Articles

Businesses must now disclose who are their true owners

April 8, 2021

This article first appeared in French in the April 2021 edition of the Journal des Parcs industriels by the Corporation des parcs industriels du Québec.  

An international movement pushing for greater transparency in the corporate world has sparked reform initiatives across Canada. In this context, the Quebec government introduced a bill in December 2020 to force companies to be more transparent. Indeed, businesses will be required to disclose their true owners as part of their annual declaration to the Registraire des entreprises du Québec (the “Registrar”), a requirement under the Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises (the “ALPE”).

Medical masks are now mandatory at all times in all Quebec workplaces

April 8, 2021

The Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) has decided to make it mandatory, as of April 8, 2021, to wear a medical mask or a mask certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ), at all times in all workplaces in Quebec.

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News

Four new talents have chosen Langlois

April 8, 2021

Langlois is expanding with four new talents joining the labour and employment law, litigation and insurance law groups in Montréal and Québec City offices. Over the last few months, Emmanuelle Boilard, Mélanie Houle, Elizabeth Latulippe Bresolin and Pascal Salagan have joined Langlois Lawyers.

Cynthia Chassigneux chooses Langlois Lawyers

April 1, 2021

We are pleased to welcome our newest partner and lawyer, Cynthia Chassigneux, whose main focus is on privacy protection. With significant experience allowing her to grasp the various issues, arising throughout the life cycle of personal data, Cynthia concentrates on biometrics, artificial intelligence, privacy incidents, governance, health research, cross-border data flows and video surveillance. Her expertise applies to both public and private organizations.

Langlois hires three articling students as new lawyers

March 25, 2021

We are pleased to welcome Bruno-Olivier Bureau, Rachel Camiré and Marie-Laure Saliah-Linteau, three newly called lawyers, to our firm. After completing their six-month internship, these three emerging talents have accepted our offer to pursue their careers with us, respectively in civil and commercial litigation, insurance law, and business law.

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Events

Professionals and professional bodies in the 21st Century: what challenges must they face and what are the main issues arising from a professional investigation?

April 14, 2021

On May 7, Langlois lawyers Christiane Brizard, Guillaume François Larouche, Victoria Lemieux-Brown and Tina Hobday will present two webinars on professional investigations and conflicts of interest. Focus will be given to recent developments in ethics, professional and disciplinary law, as part of an online training event presented by the Québec Bar.

Class Actions and Securities transactions

March 31, 2021

On March 31, Langlois partner and head of litigation team, Sean Griffin and partner Catherine Martel, presented a webinar giving a jurisprudential overview of class actions based on the statutory civil liability regime provided for in the Quebec Securities Act.  

The Honourable François Rolland leads a discussion on participatory justice

March 30, 2021

On March 31, the Honourable François Rolland, O.C., Ad. E., senior counsel, mediator and arbitrator  in Langlois Lawyers’ litigation group, leads a discussion organized by “le comité de la Table ronde sur la justice participative” (the Round Table on Participative Justice) in collaboration with the Quebec Bar Foundation.

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