Monthly Archives: August 2020

Preliminary Measures to Exercising a Hypothecary Right and Appointment of a Receiver: The Court of Appeal of Quebec Sheds Light on a Dispute

By Annie Claude Beauchemin, Jean-Yves Fortin, Ad. E., and Elyssa Leiberman, from our Business Law Practice Group

August 6, 2020 — On July 20, 2020, the Court of Appeal finally ruled on a controversy that had existed for several years in Quebec regarding the respect of the delays set out in the Civil Code of Québec [CCQ] for the surrender of property, in the context of a recourse undertaken by a secured creditor under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act [BIA] (Séquestre de Media5 Corporation, 2020 QCCA 943). It is now clear that a secured creditor who wishes to appoint a national receiver under section 243 BIA in order to enforce its security, will first have to ensure that the prior notice period set out in article 2758 CCQ has duly expired. However, it will remain possible to plead that urgent circumstances require the appointment of an interim receiver under sections 46, 47 or 47.1 of the BIA.

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Regulatory “sandboxes” in the sphere of digital innovations will begin to operate in Russia

Published on July 31, 2020 the Federal Law “On Experimental Legal Regimes in the Field of Digital Innovation”1 will enter into force in January 2021.

The federal law defines the purposes and principles of experimental legal regimes in the sphere of digital innovations, the circle of participants of experimental legal regimes in the sphere of digital innovations, and also regulates the relations connected with their establishment and realization, including change, suspension, termination, monitoring, estimation of their efficiency and effectiveness.

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A Snapshot of our Recent Activity — Business Law

Assembled by Herbert Z. Pinchuk, Head of our Business Law Group

August 6, 2020 — Just like countless businesses and individuals all over the world, RSS was hit by the COVID-19 crisis. As numerous sectors of the economy ground to a halt, our activities were significantly reduced.

Significantly, but not completely!

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Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast | Episode 11: Bruce Feuchter | Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Bruce Feuchter is a partner with Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, a Southern California law firm and member of the International Lawyers Network. In this episode, Lindsay and Bruce chat about the challenges of business development in a pandemic, why phone calls are better than email when it comes to your clients, and how to engage with your lawyers and professionals over the challenging issues that arise as part of a pandemic. Listen here!

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Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Criminalization of Genetic Discrimination

By Ariane Légère-Bordeleau, from our Insurance Law Practice Group

August 4, 2020 — On July 10, a 275-paragraph judgment (Reference re Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, 2020 SCC 17) handed down by a five-to-four majority of the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the constitutional validity of sections 1 to 7 of the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act [Act].

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Video: The Chief Legal Officer’s Role in Transition Back to the Workplace – Employment Law This Week

Featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  As enterprises continue to weigh the decisions and risks related to workplace transition, CLOs play a crucial role in addressing everything from leading the legal team and functions remotely, to the heightened organizational data privacy and security risk or the tax and immigration concerns that have arisen from these employee transitions.

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Need to Know: Amendment to Louisiana Non-Compete Statute Took Effect on August 1, 2020

Louisiana has long had in its statutes one of the nation’s most distinctive non-compete laws, and that statute has just been amended in a subtle but important way.  LA. R.S. 23:921 essentially provides that every agreement that restrains someone from engaging in any profession, trade or business is null and void, unless the prohibition against competing meets one of the specific exceptions provided in the statute.

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Step One to Blogging Success: Find your Why

Last week, I mentioned that I’d had the chance to sit down with LexBlog’s Bob Ambrogi to discuss all things ILN, podcasting, blogging and more. I wanted to share the full interview with you this week. You can check out a written digest of some of the highlights of the interview here, or watch the full conversation below:

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Who’s who legal. Restructuring & insolvency 2020, ITALY.

Who's who legal. Restructuring & insolvency 2020, ITALY.
Author: Giorgio Cherubini Who’s Who Legal is a leading legal guide and has recently published…
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