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Publications for 2010


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Insurance contracts: Are you protected? - Karin M. Pagé

October 20, 2010

Your business probably has a commercial general liability policy but do you really understand your coverage? Sadly, many businesses do not appreciate the limitations in their policies until they ...

What is a Private Issuer? Why is it Important? - David J. Lowdon

October 06, 2010

All corporations are governed by securities legislation that generally requires “prospectus level disclosure” for the issuance of shares.  This level of disclosure is expensive ...

Is the System Working: What Lessons Can Be Learned From A Canadian Trilogy Of Investor Claims (AbitibiBowater, Chemtura, First Quantum Minerals)? - Andrew McDougall

September 15, 2010

Three different investors, with three different claims, in three different situations, have recently been in the news. All three disputes have a Canadian connection. Two involved claims by ...

To Specialize or Not: How Should National Courts Handle International Commercial Arbitration Cases? - Andrew McDougall

September 01, 2010

So far in 2010, at least two jurisdictions have established specialized courts to handle international arbitration matters ─ Australia (in the state of Victoria) and India (in ...

Why has Canada Not Ratified the ICSID Convention? - Andrew McDougall

August 24, 2010

A significant majority of countries in the world have demonstrated that they see benefits in being a member of ICSID by ratifying the ICSID Convention (Convention on the Settlement of Investment ...

Why Canada Leads as the Model Law Turns 25 - Andrew McDougall

August 10, 2010

It is true that Canada did not qualify for FIFA’s World Cup and did not dominate at the Winter Olympics. However, when it comes to the UNCITRAL Model Law on Commercial Arbitration, Canada ...

The Seven Deadly Sins of Trade-Mark Owners - Paul W. Braunovan

August 02, 2010

The Seven Deadly Sins refers to a list of the most objectionable vices known to mankind, namely: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony.  While most trade- mark agents and ...

Keeping Courts’ Hands Off Arbitration: Bahrain’s Innovation - Andrew McDougall

June 01, 2010

When a Canadian business is asked to agree to a seat (or place) for an international arbitration, it should be concerned about the possibility of interference by a local court in that ...

Legislative Update: The Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act - Paul W. Braunovan

March 01, 2010

Canada will be on the international stage as the 2010 Winter Olympics are being held in Vancouver, British Columbia in February.  As part of the federal government’s commitment to the ...