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The canadian market is more open than ever

November 15th, 2017

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

November 9th, 2017

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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BCF LAWYERS

October 27th, 2017

法律事務所はどこも同じ …そう思っていませんか?

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CETA: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOBILITY RIGHTS OF BUSINESS TRAVELERS

October 27th, 2017

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

October 24th, 2017

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

October 23rd, 2017

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?

October 13th, 2017

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

October 13th, 2017

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

October 10th, 2017

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

October 6th, 2017

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

October 5th, 2017

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

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Renewed mandate for the BCF Executive Committee

October 3rd, 2017

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

September 28th, 2017

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

September 27th, 2017

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

September 21st, 2017

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

September 21st, 2017

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

September 15th, 2017

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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Nomination of four new lawyers

September 14th, 2017

4 recently sworn-in articling students have decided to start their careers at BCF!

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Seven ways you can benefit from the opening of the European market

September 5th, 2017

Are you ready for Europe?

Our Legal Counsel, Didier Culat is featured in the September 4th edition of the business section of La Presse.

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BCF invites you to visit its new reception in the Montreal office

September 5th, 2017

BCF Business Law is proud to open the doors to its new reception area on the 25th floor, designed to offer our clients a most welcoming experience when they visit BCF.

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Are you ready for Europe?

August 30th, 2017

Now signed, the new Trade Deal with the EU enters into force in September 2017

The questions to be answered in order to quickly take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity for businesses here.

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The BCF Business Law team ranks again in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada

August 22nd, 2017

Eleven of BCF's members are chosen in the annual selection of Best Lawyers in Canada for the excellence of their practice and of the services they provide to their clients.

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CETA: DID YOU GET YOUR CHEESE QUOTA?

August 18th, 2017

Cheese alert: apply before september 8, 2017 for a part of the 16,000,000 kg of cheese import quota made available by Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union.

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André Morrissette and Odette Nadon become Lawyers Emeritus

August 4th, 2017

Their outstanding contribution has been recognized by the Barreau du Québec

The firm now has 6 Lawyers Emeritus.

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A new online training session now available

August 2nd, 2017

Our lawyer Shaun E. Finn explores the key elements of the Class action defence.

On BCF.TV, you will find nine accredited training sessions that provide practical information on topics important to those in the business world.

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Summary of the proposed measures announced on July 18, 2017 relating to income splitting strategies

July 25th, 2017

Our team analysed the impacts of these propositions. A must read to know how they could impact your business.

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Audrey St-Pierre joins the Quebec BCF team!

July 18th, 2017

A major acquisiiton for the firm and its clients

Her deep understanding of the particularities of the Quebec business community will benefit our clients.

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The ultimate Patent guide for startups

July 12th, 2017

And why you should consider it a necessary investment

Here are the most frequently asked questions we encounter about patents, and the answers that could save you money, time and headaches.

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In the e-commerce era, is there such a thing as a “Worldwide” Injunction?

July 6th, 2017

Well, sort of...

The Supreme Court recently rejected Google's arguments by confirming the validity of an injunction.

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Supreme Court Revokes the Promise Doctrine of Canadian Patents

July 4th, 2017

Good news for those seeking to obtain and uphold patents in Canada

The ruling promises to bring Canadian patent law back in line with international norms.

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By-law Adopted on contributions for parks, playgrounds and green space

June 27th, 2017

The City of Montreal recently adopted the by-law on contributions for parks, playgrounds and green space titled “Règlement relatif à la cession pour fins d’établissement, de maintien et d’amélioration de parcs, de terrains de jeux et de préservation d’espaces naturels sur le territoire de la Ville de Montréal ”.

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The latest news on global employee mobility - June 22, 2017

June 22nd, 2017

NEWSLETTER: GLOBAL EMPLOYEE MOBILITY

BCF Business Law keeps you informed of the latest news in the world of business immigration and labour mobility. A unique approach and integrated solutions for your mobility needs, that’s what we mean by a different kind of practice.

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BCF on the move, putting our expertise in life sciences on the map!

June 16th, 2017

In the wake of its recent successes, the intellectual property team is preparing for future international conferences, specifically the Bio International Convention 2017 which will be held in San Diego at the end of June.

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Les Grands du Droit recognizes BCF’s growth

June 2nd, 2017

BCF in fifth place in this prestigious ranking

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The latest news on Global Employee Mobility - June 2, 2017

June 2nd, 2017

NEWSLETTER: GLOBAL EMPLOYEE MOBILITY

BCF Business Law keeps you informed of the latest news in the world of business immigration and labour mobility. Helping you deal with globalization. That's what we mean by a different kind of practice.

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BCF Welcomes Its Summer Students

May 30th, 2017

BCF is proud to train and develop the best emerging jurists and to welcome them as summer students.

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Julie Gaudreault-Martel Receives the 2017 Rajpattie-Persaud Pro Bono Award

May 26th, 2017

The Canadian Bar Association recognizes our partner’s outstanding contribution to her community.

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Philippe Therias is joining the BCF intellectual property and patents team

May 25th, 2017

His extensive, transversal experience will be valuable for our clients who work in Europe

As an international correspondent based in Paris, Philippe Therias works at one of BCF’s affiliate firms, Bignon Lebray.

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BCF among the finalists at Centraide’s Distinctions event

May 18th, 2017

55% OF THE FIRM’S MEMBERS CONTRIBUTED IN 2016!

The organization recognizes the extraordinary commitment of BCF’s members during the 2016 campaign.

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Startups: Four funding opportunities to protect your inventions

May 18th, 2017

Your intellectual property (IP) is the product of your imagination, and therefore, you own it. Like any other goods, your creations are property and, although they may not be tangible, they should be protected.

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Happy 375th, Montreal!

May 17th, 2017

Today, May 17, 2017, the entire team at BCF Business Law would like to recognize the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal.

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Harmonization of Montreal’s park contribution system

May 12th, 2017

In late April 2017, the City of Montreal (the “City”) adopted a draft by-law on contributions for parks, playgrounds and green space titled “Règlement relatif à la cession pour fins d’établissement, de maintien et d’amélioration de parcs, de terrains de jeux et de préservation d’espaces naturels sur le territoire de la Ville de Montréal .”

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Quebec Floods: BCF is proud of its team’s response

May 10th, 2017

The firm has remitted $40,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help the victims in the various regions affected by flooding.

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THE TERRITORIAL SCOPE OF NON-COMPETITION CLAUSES ON THE WEB

May 9th, 2017

Over the years, the global market growth and prominence of sectors such as high technology, e-commerce, and the Internet, which flout borders, have led the courts to consider the territorial scope of such clauses in a different light.

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BCF Trains the Best Emerging Talent

May 5th, 2017

BCF is proud to announce that it has hired four new graduating law students as lawyers.

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BCF’s Expertise Featured on the West Coast

April 30th, 2017

Our free-trade specialist, Didier Culat, addresses opportunities for Canadian companies under CETA in Vancouver.

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