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.
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Investigations under the Business Corporations Act and their findings: No backtracking, according to the Superior Court
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Stefan Chripounoff to take part in a webinar on the various means of prevention and resolution of disputes known in French as “PRDs”
On September 28 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Stefan Chripounoff, partner and commercial litigation lawyer at Langlois Lawyers and president of the Dispute Prevention and Resolution Committee of the Canadian Bar Association – Quebec Division, will take part in an online conference entitled “PRDS to the rescue”.
Caroline Deschênes and Jean-François De Rico to take part in a legal information session about the Bill 64 draft
On July 8th at 12:00 pm, partners and lawyers Caroline Deschênes and Jean-François De Rico will host an information session about the draft of Bill 64 and the scope of the possible changes to the protection of personal information. The session is organized by the Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ, Quebec Employers’ Council).
On June 18, partner and lawyer Sebastien Laprise, who specializes in public contract law at Langlois lawyers, has been invited by the Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ).