Guest Bloggers: Justin Connor is chair of ACC’s International Legal Affairs Committee for 2012-2013. Lucinda A. Low is partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Earlier this month, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced proposed amendments to Canada’s foreign bribery law, the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). If enacted, the proposed amendments would… Continue Reading
As pressure mounts on law firms everywhere to stake claim in the global marketplace, Canadian firms continue to merge with large, internationally esteemed counterparts. This poses challenges and opportunities for in-house counsel, who are contemplating the residual impact of such acquisitions and their effect on long-lasting relationships with their outside counsel.
Guest Blogger: James Merklinger is vice president and deputy general counsel of legal resources and strategic initiatives. On June 11th, 530 in-house counsel and outside lawyers gathered for the eighth Annual Canadian General Counsel Awards (CGCA) black tie event. The CGCA was co-founded by National Post and ZSA Legal Recruitment. The evening kicked off with… Continue Reading
Guest Bloggers: David Allgood is executive vice president and general counsel, Royal Bank of Canada; treasurer of the ACC Board of Directors and a member of the Legal Leaders for Diversity Steering Committee. Kenneth J. Fredeen is general counsel, Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Toronto, Ont., Canada and a member of the Legal Leaders for Diversity Steering… Continue Reading