Guest Authors: This post was written by Justin Connor, chair, ACC’s International Legal Affairs Committee and Lucinda Low, Alexandra Baj, and Bibek Pandey of 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)…. 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 Author: James Merklinger, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel Legal Resources & 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 the award… Continue Reading
Guest Authors: 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