Current affairs

Protection of personal data: new measures put in place by the European Union

April 9th, 2018

Is your business affected? If so, how to comply?

Interviewed by La Presse, our lawyers Didier Culat and Nicolas St-Sauveur comment on the new European measures to which Québec SMEs doing business in Europe will have to comply.

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BCF at the forefront of Delma Group's listing

March 23rd, 2018

The BCF team is proud to have assisted Delma Group, a real estate Montreal company, in its approval for listing.

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If you sell online via your website, make sure that you adapt your practices for collecting your customers’ personal information

February 15th, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force in May 2018; it imposes many new requirements on enterprises that collect data on their European clients. Make sure you are ready.

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The canadian market is more open than ever

November 15th, 2017

Will you take advantage of the new CETA agreement?

On average European businesses paid 8.56% duties for the products they sold in Canada before CETA implementation. Now it has entered provisionally into force, 98.4% of those duties have been eliminated.

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CETA: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOBILITY RIGHTS OF BUSINESS TRAVELERS

October 27th, 2017

Although business travelers have greater mobility rights under CETA, we note that these rights are not as generous as those granted under the Maastricht Treaty.

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CETA AND THE INVESTMENT CANADA ACT: WHAT HAS CHANGED

October 10th, 2017

As part of its implementation of CETA, the Government of Canada has adopted regulations and introduced legislation to increase that enterprise value threshold to $1.5 billion for buyers who reside in EU-member states.

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CETA AND PHARMACEUTICAL PATENTS: SUPPLEMENTARY PROTECTION CERTIFICATES NOW ESTABLISHED IN CANADA

September 27th, 2017

CETA introduces several changes in the field of patents critical for those conducting research and development in the pharmaceutical field and bringing medicinal products to market in Canada.

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THE CANADA-EUROPEAN UNION FREE-TRADE AGREEMENT (CETA) IS NOW EFFECTIVE

September 21st, 2017

ARE YOU READY FOR EUROPE?

98% of existing custom tariffs between Canada and the European Union are now abolished. The immediate reduction of custom tariffs represents a significant advantage that other international competitors will not have.

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PROUDLY MADE IN CANADA

September 15th, 2017

PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS ON THE EVE OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FREE-TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

Our specialists will be pleased to advise you concerning the opportunities offered by the public procurement markets made available with the implementation of CETA.

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Seven ways you can benefit from the opening of the European market

September 5th, 2017

Are you ready for Europe?

Our Legal Counsel, Didier Culat is featured in the September 4th edition of the business section of La Presse.

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Are you ready for Europe?

August 30th, 2017

Now signed, the new Trade Deal with the EU enters into force in September 2017

The questions to be answered in order to quickly take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity for businesses here.

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CETA: DID YOU GET YOUR CHEESE QUOTA?

August 18th, 2017

Cheese alert: apply before september 8, 2017 for a part of the 16,000,000 kg of cheese import quota made available by Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union.

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BCF’s Expertise Featured on the West Coast

April 30th, 2017

Our free-trade specialist, Didier Culat, addresses opportunities for Canadian companies under CETA in Vancouver.

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BCF's expertise published in the Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF)

March 22nd, 2017

Our Lawyer Didier Culat talks about CETA and free trade

The Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF) is an important employer organization and is present in all regions.

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CETA: a great opportunity for our businesses

March 3rd, 2017

Our lawyer Didier Culat answers IQ questions on the subject.

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BCF TO ADVISE QUEBEC MANUFACTURING COMPANIES LOOKING TO BREAK IN TO THE EUROPEAN MARKET

January 24th, 2017

Investissement Québec’s Manufacturing Initiative tour is visiting 17 cities

Our lawyer Didier Culat is one of a handful of experts participating in the tour.

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DIDIER CULAT IN FRANCE TO OUTLINE NEW CANADA-EUROPE AGREEMENT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

January 11th, 2017

From the moment CETA enters into force, 99% of customs tariffs between our two economies will be eliminated

"We, as lawyers, are here to help businesses make sense of it all and achieve a thriving export strategy”, noted Mr. Culat.

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Is Vancouver’s new real estate tax allowed under the free-trade agreements?

August 22nd, 2016

Our specialist Didier Culat gives his opinion in the last publication of Tax Notes International

Having a better grasp of these complex issues will help you close your deals.

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A new BCF.TV training course is now available by Didier Culat

July 20th, 2016

Learn more about the free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union in a training session given by BCF Legal Counsel, Didier Culat

You can attend this Barreau-du-Québec-accredited course online.

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Mobility Rights of Business Travelers Under the CETA

January 21st, 2016

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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Video: Canada's Free Trade Agreements and Quebec's Manufacturers

June 2nd, 2015

What to know about the latest free trade agreements concluded by Canada.

What are the key points from the latest free trade agreements signed by Canada with the European Union and South Korea? Our lawyer Didier Culat explains why manufacturers from Quebec should be interested.

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PROUDLY MADE IN CANADA

February 6th, 2015

PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS ON THE EVE OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FREE-TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

It is important to note that in order to be eligible to duty free benefits, goods exported to the European Union must qualify as products originating in Canada, as defined in the CETA.

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INTERESTED BY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC PROCUREMENTS?

January 19th, 2015

THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL INCREASE ACCESS TO NEW MARKETS

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PHARMACEUTICAL PATENTS

November 27th, 2014

THREE THINGS THAT WILL CHANGE WITh THE CANADA-EUROPEAN UNION FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

Do you conduct research and development in the pharmaceutical field? Do you find that the protection under the Patent Act in Canada is sufficient particularly when you compare this protection with that of other countries?

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BCF represents new purchaser of Hôtel Le Concorde

November 26th, 2014

Hôtel Le Concorde in Quebec City officially opened its doors on October 22nd. The BCF team actively represented the new purchaser, a group of hotel owners led by Jean-Guy Sylvain, in a deal that made headlines last spring.

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ARE YOU THINKING OF SELLING REBLOCHON OR GORGONZOLA?

October 24th, 2014

Be careful — some European geographical indications are protected under the Canada-European Union Free Trade Agreement!

You should be aware that the Canada - European Union Free Trade Agreement protects 179 geographical indications concerning foods and beer.

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SIGNING OF CANADA-EUROPEAN UNION FREE-TRADE AGREEMENT

October 1st, 2014

On September 26, 2014, Canada and the European Union signed a Free-Trade Agreement to promote and facilitate commercial trade between Canada and the European Union. The subject of negotiations since May 2009, this agreement follows the agreement in principle reached on October 18, 2013.

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