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Marianne Plamondon Joins Langlois lawyers

November 17, 2017

Montréal, November 17, 2017 – Langlois lawyers is pleased to announce that Marianne Plamondon, MBA, CHRP, has joined the firm’s Montréal office as a partner in the labour and employment law group.

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Events

Pierre-Luc Desgagné Speaks on the Evolution of Climate and Energy Files After President Trump’s First Year in Office

November 9, 2017 - University of Quebec at Montréal

On November 9, Pierre-Luc Desgagné, a partner in the business law group, was invited by the Raoul-Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies of the University of Quebec at Montréal to speak on the evolution of energy and climate files since the election of Donald Trump, during a panel discussion on relations between Quebec and the United States.

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Articles

Cheque Fraud: In 5-4 Split, the SCC Upholds and Refines Existing Defences to Conversion Claims Under the Bills of Exchange Act

November 2, 2017

In Teva Canada Limited v. TD Canada Trust, the Supreme Court of Canada found two banks liable for a $5.5 million cheque fraud scheme carried out by a former employee of the appellant, Teva Canada Ltd. In so doing, the Supreme Court has provided welcome clarity to a long-debated question: which innocent party – the employer or the collecting bank – should bear the risks resulting from employee cheque fraud?

Class Actions Are (Not) Getting Some Appeal in Quebec

October 31, 2017

On January 1, 2016, the enactment of a new Code of Civil Procedure (“CCP”) brought interesting changes to class proceedings in Quebec. Probably the most significant development of this reform is the reinstitution for defendants of the right to appeal from a judgment authorizing a class action.

OSC Decision in Token Funder Inc. Initial Coin Offering: Is Canada Finally Becoming an ICO-Friendly Jurisdiction?

October 26, 2017

On August 24, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) issued CSA Staff Notice 46-307 (“Staff Notice”) regarding its views with respect to cryptocurrency offerings. The Staff Notice indicated that tokens issued in the context of initial coin offerings could be considered “in many cases” as securities and that as such, securities law could apply to any coin offerings in Canada.

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