Wills and Estates 101 + Discount for Preparation of Simple Wills

An important part of the work we do is helping our clients understand how they can plan and protect their household for the future through Wills and Estate Planning. Due to the recent influx of inquiries we've received, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with some basic information on Wills and Estate Planning, [...]

By |2020-04-03T09:10:34-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Announcement, Wills & Estates|

UPDATED: Employment Law in the Time of COVID-19:  What Employers and Employees Need to Know

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, it’s becoming increasingly clear that a health crisis can have substantial economic impact.  Many employers and employees are feeling the crunch already.  Most will feel it at some point as the situation continues to evolve. With that in mind, it is important for employers and employees to understand their legal [...]

By |2020-03-26T10:15:04-07:00March 22nd, 2020|Blog, Employment Law, Employment Standards Act|

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 are individuals who have direct or indirect control of a private company or a significant number of its shares. Significant [...]

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 Code (Sports Betting)”, it seeks to ever so slightly change the language of the Criminal Code, a change with potentially [...]

By |2020-03-10T10:55:42-07:00March 5th, 2020|Blog, Gaming, Gaming Law, Sports Betting|

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 necessary in light of recent high-profile issues involving exchanges such as QuadrigaCX. With the Guidance, the CSA is attempting to [...]

By |2020-03-10T10:53:53-07:00March 3rd, 2020|Blockchain, Blog, Cryptocurrency, Securities Law|

Lunch & Learn with David McHugh – Business Legal Foundation for your Startup or Growth Business

Business lawyer David McHugh of the local Vancouver law firm Segev LLP will be hosting a lunch and learn on how to establish a strong legal foundation for your start-up or growth business. David will discuss, the benefits of incorporation, share structures that are attractive to investors, the importance of using shareholders’ agreements and written employment agreements, how to incentivize [...]

By |2020-01-30T11:42:14-08:00February 5th, 2020|

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 using a non-offering prospectus. Both are simpler, therefore faster and less costly, and do not carry the market risk of [...]

By |2020-02-07T09:52:18-08:00January 9th, 2020|Blog, Securities Law|

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 varying types of facilities: Testing facilities: approximately December 19, 2019 Transportation facilities: approximately December 23, 2019 Cultivation facilities: approximately December [...]

By |2020-02-12T08:19:47-08:00December 10th, 2019|Blog, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|

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 should be aware of their mandatory data breach reporting obligations under PIPEDA. In short, those obligations require Canadian businesses to: [...]

By |2020-02-14T08:26:03-08:00November 14th, 2019|Blog, Privacy Law|

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 some of the underlying dynamics and some of the issues that may arise. This is especially important in the cannabis [...]

By |2019-09-24T15:40:53-07:00September 24th, 2019|Blog, Cannabis Law, Cannabis Regulations|