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BC Transparency Register

New Requirements for BC Private Companies Effective May 1, 2020, private companies in British Columbia will be legally required to keep and maintain a transparency register containing information about “Significant Individuals”. In summary, Significant Individuals [...]

Single Game Sports Betting: Legalization Looming?

On February 25, 2020, Kevin Waugh, MP from Saskatoon-Grasswood, put forth bill C-218 to the House of Commons.  The bill would legalize single game sports betting in Canada.  Named “An Act to Amend the Criminal [...]

Updated Custodian Rules for Cryptocurrency Platforms and Exchanges

Overview On January 16th, 2020, the Canadian Securities Administration (CSA) released new regulatory guidance targeting digital asset and cryptocurrency exchanges (the “Guidance”).  The Guidance would bring the exchanges under derivatives laws, something thought to be [...]

Beer, Booze and Vertical Integration: making and selling your own alcohol in BC

In the late 19th Century, brewers in America started to set up “tied houses” in order to get their product to the masses.  Tied houses were saloons financed and supported by specific brewers for the [...]

Do Securities Laws Apply to Private British Columbia Companies?

There is a common misconception that securities laws are only relevant for companies listed on a stock exchange; however, the fact is that securities laws apply to all companies, whether public or private. Securities laws [...]

Direct Listing by Non-Offering Prospectus (NOP) versus Listing by Reverse Take Over (RTO)

Two popular ways for a company to go public, other than by conducting an initial public offering (IPO), are by reverse takeover (RTO), and, increasingly common in the last couple of years, by direct listing [...]

By |January 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Securities Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Make Money As An Open Source Software Developer

Did you know that it is possible to make money as a developer of open source software? Many software developers are unaware that money can be made with open source licensing. The conventional wisdom is [...]

Critical Next Steps for Prospective Cannabis Retail Store Owners in Ontario

The Government of Ontario is moving towards an open market for retail cannabis stores starting in January 2020.  For those looking to take advantage of this opportunity, there many things you should be considering and [...]

Missouri Announces Dates for Awarding of Medical Marijuana Licenses

Officials from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services recently announced that they will award all the State’s marijuana licenses by the end of January 2020.  They posted the following issuance timeline for the [...]

What Businesses Need to Know About Their Legal Obligations When Outsourcing Data Processing to Third-Party Service Providers

Did you know that Canadian businesses have legal obligations under Canada’s federal privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”), when they engage third-parties to process personal data? By now, Canadian businesses [...]

Gaming Industry Growth and Demographics

Video games have come a long way since 1958, when Tennis for Two debuted as the first video game created for exclusively entertainment purposes. Since then, the video game industry has gone from a niche, [...]

By |October 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Gaming, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Cannabis Industry

Information about Cannabis Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) between privately held corporations involve a variety of complex business and legal considerations. In order to effectively navigate this terrain, it’s important to understand [...]

Critical Next Steps in Missouri for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Operators

Next Steps for Missouri Medical Marijuana Dispensary Operators Great opportunity awaits future operators of medical marijuana dispensaries in Missouri, and with the deadline for filing license applications having come and gone, the work has only [...]

Fan Art: Appropriation or Appreciation?

This month, Vancouver hosted the Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) which celebrates Vancouver’s dynamic and growing arts and culture scene (dance, music, food, crafts) surrounded by the city’s best and most stunning outdoor mural art. More [...]

By |August 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Intellectual Property|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments
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