Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Canada Border Services Agency Issues D-Memo on Importation of Energy Using Goods

On January 6, 2011, the Canada Border Services Agency ("CBSA") issued D-Memo D-19-6-3 "Importation of Energy Using Products", which sets out the CBSA's administrative policies concerning limitations of the importation of certain...

The U.S. and EU Join Japan's WTO Complaint Against Ontario's Green Energy Act

Canada's Globe & Mail newspaper is reporting that "U.S., EU join fight over Ontario’s green energy plan". Shawn Murphy reports "The United States and the European Union emerged on Thursday as latest countries to say they have key...

In-House Legal Counsel May Be Wise to Pass Iran Sanctions Questions to Outside Lawyers

There is a debate concerning the provision of legal advice to circumvent economic sanctions laws that raises concerns in the United States among both in-house counsel and outside counsel. With the new export controls and economic...

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...

Prime Minister Harper Makes Campaign Promise to Restrict Exports of Raw Bitumen

On September 26, 2008, P)rime Minister Stephen Harper made a campaign promise to restrict the export of raw bitumen (in other words, he promised to ban the export of heavy black oil from Canada's oil sands to countries with lax...

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...

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,...

Ontario Proposes 10 Year Provincial Income Tax Exemption for Qualifying Businesses that Commercialize Intellectual Property

In the 2008 Ontario Budget delivered by Minister of Finance, Dwight Duncan on March 25, 2008, Ontario proposed a new 10-year income tax exemption for new corporations that commercialize intellectual property in Ontario developed...