Crisis management and the heightened risk of insider trading and tipping

The circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic is giving rise to unprecedented consequences in global securities markets. The unfolding crisis will likely give rise to material impacts to the business operations of many public issuers. Since most public issuers have deployed rapidly evolving internal crisis management operations, this dynamic situation may lead to greater dissemination of and greater access to material non-public information by internal and external employees and advisors. This makes it all the more important to establish and implement robust internal corporate controls and procedures.

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“Quebec on hold for several weeks1”: five considerations for long-term crisis management

Many businesses in Quebec are currently feeling a series of shocks as a result of the emergency measures implemented by governments to counter the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Some are closed by government order or have had to lay off staff, while others are unable to meet their contractual commitments.

In this context, how can businesses navigate the COVID-19 crisis while formulating long-term strategies to ensure a prosperous post-crisis period and equip themselves with better tools to face the next crisis?

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Press Releases

New partners at Langlois

Langlois lawyers is pleased to announce the appointment of four new partners. In Montréal, Daniel Baum, Sandra Desjardins and Jessica Syms are part of the Civil and Commercial Litigation team and Vincent Tremblay practices Business Law from our Quebec City office.

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Representative Work

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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