Articles

What are the applicable time limits when a promise to purchase is withdrawn?

June 1, 2020

What to do when the buyer or seller of a property withdraws after the offer to purchase has been accepted? One can pursue the matter in court to force the recalcitrant party to close the sale. This procedure, known as an “action in passing of title”, must be instituted within a reasonable period of time.

Public tenders: getting the best price within a sufficient evaluation period

May 28, 2020

The projected start date is often a determining factor in a bidder’s estimate of the contract price.

It is often advantageous for a bidder to plan for the work to be completed during the mild season, or for the buildings to be shut, in order to minimize the cost of enclosures, snow removal, heating and the loss of productivity associated with performing certain kinds of work in winter, not to mention the suspension of work during statutory holidays.

Developers’ loss of control over the syndicate of co-owners (condominium association)

May 22, 2020

This article first appeared in French in the Spring 2020 edition of the Copropriété Plus magazine.

Are you a real estate developer building condominiums? If so, this article may be of interest to you.

The legal provisions aimed at ending the real estate developer’s control over the syndicate of co-owners are designed to ensure the smooth handover of decision-making power from a building’s developer to its new owners. The developer’s management of the building, which is geared toward construction and sale, is to be replaced by the regular operation of a condominium under the control of its co-owners.

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News

Canadian Law Awards 2020

April 28, 2020

Langlois lawyers is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted in two prestigious categories of the first edition of the Canadian Law Awards: Québec Law Firm of the Year – Langlois lawyers and Litigator of the Year – Sean Griffin.

Benchmark Litigation Canada 2020

April 27, 2020

Langlois lawyers is pleased to announce that Benchmark Litigation Canada 2020 Edition rankings recognized our firm’s Litigation Group as being “Highly Recommended” in Quebec In addition, this year, 29 of our lawyers are named in Benchmark’s annual list of the country’s best litigators. 27 of them are recognized as litigation stars and 7 as future stars of litigation.

The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2020

April 24, 2020

Langlois consistently recognized by its peers.

Langlois lawyers is pleased to announce that 22 of its lawyers have been named leading practitioners in the 2020 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and figures among the best law firms in Quebec.

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Events

Sarto Veilleux to present a web conference on “Drugs and alcohol in the workplace”

June 1, 2020

On June 4th, lawyer, partner and mediator Sarto Veilleux, who specializes in labour and employment law, has been invited to present a web conference on the use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. The invitation comes from the Human Resources Sectorial Committee on the Maritime Industry (CSMOIM) and the Société de développement économique du Saint-Laurent (Sodes), the Quebec body overseeing the St-Lawrence seaway’s economic development.

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