Montreal tax lawyer fights federal whistleblower watchdog
Accounting / Business & Corporate Law / Canada / Federal Court of Canada / Law / News

Montreal tax lawyer fights federal whistleblower watchdog

Yacine Agnaou is one of a handful of Canadian lawyers who took on Quebec tax authorities and plead a case so successfully that now others are trying to follow suit. Now Agnaou is immersed in another legal battle against another government department, and once again the odds of winning are stacked against him. Continue reading

Quebec tax authorities chastised for expecting business to act as “tax police”
Accounting / Business & Corporate Law / Federal Court of Canada / Legal Practice Management / News

Quebec tax authorities chastised for expecting business to act as “tax police”

The Tax Court of Canada, in yet another legal blow to Quebec’s tax authorities, chastised Revenue Quebec for expecting business to act as a “tax police” after it withheld input tax credits from a meat processing company because it ostensibly had not been diligent in its dealings with its suppliers. Continue reading

Montreal law firm on its own to defend itself, appeal court rules
Barreau du Quebec / Business & Corporate Law / Legal Practice Management / News / Quebec / Quebec Court of Appeal / White-collar crimes

Montreal law firm on its own to defend itself, appeal court rules

A Montreal law firm caught in a tangled web of complicated lawsuits after a former partner allegedly orchestrated a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme through his lawyer’s trust account lost a key legal battle before the Quebec Court of Appeal in a ruling that underscores the exposure law firms face when dealing with rogue lawyers. Continue reading

International agreement paves the way for faster and cheaper patent process
Business & Corporate Law / Canada / Intellectual property

International agreement paves the way for faster and cheaper patent process

An international agreement signed by Canada and 16 other countries is widely expected to simplify and speed up the patent prosecution process while yielding significant cost savings to patent applicants at a time when intellectual property has become the backbone of innovative companies. Continue reading

Risk management advisors must be registered with the provincial securities regulator, says court
Business & Corporate Law / Court of Quebec / Law / News / Quebec

Risk management advisors must be registered with the provincial securities regulator, says court

Independent risk management advisors must be registered with the provincial securities regulator in order to carry on advisory activities related to insurance product offerings, following a precedent-setting ruling by the Court of Quebec that is being hailed as a victory for Quebec consumers by insurance and legal experts. Continue reading