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Privacy protection in Quebec: an overview of amendments to the law governing the private sector

On June 12, the Quebec government introduced bill 164, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information (“the Bill”), first announced nearly a year ago. Once adopted, the Bill will result in significant changes to various laws in order to modernize the regulatory framework for the protection of personal data in Quebec.

The modernization process will target private and public sector institutions as well as political parties, and will require compliance efforts by all these organizations. Indeed, the nature of the new requirements and the hefty penalties for violations mean that privacy protection can no longer be ignored with impunity.

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Heritage Handoff Holdings, LLC v. Ronald Fontanella: the importance of fundamental representations and warranties in mergers and acquisitions

When a business is being sold, whether through a sale of shares or assets, the risks associated with the transaction can be allocated between the seller and purchaser through contractual mechanisms, such as representations and warranties.

In general, it is in the purchaser’s interest that the representations and warranties from the seller be as broad and numerous as possible to minimize the risk of pre-closing issues being discovered after the transaction. The reverse is generally true for the seller, who will seek to minimize exposure to indemnification proceedings and the risk of being found liable after closing.

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Press Releases

Canadian Law Awards 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.

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Benchmark Litigation Canada 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.

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Victory for Langlois in an environmental class action

Langlois lawyers successfully represented their client, Compagnie d’Arrimage de Québec (“CAQ”), a Quebec City company specializing in handling solid bulk cargo, in a class action regarding neighbourhood disturbances related to dust. A group of Limoilou residents was suing the CAQ and the Québec Port Authority for more than $350 million in compensatory and punitive damages, as well as a permanent injunction to change their operations.

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Langlois Acts for Victoriaville & Co. in an Important Acquisition

Langlois lawyers acted as lead counsel for Victoriaville & Co., one of the largest wood casket manufacturer in North America, in its acquisition of all the shares of Alliance St-Laurent Casket Corporation, a subsidiary of Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ: MATW), based in Edmundston, New Brunswick.

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