A different kind of practice

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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A Major Victory for BCF Client Héritage Terrebonne

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.

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Julie Lessard Is Elected Co-Chair of AmCham Quebec!

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.

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

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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Securities Crowdfunding For SMEs In Canada

A New Form Of Financing To Consider By SMEs

Securities crowdfunding is a new, easier way for SMEs to raise capital from individuals through the Internet.

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What to do with the domain name extensions .porn, .sucks, etc.?

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.

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FROM ADMINISTRATIVE SUSPENSION TO CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL...

BCF’S LABOUR LAW CHRONICLE

On March 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a major decision involving constructive dismissal.

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On your marks! Ready for changes?

Significant legislative changes for the Trademarks Act in Canada

Several changes regarding the Trademarks Act (Canada) and the regulations made under the Act will come into force in 2016.

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FRENCH IS SEEN MORE ON THE WEB

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.

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Acquiring a Business in Canada

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.

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FLYOVER: AN OVERVIEW OF IMMIGRATION AND WORKFORCE MOBILITY NEWS

IMMIGRATION NEWSLETTER

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.

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DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING ENGLISH COMMERCIAL SIGNS

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.

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The passing of a symbol of entrepreneurship, creativity and dedication

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.

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The Supreme Court's decision on official bilingualism in Alberta will send a powerful message

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.

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BCF will hire two of its articling students!

Martin Côté and Gretta Ghorayeb will be hired as lawyers by BCF in March, after they are sworn in

BCF has produced a short video of some events from the 2015 student recruitment (French only).

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PROUDLY MADE IN CANADA

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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BCF WELCOMES THREE NEW PARTNERS TO ITS RANKS

BCF Business Law is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Brigitte Nepveu, Julie Lavigne and Ilya Kalnish as new partners with the firm.

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INTERESTED BY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC PROCUREMENTS?

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

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Erik Yelemanov

Technical Consultant, Patents

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PHARMACEUTICAL PATENTS

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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P. Mario Charpentier

Managing Partner, Lawyer, C.Dir., C.Adm.

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BCF represents new purchaser of Hôtel Le Concorde

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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NATHALIE GAGNON RECEIVES ONE OF CANADA’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS LEGAL AWARDS

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.

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Great BCF's 2014 Gathering

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.

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THE MICHEL-ROBERT PRIZES: A MAJOR HONOUR FOR OUR CONSULTING PARTNER

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.

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HOW TO MANAGE PRIVATE EQUITY TRANSACTIONS EFFICIENTLY

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).

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Énergère: BCF helps to secure financing

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.

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The return of baseball in sports news

The possible return of a Major League Baseball franchise to Montreal was back in the news recently. BCF is playing a leading role in this project.

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Swiveling between home and office: A case for the common swivel chair

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?

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