Canadian...

Lang Michener Ranks in Bloomberg's Top 10 Canadian M&A Law Firms

I have a chance to share some good news - Bloomberg has ranked Lang Michener as Number 7 in Canada's Top M&A Firms by deal volume in 2008.  Here are the top 10 players in Bloomberg's Canadian M&A league tables for legal...

Abitibi-Bowater Filed NAFTA Chapter 11 Notice of Intent

On April 23, 2009, AbitibiBowater Inc. filed a notice of intent under the North American free-trade agreement accusing the Newfoundland and Labrador government of taking a “blatantly discriminatory” action when it passed...

Canadian Lawyer Receives Harsh Sentence for Money Laundering

Trade Lawyers Blog feels it is important to share with readers around the world the case of a Canadian lawyer who engaged in money laundering.  The Ontario Court of Appeal increased the sentence handed down and wrote a...

November 25th is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25th is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  Please do your part to help the United Nations reach its goal. The General Assembly has designated 25 November as the...

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak Quoted in Canadian Bar Association National Magazine

The July / August 2008 issue of the Canadian Bar Association National Magazine includes an article entitled "The Hungry Dragon" about Canadian lawyers activities with clients doing inbound and outbound business with Chinese...

Nightmare on Bay Street

Andrew Willis of the Globe & Mail has reported on his blog about an inside trading case involving an assistant at the blue-chip Canadian law firm Bennett Jones,  Go to the following link for the story -...

Canada's "Compete to Win" Report Recommends Opening Canada to Foreign Investment

On June 26, 2008, Canada's Competition Policy Review Panel issued its much anticipated "Compete to Win" Report.  The Report was presented to the Minister of Industry who will consider the recommendations.  Foreign...

The Supreme Court of Canada Released Much Anticipateed BCE Decision

BCE Inc., et al. v. A Group of 1976 Debentureholders, et al. - and - Director Appointed Pursuant to the CBCA, Catalyst Asset Management Inc. and Matthew Stewart (Que. C.A., May 21, 2008)(32647)The Supreme Court of Canada...

Canada's Competition Bureau Lays Charges Against Gas Price Fixers in Quebec

On June 12, 2008, Canada's Competition Bureau announced that it has laid criminal charges against 13 individuals and 11 companies over allegations that they fixed retail gasoline prices in four Quebec markets: Victoriaville,...

Canada's Supreme Court Orders Release of Interrogation Documents of Canadian at Gitmo

Today the Supreme Court of Canada issued a ground-breaking ruling in Canada (Justice) v. Khadr.

Omar Khadr is accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Iraq.  He was injured in the same fire-fight.  He was treated for his...

Economist Magazine Ranks Canada as 4th Best To Do Business

I am happy to inform Trade Lawyers Blog readers that Canada has been ranked as the 4th best place in the world to conduct business.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which is part of the same company that publishes The...

Ottawa Veto of MDA/Alliant Deal Highlights Need for Trade/Export Controls Due Diligence

On April 10, 2008, the story in the Canadian news was that the Minister of Industry had indicated that he would not approve the sale of assets by between MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates (Canadian) to Alliant Techsystems Inc....