A different kind of practice

BCF plays a major role in the acquisition of a Québec cannabis producer by Emerald Health Therapeutics

BCF is proud to have represented Emerald Health Therapeutics in its acquisition of Agro-Biotech, a Québec-based cannabis producer.

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Anonymization? Think Again

Caution is advised when considering anonymization to circumvent the rigid data collection, use and communication requirements set out in Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or in Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

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BCF BUSINESS LAW LAUNCHES BCF VENTURES, A SUPER ANGEL FUND INSPIRED BY THE BEST PRACTICES FROM SILICON VALLEY

A FIRST IN MONTRÉAL

The BCF Business Law's partners are pooling their resources to drive the growth of technology startups and create Québec's very first Super Angel Fund.

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BCF unveils its second cohort of BCF Imagine

In addition to celebrating the first anniversary of BCF Imagine, the 10 startups selected to be part of the second cohort were unveiled yesterday.

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What we should retain from the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada

Three important findings stand out in recent judgments of the country's highest court. Be aware of these key elements when you're appealing from a decision in administrative law.

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BCF, a proud partner in the success of the first Sport'Aide's benefit cocktail

The benefit auction raised $27,425!

The first Sport'Aide benefit cocktail was presided by our partner Serge LeBel and raised $27,425 to support Sport'Aide's mission.

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Frédéric Côté

Partner, Lawyer

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Frédéric Côté

514 397-4591

The Deep Web and Dark Web demystified for businesses

Among the multitude of platforms from which transactions are concluded, the Deep Web and Dark Web are currently at the heart of some of the most important commercial activities. It is in the interest of your business to pay attention to this, both for prevention of cyberattacks and for due diligence.

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Marijuana Legalization: What to expect for employers?

Since the federal government has announced its bill on cannabis legalization, many employers are concerned, rightly so, by the impending impacts in the workplace. Here are important things to keep in mind as you manoeuver with the new legislation.

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The GDPR is Coming: How to Get Ready

8 measures that organisations should take to become compliant

Recently there has been much concern – some justified, some less so – about the coming into force on May 25, 2018 of the General Data Protection Regulation. While the regulation should be taken seriously and organisations brought into compliance with the new law, there is no reason to panic.

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

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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Is your organisation collecting too much data and is it well protected?

The Cambridge Analytica case reminds us that organizations need more than ever to protect the information they collect. Is there a foolproof way to ensure good data management or is a leak inevitable? Overview of the steps to take to better protect the data collected by your company.

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Émilie Leblanc

Lawyer

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Émilie Leblanc

418 692-5535

The impact of sanctions on your plans for expansion

Export? Yes, but what? Where? To whom? Why? - Continued

It is of the essence, before you engage in any international transaction, to be aware of the sanctions that may apply to the country toward which you export, or the persons involved. Our experts can help you keep up to date and establish appropriate processes and policies.

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BCF - Dedicated to your growth

BCF is at the heart of Quebec's entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem. Every day, we accompany clients in their strategic operations. Here is a summary of the year 2017 highlights of the firm.

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Smart contracts to enable automated transactions

One of the promising applications of blockchain

Transactions made with blockchains not only ensure data safety, but also automate the terms of an undertaking. Our Blockchain team has scrutinized these smart contracts.

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BCF at the forefront of Delma Group's listing

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

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Bill 176 modifying the labor standards: significant impacts for employers

An analysis of our labor and employment law team of the impacts of the draft law on employers following its tabling in the National Assembly on March 20, 2018.

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2018 Federal Budget – Analysis of Passive Investment Income's mesures

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.

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Frédéric Dorion

Partner, Lawyer

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Frédéric Dorion

418 649-5471

2018 Federal Budget : New Filing Requirements for Trusts and Other Obligations

Trusts which did not have filing obligations in the past may be subject to the new reporting requirements starting 2021.

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BCF recognized among Canada's Best Managed Companies

The firm is a member of the Platinum Club.

We are the only law firm in Québec to have received this high honour!

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The important questions you need to ask yourself before exporting

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.

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BCF is pleased to announce that tax lawyer Héléna Gagné has joined its Wealth Protection team

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.

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Ilya Kalnish honoured at the Client Choice Awards 2018 for a second consecutive year!

Since 2005 this prestigious legal award has been recognizing firms and their partners for excellence in terms of their abilities and their client service.

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

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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Preserving the identity of your company after you’ve sold it

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.

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Entrepreneur or executive: Who will have access to your will?

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?

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