A different kind of practice

BCF makes a $150,000 donation to the Faculty of Law of the Université de Sherbrooke

Our firm is very much involved in the university community.

This donation will provide major assistance to the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Law in its efforts to modernize its library.

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Capital Markets in Canada: What You Need To Know in 2016

A newsletter from our lawyers specialized in securities.

Revitalization of the TSXV, changes to offering memorandum exemption, and reduced disclosure obligations for venture issuers.

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BCF Welcomes Four New Partners Among its Ranks

With their talent, our firm is optimistic about the future.

From left to right: Antonio Nadaira, Frédéric Dionne, Adam Allouba and François Beaudry.

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Manifesto

Shake up the conventional, rethink the status quo, transform how business law is practiced—this is BCF.

With more than 200 professionals working in 22 strategic multidisciplinary teams, BCF is the reference for everything connected to business law. Add to this its privileged relationships with highly respected law firms in cities around the globe as well as its membership in Meritas, one of the largest networks of independent law firms in the world, and you have the picture: we’re a spirited team, renowned for our different approach.

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Mobility Rights of Business Travelers Under the CETA

This trade agreement involves Canada and the EU.

The complexity of the Agreement lies in the fact that there are 11 commercial activities, 28 EU countries, and 8 types of business traveler.

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Real Estate Development: What Are the Rules?

Two of our lawyers launch a new publication addressing this matter

Consulting partner Pierre Delisle and lawyer Joseph-André Roy introduce their new book entitled “Les ententes de développement Municipalités-Promoteurs” (Municipality-Promoter Development Agreements).

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Legal Considerations When Creating a Mobile Application

How to correctly launch your application

Mobile applications have become essential with the rise of the smartphone and the mobile device. But what has to be considered from a legal standpoint?

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Discover BCF’s Continuing Legal Education Program

A Different Kind Of Learning Experience

Specially designed for in-house counsel, our program is recognized by the Barreau du Québec and provides you with access to a range of training sessions covering different areas of business law.

Offered year-round in a dedicated training room, our sessions entitle you to 1.5 hours of CLE credit. We prefer small groups, in order to maximize interaction and to provide better access to our professionals, who will be pleased to personally respond to your questions.

Discover our full range of options. BCF: a different kind of learning experience.

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BCF, Partner of the Successful Entrepreneur

Our professionals also act as mentors.

Spotlight on businesses and start-ups development initiatives in which a number of professionals are actively involved.

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A Visual Branding in Blue for BCF

Welcome to our renewed website!

Our firm adds colour to its image while preserving its unique identity.

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Expertise

WE ALWAYS GIVE OUR BEST

With your interests firmly in mind, we aim for excellence at each step of a matter. By calling upon BCF, you can be assured that you will be working with professionals recognized for their achievements. Your needs are unique, and so is our response: our multidisciplinary teams will offer you a personalized approach as well as a wide range of services that recognize this reality.

When Social Networks Harm Your Company

What to do with the use of social media by your employees?

The risk for ill-advised behavior on social media is well-documented. The key is to adopt a corporate policy that is clear, solid and respectful of the right to privacy.

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BCF Donates More Than $130,000 to Centraide

Our firm supports the efforts of this organization.

It is with much pride that BCF will present this contribution following its 2015 Centraide Campaign.

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Getting Paid to Post on Instagram? Sure, but #becareful

Advertising in the social media era.

Social media stars are becoming spokespersons for companies wanting to reach a large number of people. But do they comply with advertising regulations?

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Implications

Heart to heart

BCF strives to play a leading role as a positive agent of change in Quebec and beyond. We will fulfil this role in two ways: through our dynamic involvement in the business community and through our philanthropy in the general community. Our professionals are leaders with influence that goes far beyond their jobs. Involved in politics, the community, sports, charities… BCF’s people are energetic, committed and generous.

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Salary Arbitration in the NHL: Behind the Scenes

Our partner André Lepage represents half of the teams of the NHL in connection with their salary arbitration matters.

As a lawyer, what is essential to know about the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement and the salary arbitration process? Our partner André Lepage was interviewed twice on that subject and he unveils some interesting aspects of his practice.

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Five New Lawyers Join BCF

These professionals bring energy and expertise to our firm.

BCF is pleased to announce the arrival on its team of Marjorie Bergeron, John Dawson, Emmanuelle Demers, Shaun E. Finn and Valérie Marcas.

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Didier Culat on the Board of the CIUSSS de la Capitale nationale

Our counsel from Quebec is involved in his community.

He will be on the board of one of the new Centres intégrés universitaires de santé et services sociaux (CIUSSS).

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The Internet of Things: What If Your Fridge Could Talk?

The interconnection of devices and the issues regarding privacy.

As technology progresses, smart objects are multiplying in our everyday life and they are collecting personal data. Welcome to the age of the Internet of Things.

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Bernard Tremblay Appointed Judge of the Superior Court of Québec

Our partner will serve as a Puisne Judge in the Judicial District of Québec.

One of BCF's key members at our Quebec City office receives an important honor. Mr. Bernard Tremblay leaves our firm after greatly contributing to its rise in the provincial capital.

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CIC Launches New Electronic System For Employers

Newsletter from our business immigration team.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada introduces the Employer Portal on its website.

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Do you know?

François Sawyer

Engineer, Patent Agent

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François Sawyer

514 397-6753

Embedding A Competitor’s Slogan In Your Website’s Meta Tags: Permitted Or Not?

What is acceptable to use to get noticed in search engines.

It’s very tempting to copy a successful competitor’s meta tags or insert the trademark and slogan of that competitor into your own meta tags to attract some of the competitor’s clients to your site.

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A New Cabinet, a New Era for Business Immigration?

Newsletter from our business immigration team.

Here are the new cabinet ministers who will influence immigration and workers' mobility in Canada.

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Is Silence Consent? Not When it Comes to Targeted Advertising!

Targeted Advertising and Privacy Issues

Targeted marketing has become a major trend in business and is frequently part of a company’s marketing strategy. As a business, are you certain you received proper consent to use or sell your clients' personal data?

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Antoine Leduc Hosts Brian Mulroney at the CBA-Quebec

The traditional Dîner Présidentiel attracts leading figures in Montreal.

The event held by CBA-Quebec on June 3rd was a great success and invitees such as the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney and Quebec’s Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée were present.

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Nine of our Attorneys Among the 2016 Edition of the Best Lawyers In Canada

The legal guide recognizes the work of our members.

Nine of BCF's attorneys are chosen in the annual selection of Best Lawyers in Canada, after being recommended by their peers.

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Sophia Khanzadian

Lawyer

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Sophia Khanzadian

514 397-6722

Better Networking : Advice From André Ryan

Our partner is co-leader of the BCF International strategic team.

André Ryan explains some of the best practices to improve its networking and business development in the legal field, in this Leadership in Action podcast.

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Antoine Leduc and Michel Robert Named Lawyers Emeritus

They receive this honorary distinction from the Barreau du Québec.

The Barreau du Québec awards the Advocatus Emeritus distinction to our two lawyers for their careers and their accomplishments.

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The CSST and the CLP Will Examine the Duty to Accommodate

Important changes regarding employment injuries to consider by businesses.

A decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal will force both commissions and employers to review how they handle employment injuries cases.

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Cristiana M. Voiculescu

Lawyer

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Cristiana M.  Voiculescu

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BCF Also Speaks Russian

Our firm at the service of foreign businesses.

The best language for business is… the client’s language. To better serve Russian companies, BCF relies on experienced Russian-speaking professionals.

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Are You Ready? Patent!

A new initiative launched by Quebec to protect your intellectual property assets.

The ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et des Exportations du Québec announced the launch of the programme Premier Brevet. This initiative aims to help SMEs in Quebec invest in the protection of their intellectual property assets.

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