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.More
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.More
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.More
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.More
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.More
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.More
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.More
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.More
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.More
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?More
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.More
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.More
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.More
Represented by Simon Pelletier and Odette Nadon, the real estate developer wins its case against the MTQ.
Our partner and lawyer Simon Pelletier has won its case against the ministère des Transports du Québec, forcing it to demolish an overpass whose construction in 2007 has led to the inundation of the land of his client.More
Our partner will now assume a strategic position within this important organization.
The American Chamber of Commerce Quebec Chapter seeks to better U.S.-Canada cross-border business.More
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.More
Some thoughts to ponder for businesses
The singer Taylor Swift recently acquired the domain names taylorswift.porn and taylorswift.sucks... It is merely part of a strategy to protect her image and trade-mark.More
BCF’S LABOUR LAW CHRONICLE
On March 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a major decision involving constructive dismissal.More
The obligations of companies running commercial activities in Quebec
The posting rules of the Charter of the French Language regarding a web site, also known as Bill 101, may often give rise to interpretation, which unfortunately varies between the positions of the Office Québécois de la Langue Française (OQLF) and the court decisions.More
A guide to mergers and acquisitions
For more details about corporate law, the Competition Act, the Investment Act, employment law, the Charter of the French Language, tax considerations, environmental law or other legal matters, we invite you to read our guide to mergers and acquisitions.More
BCF Business Law keeps you informed of the latest news in the world of business immigration and labour mobility. Helping you deal with globalization. That's what we mean by a different kind of practice.More
Court clarifies Charter exemption for unregistered trade marks
Twenty English-speaking merchants of Montreal recently contested a charge of non-compliance with the Charter of the French Language, better known as Bill 101. The defence of some merchants prevailed.More
DEATH OF OUR PARTNER STEPHEN D. HART
It is with great sadness and deep emotion that we learned of the death of our friend and colleague Stephen D. Hart following a courageous battle against cancer.More
The court’s decision is sure to send a powerful message concerning its conception of Canadian federalism today
The Supreme Court of Canada will soon decide whether the Legislative Assembly of Alberta is constitutionally required to adopt and publish its laws in both English and French.More
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.More
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?More
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.More
On November 20, Nathalie Gagnon, a partner at BCF specializing in mergers and acquisitions, received one of Canada’s most coveted and prestigious legal awards, Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. This award is considered by many in the legal community to be one of the most important in the country.More
On November 19 2014, nearly 250 people took part in the Great BCF's 2014 Gathering in our offices at the Complexe Jules-Dallaire in Sainte-Foy to mark the arrival of several members of the Quebec office. Many current and potential customers came to visit us, showing us their confidence in our firm.More
BCF Business Law wishes to highlight a major honour for its consulting partner, the Honourable Michel Robert. The Quebec division of the Canadian Bar Association has created the Michel-Robert Prizes to honour his contribution to Canadian justice.More
TOP 10 SUGGESTIONS
This article provides a checklist of best practices/suggestions that, in an ideal world, could be followed depending on the deal-specific circumstances, to help manage acquisitions by private equity firms efficiently (particularly in terms of timing and professional fees).More
On October 29th, Fondaction CSN announced that it is joining the shareholders of Énergère, an energy service company. The venture capital fund’s $8,250,000 investment will allow Énergère to support the implementation of its business strategy.More
For more than two years IKEA tried to convince the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that its swiveling office chairs should not be considered domestic furniture. Because, while swivel chairs meant to be used in a business environment can be imported into Canada duty-free, an 8% tariff applies if they are for use in a home office. Does that make sense?More
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.More
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.More
BCF's young professionals business development committee is pleased to report that its networking event, "Créez votre avenir autrement" cocktail reception held September 11, 2014 was a huge success.More
Congratulations to our colleague Julie Lessard, a partner and business immigration law specialist, who received the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) 2014 Chair’s Award for her outstanding contribution to the CERC and the relocation industry.More
On September 11, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved the acquisition of specialty channels MusiquePlus and MusiMax by our client, Groupe V Média.More
Canadian trade-mark registration term reduced from 15 to 10 years – Early renewal of current registrations to be consideredSeptember 19th, 2014
Several amendments to the Trade-marks Act (the “Act”) are expected to come into effect at the end of 2014 or during 2015 and the Canadian government is currently working on amendments to the Trade-mark Regulations(the “Regulations”) and on transitional provisions to the coming into effect amendment to the Act.More
BCF is very proud to announce that one of its partners, Antoine Leduc, will be President of the Quebec Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA Quebec) for 2014-2015.
Congratulations to our partner André Lepage and his sports law team for their work in over a dozen NHL arbitration cases this summer, including P.K Subban’s.More
REGISTRATION OF TRUSTS
The Enterprise Registrar recently sent a letter to certain trusts informing them of the new obligations to be met by trusts under An Act Respecting the Legal Publicity of Enterprises (“ARLPE”).More