The proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act essentially concern the measures relating to passive investment income of corporations. These new modifications will have an impact on the small business deduction and will tighten the requirements for reimbursable dividend tax on hand.More
The firm is a member of the Platinum Club.
We are the only law firm in Québec to have received this high honour!More
The BCF team is proud to have assisted this visionary businessman as part of this major transaction for Quebec City’s downtown.More
What? Where? To whom? Why?
It is of the essence, before you engage in any international transaction, to proceed with an analysis of goods and technology, to ensure that the required permits are obtained. You also need to be aware of the sanctions that may apply to the country toward which you export, or the persons involved. Experts can help you develop and implement a plan for carrying out your international expansion so that you can rest easy.More
A prominent young tax lawyer, Héléna joins a team that includes some of the best experts in Quebec in tax planning, estate planning and wealth protection.More
Since 2005 this prestigious legal award has been recognizing firms and their partners for excellence in terms of their abilities and their client service.More
If you sell online via your website, make sure that you adapt your practices for collecting your customers’ personal informationFebruary 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.More
A frequently asked question
Our lawyer and partner Julie Doré discusses in La Presse Affaires an issue that is important to those entrepreneurs who want to ensure that the business they created continues to reflect their values after it is sold to someone else.More
When your father dies, you find out that he bequeathed his entire estate to his new wife and named her liquidator of the succession. She refuses to let you see the will. What can you do?More
The firm subscribes to the STM and RTM employer programs in order to promote the use of public transit by its employees. Thanks to this initiative, it will become the official partner of the City of Montréal as part of its Sustainable Montréal development plan.More
The urban mobility was the theme of this Forum
The mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, attended this first major rendezvous in 2018 between the business community and the newly-elected municipal administration.More
These young lawyers are among the best of their generation in their respective practices. As talented as they are hard-working, they toil on a daily basis to put forth tangible solutions for our clients.More
The Internet has become the platform of choice for the exchange and sharing of ideas, and net neutrality advocates speak about a real attack on freedom of speech on the web that could have a tangible commercial impact on businesses that depend on the Internet and bandwidth for their commercial activities.More
By adopting this Autonomy Act, the National Assembly has granted local municipalities governed by the Cities and Towns Act or the Municipal Code of Québec authorization to impose any municipal tax in its territory, provided it is a direct tax.More
She is one of the most respected lawyers in the field of technology and life sciences
Her presence adds to the many recognized talents on our business law team specializing in life sciences, and is further evidence of our leadership in this industry.More
Governance and marketing agreements are central to the issues faced by life sciences enterprises.
The first online training module is now available! André Morrissette, a partner in our firm, provides sound advice about governance, with a focus on training for a board of directors.More
These businesses have developed unique technologies in the areas of life sciences, agriculture, artificial intelligence, blockchain, media, electricity or personalized support. Each one has everything needed to become major players in tomorrow’s economy.More
Their outstanding contribution has been recognized by the Barreau du Québec
The title Advocatus Emeritus were officially bestowed on November 21 in Montréal.More
The BCF team received the award at the Your Honor Awards gala held by the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Eastern Canadian Region.More
This historic group effort bears witness to the incredible generosity and profound humanity of our team members.
Everyone’s efforts will allow us to make a difference in the lives of people in need.More
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.More
Thanks to the leadership of our Partner Mireille Fontaine, BCF brought in the representatives of four new investment funds to share their experience and talk about the challenges the industry faces in 2017, as part of a panel organized by Réseau Capital in partnership with Investissement Québec.More
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.More
Three new partners join the BD
André Morrissette & Gilles Seguin have been reelected by the membres of the board as president and vice president.More
Learn more about the web and mobile terms and conditions of use in a training session given by BCF Partner, Pascal Lauzon, and lawyers, Maude Papillon and Samuel Lajoie.More
A La Presse+ report
Partners Dominique Babin and Julien Lacheré answered questions posed by technological SMEs wanting to protect their innovations.More
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.More
THIS IS THE THIRD BOOK OF PIERRE DELISLE AND JOSEPH-ANDRÉ ROY
This book is a reference tool for any decision-maker working in a public body and for all real estate professionals, including lawyers, notaries, appraisers, real estate developers, urban planners, surveyors, bankers and insurers.More
Mario Charpentier remains Managing Partner of the firm. Pierre Allard, Julie Doré, Mario Welsh and Sylvain Boissé retain their positions as members of the executive committee.More
If you are considering selling your business or if your plans will soon require equity or quasi-equity financing, now is the time to prepare for the legal due diligence of your company. And the sooner, the better.More
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.More
BCF is proud to welcome tax litigator Joel Scheuerman who has joined its Montreal office as a partnerSeptember 21st, 2017
Joel is one of the most impressive tax litigators of his generation.
Joel’s practise includes representing clients with national tax litigation issues, and in the context of these mandates he will work in collaboration with BCF's allied firms in the Toronto area and in western Canada.More
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.More
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.More
Are you ready for Europe?
Our Legal Counsel, Didier Culat is featured in the September 4th edition of the business section of La Presse.More
BCF Business Law is proud to open the doors to its new reception area on the 25th floor, designed to offer our clients a most welcoming experience when they visit BCF.
Everything you must know about the provisions of CETA, starting September 21, 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.More
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.More
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.More
Our lawyer Shaun E. Finn explores the key elements of the Class action defence.
On BCF.TV, you will find nine accredited training sessions that provide practical information on topics important to those in the business world.More
Our team analysed the impacts of these propositions. A must read to know how they could impact your business.More