Welcome to the latest edition of Corporate and commercial disputes review.
In our April banking reform updater we discussed initiatives to embed sustainable finance principles in the fabric of financial institutions.
On December 5, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released its standards for retail cannabis stores.
Businesses will have to wait until next year for final confirmation of their obligations under proposed changes to Australia’s whistleblowing laws.
The changes were confirmed by CNH yesterday to accommodate certain requests by Mexico’s Ministry of Energy.
In response to the Paris Agreement, governments and intra-governmental organisations launched a number of measures to promote sustainable finance. To date, these have focused on voluntary measures, relying on businesses and investors to self-monitor in this area.
On December 2, the Government of Alberta announced mandatory reductions to oil and bitumen production in an attempt to narrow the price differential received for Alberta oil and bitumen compared to North American benchmark prices.
Last week the community became aware of an extraordinary shock to the criminal justice system in Victoria.
On December 11 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will hear the appeal in Godfrey v Sony Corporation , a case concerning long-debated competition law issues.
On October 25, the Government of Canada tabled significant amendments (the Amendments) to the Official Languages (Communications with and Services to the Public) Regulations (Regulations).
After over 25 years of uncertainty, we now know that UK pension schemes must remove the last traces of sex inequality from benefits built up since May 17, 1990. Guaranteed minimum pensions are required to be different for men and women, and they create differentials in otherwise equal pensions which fluctuate over time. As a result of the Lloyds Banking Group judgment, trustees must correct those differentials for the future, and pay arrears for the past, but employers can control the costs of doing so. This is a significant step change for the pensions industry.
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