Canada/Cross Border

Distribution, Not Generation, Said To Be Achilles Heel of Power Infrastructure

A recent report from the GAO warns that vulnerabilities in national electrical distribution systems are not being addressed, and the results of a cyber attack on those systems could be dire.

Law Prof: Private Sector Taking The Lead On Climate Action

With government failing to act or denying a problem exists, major players in the private sector are taking the lead in trying to mitigate climate…

Protecting Electronic Devices At The Border

A recent episode involving a cell phone search at the border got a lot of media attention, seen primarily through the lens of politics, but…

Changes in Canada’s Labor And Employment Laws

The government of Canada has made significant changes to the labor and employment laws that apply to federally regulated businesses – banks, air transport, telephone,…

Greenpeace Beats Back A RICO Suit

A federal judge in the Northern District of California has dismissed a potentially $300 million RICO lawsuit filed by a Canadian logging company against Greenpeace. …

Extraterritoriality And The Lanham Act

Recent decisions by the Fourth and Ninth Circuits on issues of extraterritoriality could have a significant impact on Lanham Act litigation. One case involves an…

Cybersecurity In International Arbitration

One more venue in which cybersecurity proves to be a potentially significant issue: An article in Practical Law from Latham & Watkins attorneys Jennifer Archie…

Trends In Canadian M&A

An unusually strong end of year 2015 bolstered Canadian M&A activity, and the trend continued into early 2016, writes Blake, Cassels & Graydon attorney Jamie…

Lawyers Who Challenged Canadian Gov’t Now Fight For Pay

Two Canadian lawyers who opposed the appointment of a judge to that country’s Supreme Court – an appointment that was ultimately scuttled under controversy –…

Critics Slam IP Rules In Pacific Trade Pact

In negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), intellectual property provisions are proving to be a major bone of contention. A legal analyst for the medical…