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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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Éric Amyot

Partner, Lawyer

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Éric Amyot

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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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BCF shifts towards urban mobility!

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.

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BCF to host the 1st edition of the Startup Innovation Forum

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.

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BCF is proud to welcome five of its lawyers to the partnership

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.

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Net neutrality threatened: The issues summarized

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.

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Increased power of local municipalities to impose direct taxes

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.

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Annie Gauthier joins BCF as a partner

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.

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BCF and Montréal InVivo join forces to advise entrepreneurs

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.

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BCF is proud to reveal the 10 startups in its first BCF Imagine group

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.

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André Morrissette and Odette Nadon become Lawyers Emeritus

Their outstanding contribution has been recognized by the Barreau du Québec

The title Advocatus Emeritus were officially bestowed on November 21 in Montréal.

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BCF Imagine website receives a Canadian award for the quality of its marketing approach

The BCF team received the award at the Your Honor Awards gala held by the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Eastern Canadian Region.

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BCF employees raise $190,000 for the Centraide Campaign

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.

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Bertrand Giroux

Partner, Lawyer

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Bertrand Giroux

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The canadian market is more open than ever

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.

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Startup funds and seed capital: BCF's network into action

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.

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BCF LAWYERS

法律事務所はどこも同じ …そう思っていませんか?

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Michèle Gouin

Lawyer

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Michèle Gouin

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CETA: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOBILITY RIGHTS OF BUSINESS TRAVELERS

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.

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The new BCF directors have been chosen

Three new partners join the BD

André Morrissette & Gilles Seguin have been reelected by the membres of the board as president and vice president.

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