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Exclusive Mini-MBA for BCF Professionals

January 30th, 2017

More than ever at BCF, we’ve been putting the training and the mentoring of our professionals at the heart of our development strategy.

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Lobbying: From theory to practice

January 27th, 2017

Gaining a better understanding of the Act and the activities it governs

Our lawyers, Isabelle Landry and Émilie Nadeau, presented this information session along with the team from Hill+Knowlton Strategies last December.

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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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BCF CONTINUES ITS QUÉBEC CITY EXPANSION

January 24th, 2017

FOUR YOUNG LAWYERS JOIN THE TEAM

Jean-Philippe Beaudet, Nicolas Guimond, Laurence Pépin and Isabel Pouliot join the firm’s office in the Capital.

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Smart objects: BCF expertise showcased in La Presse +

January 18th, 2017

The internet of things is a revolution for both businesses and consumers

Our partners Adam Allouba and Pascal Lauzon provide sound advice to businesses planning on manufacturing such objects.

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JULIEN LACHERÉ, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXPERT, JOINS THE BCF BUSINESS LAW PARTNER TEAM

January 12th, 2017

A registered patent agent in Canada and the United States, Mr. Lacheré joined BCF in 2014.

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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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BCF Closes its Barbados Office

January 9th, 2017

From now on, BCF’s cross-border tax specialists will serve the international needs of the firm’s clients from its offices in Montreal and Quebec City.

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Happy Holidays!

December 23rd, 2016

May the new year be full of happiness and success!

We wish you a very joyous holiday season with family and friends!

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Precautionary Measures for Holiday Parties

December 13th, 2016

An important reminder at this time of the year

Read the list of employers responsibilities.

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BCF raises over $155,000 for the Centraide Campaign

December 9th, 2016

Again this year, the firm supports the efforts of this great organization

By participating in some twenty activities held in Montreal and Quebec in the last two weeks of November, the BCF team managed to raise this money, which will go to fund the various assistance programs that Centraide offers those in need.

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BCF WELCOMES FOUR YOUNG LAWYERS WITHIN ITS RANKS

December 5th, 2016

Having brilliantly completed their Barreau du Québec internship amid the BCF team, Vincent Chaurette, Érika Bernard, Marc Étienne Boucher and David Siméon have agreed to launch their careers as lawyers with our firm.

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What you need to know sooner than later regarding the upcoming amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act

November 28th, 2016

Our partners Johanne Auger and Frédéric Dionne have identified five key elements in light of the coming into force of the significant amendments.

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Our partner, Guy Rouleau, now on the Board of the Quebec Technology Association

November 25th, 2016

His expertise could be very valuable to the organization and its 500 members.

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Lucky Number 50: Losing “Private Issuer” Status

November 25th, 2016

the importance of deconstructing myths

Our Partner Adam Allouba helps you understand this complex issue.

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A new online training is now available

November 22nd, 2016

8 training sessions are available on BCF.TV

Lawyer Isabelle Landry presents "Les acteurs de l’aménagement du territoire et leur rôle."

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BCF is a proud sponsor of the Technology Fast 50™ program

November 21st, 2016

Québec firms shine among the winners

Several professionals of the firm have sat on the jury.

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PATENTABILITY IN THE DIGITAL ERA

November 11th, 2016

A comparative analysis of European and American law in this field

A summary of the conference given by BCF and Loyer & Abello in Paris last september.

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The firm’s expertise is recognized in Chambers Canada

October 21st, 2016

The prestigious legal directory also highlighted our partners’contribution to their practice areas

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A new book by our lawyer, Shaun Finn

October 17th, 2016

“L’action collective au Québec” is published by Éditions Yvon Blais

His expertise adds to the body of knowledge in this growing field.

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BCF's class action team presents its new book

October 5th, 2016

This book was described as an indispensable tool for lawyers who work as in-house counsels

It was written by 7 of BCF's class action team lawyers.

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BCF BUSINESS LAW UNVEILS ITS NEW GLOBAL EMPLOYEE MOBILITY DEPARTMENT

September 29th, 2016

With our integrated services, we can handle all the factors involved in employee mobility

BCF can now offer companies tailor-made solutions.

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BCF BUSINESS LAW WELCOMES MARC-ANDRÉ GODARD AS NEW PARTNER

September 26th, 2016

A well-known tax lawyer, he has joined the domestic and international taxation group of the firm

Recognized for his client approach and his understanding of the business world, he will enhance the expertise of BCF’s seasoned team.

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BCF BUSINESS LAW WELCOMES PAULE TARDIF AS NEW PARTNER

September 6th, 2016

The arrival of Paule Tardif on our team is great news for our clients and colleagues, while confirming our leadership in the legal services sector

She will be focusing essentially on financial services, insolvency and reorganization.

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An important commercial mission for the entrepreneurs of Femmes Alpha

August 29th, 2016

BCF is proud to have contributed to the initiative of these business women.

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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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Pokémon Go: Legal Issues That Could Snowball

August 19th, 2016

A number of legal issues surrounding its use seem to be arising.

These should definitely be taken into account by anyone creating a new revolutionary application.

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The BCF Business Law team ranks again in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers®

August 12th, 2016

Eleven of BCF's members are chosen in the annual selection of Best Lawyers in Canada for the excellence of their practice and of the services they provide to their clients.

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Non-Competition Clauses in the Course of Employment: A Consideration is a Must

August 3rd, 2016

Make sure you use the right approach

The signature of such restrictive clauses in the course of employment is subject to a rigorous exercise. Our lawyer Claudia Parent explains what you need to know on this issue.

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BCF and Delegation of the Province of Quebec business leaders in Moscow, Russia

July 27th, 2016

Our professionals were part of a first Canadian commercial delegation to be invited to the Canadian Embassy in Russia in over 2 years

Ilya Kalnish and Oleksiy Malashenko also took part to the Canada-Russia Business Council (CRBC) conference which was co-sponsored by BCF.

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UNITED-STATES: FAST-TRACK REVIEW FOR CANCER-IMMUNOTHERAPY PATENTS

July 26th, 2016

Our specialists explain how this Pilot Program could be highly advantageous for anyone working in oncology who is seeking a quick and affordable patent grant.

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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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Hungry for knowledge

July 11th, 2016

BCF Partner and Chairman of the Board talks to Droit Inc.

André Morrissette explains BCF's client approach, its vision of the law and the values that guide the members of the firm day-to-day.

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All you need to know about international trademark protection

July 8th, 2016

Our partner and head of the trademarks sector, Johanne Auger, offers an approach that will allow you to find a strategy focused on your needs. A five-point summary of her last training session.

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SMEs and cyber-risks: inertia is no longer an option

July 7th, 2016

Right now the real question is not whether businesses should manage the cyber-risks associated with their operations, but the issue is how they should do it

Some advice of our partner and lawyer Serge LeBel to ensure better protection of your business on the web.

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A $5,700,000 Private Placement Closed by BCF Client Alliance Magnesium

July 5th, 2016

Our partners and lawyers Gilles Seguin and Adam Allouba assisted Alliance Magnesium throughout the process.

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Impact of UK ‘BREXIT’ referendum outcome on Patents, Designs and Trademarks in Europe

June 28th, 2016

What to expect after the british vote?

Our intellectual property specialists suggest possible scenarios.

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La Presse article highlights the expertise of BCF's intellectual property professionals

June 27th, 2016

Two of the firm's partners, Dominic Goudreault and Pascal Lauzon explain the advantages of registering industrial designs and patents

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All you need to know about Québec's National Holiday, Canada Day and the Labour Standards Act

June 21st, 2016

To fully comply with the law, remember the following important rules

This year, the National Holiday and Canada Day both fall on a Friday. This could be a real headache for employers.

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BCF Partner Marc Brouillette strengthens his involvement in the economic development of Sept-Îles

June 16th, 2016

He will now head Développement Économique Sept-Îles (DÉSI)

Well-known in the region for his many achievements, he meets this new challenge with enormous optimism

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Laurent Roy joins BCF as consulting partner

June 13th, 2016

He will be working with the real estate law team

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BCF lawyer Tamila Ziani is acknowledged for her social involvement

June 3rd, 2016

Her talent is recognized by the government

She was appointed to the board of directors of the Conseil de gestion de l’assurance parentale by the Council of Ministers.

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Extracting cash from a corporation

May 31st, 2016

Our tax lawyers explain which strategy to use.

An analysis of the tax implications of extracting cash from a corporation is often based on the salary-dividend axis.

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Understanding the short prescription period that applies in municipal matters

May 18th, 2016

More complex then it appears.

When the time comes to institute legal proceedings against a municipality, the short prescription period that applies in such matters is often forgotten or misunderstood.

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Buying a business: What legal protection does a potential buyer have during the negotiations?

May 10th, 2016

Making the least possible commitment while keeping the negotiations exclusive.

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Death of Nicolas Mateesco Matte

April 26th, 2016

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of our former colleague.

Nicolas Mateesco Matte, who practised with our firm as counsel until 2009, died on April 13th at the age of 102.

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On your marks ! Get ready for some changes to come

April 25th, 2016

Trademarks Act in Canada

Several changes regarding the Trademarks Act (Canada) will come into force in 2018.

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BCF, proud partner of the 1st Montreal International Triathlon

April 20th, 2016

An exciting partnership !

BCF is proud to present a new major athletic event to be held in our metropolis.

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So you're selling online and you're looking to protect your trademark internationally.

April 18th, 2016

YES, BUT...

Registering your trademark internationally is an important step to consider. The intention is good, but reality is more complicated.

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