A further step towards the modernization of Quebec’s environmental authorization regime

September 24, 2020

On September 2, 2020, the Regulation respecting the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact (known in French as the “REAFIE”), as well as several other regulations, was finally adopted, thus allowing for the implementation of the new environmental authorization scheme under the Environment Quality Act (the “EQA”). It should be noted that the provisions of the REAFIE will come into force on December 31, 2020.

Investigations under the Business Corporations Act and their findings: No backtracking, according to the Superior Court

September 21, 2020

On June 10, 2020, the Quebec Superior Court, under the pen of Justice Nicole Tremblay, rendered judgment in the case of Khalil v. Ressources Robex Inc., in which it was called upon to rule on the investigation process and the inspector’s powers as set out in the Business Corporations Act (hereinafter the “BCA”). More specifically, the Court had to rule on a request made by the applicant, Richard Khalil, to ask additional questions of the court-appointed investigator after his investigation report had been submitted.

This decision highlights the importance of anticipating situations in which it may be necessary to ask an inspector additional questions after the inspector has submitted his or her final report.

Real estate transactions: exclusive use servitudes deemed invalid

September 18, 2020

This article originally appeared in the August-September 2020 issue of Canadian Lawyer InHouse magazine.

While exclusive use clauses remain common in leases, they can no longer be drafted in the form of servitude agreements in transactions.

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Geneviève Claveau chooses Langlois

September 24, 2020

We are pleased to welcome Geneviève Claveau who will be joining the litigation group at Langlois Lawyers’ Montreal office. Geneviève practice includes all areas of civil and commercial litigation, public and administrative law, with a particular focus on shareholders’ disputes, injunctions and other extraordinary remedies, in addition to government and public affairs.

Valérie Lemaire, recipient of the Excellence in Mentoring Award for Québec

September 14, 2020

Valérie Lemaire, lawyer and partner with Langlois Lawyers since 2002, will receive the Excellence in Mentoring Award 2020 for Québec from The Advocates’ Society. The distinction honours advocates who have shown outstanding commitment to and excellence in mentoring other advocates in Québec.

Chambers Canada 2021

September 10, 2020

Langlois stands out once more: 11 lawyers and 4 areas of practice recognized by Chambers Canada

Langlois stands out in the Chambers Canada Guide 2021, in which four areas of practice were recognized: Insurance Dispute Resolution and Shipping Transportation in Canada, Employment and Labour Law and General Commercial Litigation in Quebec and eleven lawyers were also recognized across several practice areas.

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