A different kind of practice

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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Ilya Kalnish

Partner, Trademark and Patent Agent

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Ilya Kalnish

514 787-2789

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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Anne-Marie Boucher

Lawyer

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Anne-Marie Boucher

514 397-6930

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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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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A new BCF.TV training course is now available

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.

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How do you protect an innovation?

A La Presse+ report

Partners Dominique Babin and Julien Lacheré answered questions posed by technological SMEs wanting to protect their innovations.

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LAUNCHING YOUR STARTUP – Walk trough

You’re launching your business? Congratulations! Here are ten points you should consider to get off on the right foot.

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CETA AND THE INVESTMENT CANADA ACT: WHAT HAS CHANGED

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.

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A NEW BOOK BY TWO LAWYERS WITH THE BCF REAL ESTATE TEAM

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.

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What's new in Labour law 2017

Seminar hosted by the Labour and Employment Law group in Québec City on October 13th.

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Serge Fournier

Partner, Lawyer

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Serge Fournier

514 397-6901

Renewed mandate for the BCF Executive Committee

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.

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Legal Due Diligence

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.

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CETA AND PHARMACEUTICAL PATENTS: SUPPLEMENTARY PROTECTION CERTIFICATES NOW ESTABLISHED IN CANADA

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.

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BCF is proud to welcome tax litigator Joel Scheuerman who has joined its Montreal office as a partner

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.

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THE CANADA-EUROPEAN UNION FREE-TRADE AGREEMENT (CETA) IS NOW EFFECTIVE

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.

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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

Our specialists will be pleased to advise you concerning the opportunities offered by the public procurement markets made available with the implementation of CETA.

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