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Blog Bite: Why should you execute your agreement in writing if you are hiring, or have already hired, a freelance worker in NYC?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the new "Freelance Isn't Free" Act in effect in New York City, and the new requirements it establishes for all hiring parties, whether a ...

Blog Bite: What does the phrase without regard to conflict of law principles in governing law clauses?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com seeks to explain the purpose of a specific provision in governing law clause "without regard to conflict of law principles". The author identifies ...

What rights can you not sign away in a contract?

The power to contract is extremely broad, but that doesn’t mean the power is limitless. You can’t contract to perform illegal activities and you certainly can’t contract away constit...

Blog Bite: Can an employee be terminated for just cause if it was found on the basis of unlawfully obtained evidence?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com states that the Labour Court in Belgium rejected evidence obtained unlawfully by an employer. As a result, the Court ruled that the employer could ...

Blog Bite: When can employers enforce employment agreements executed after an employee commences work?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the enforceability of employment agreements executed shortly after an employee commences work. The author uses a recent Ontario Court of ...

Blog Bite: Are the private communications between an owner and a contractor protected under a common interest agreement?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com reveals the limited applicability of the common interest doctrine, which protects parties' express agreement to shield their communications (i.e., ...

Blog Bite: Will joint operating agreements be enforced where the behaviour of both parties deviates from the agreement?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses an Alberta case to illustrate that Court's will enforce written agreements even where both parties have ignored the written agreement. Th...

Blog Bite: Is there a less costly way to incorporate a company in Luxembourg?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com states that it is now possible to incorporate a company with equity and with reduced costs and fees via an alternative structure to the ordinary Li...

Blog Bite: How do I incorporate in Nigeria?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the procedure, documents and eligibility requirements to incorporate a company in Nigeria. The Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) is...

Blog Bite: How can a business incorporate in India?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com highlights key changes to the rules for the incorporation of a company in India. Namely, the new rules simplify forms which must be submitted and a...

Blog Bite: Why is it important to have an entire agreement clause in your contract?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com looks at case law to show that if a contract does not include an entire agreement clause, materials other than the contract (e.g., emails) can be c...

Blog Bite: What are the consequences of the SBA’s proposed rules establishing a government-wife mentor-protege program for small businesses?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses how the SBA issued proposed rules that would establish a government-wide mentor-protege program for all small business types. These propo...

Blog Bite: How can joint venture partners ensure the duty of good faith applies to their commercial endeavour?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com explores the doctrine of good faith and how parties may achieve some measure of certainty as to how it might apply in a legal landscape in which th...

Blog Bite: What problems can arise when a company does not draft a shareholders’ agreement?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com presents a situation when a company did not have a shareholders' agreement, the circumstances that followed and how the shareholders' agreement cou...

Blog Bite: How can a main contractor protect itself in a subcontract construction agreement in Nigeria?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com explains ways a main contractor can protect itself in a subcontract agreement. The author suggests that the main contractor should ensure that the ...

Blog Bite: Does indemnification constitute a waiver of a party’s right to place limitations on their liability?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com looks at case law to show how in some instances indemnification can be argued as a party waiving its right to limit its liability. However, the cou...

Blog Bite: What should businesses do to ensure that they retain ownership of Intellectual Property (IP) developed by a Contractor?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com stresses the importance of determining ownership of Intellectual Property (IP) within a contract when dealing with independent contractors. Contrac...

Blog Bite: What is covered by an entire clause agreement?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com outlines a recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision involving an entire agreement clause. In summary, the appellate court found that the lower court...

Blog Bite: What are the benefits of incorporating in Panama?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com highlights the benefits and advantages of incorporating in Panama, including tax benefits, less strict meeting requirements, and the free movement ...

Blog Bite: What are the benefits of a small business being in a mentor-protege arrangement for the purposes of contracting with the federal government?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com addresses how small businesses can prevent losing contracts with government agencies when they are affiliated with a larger firm. For the federal g...

Blog Bite: Are arbitration clauses in employment agreements enforceable?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com explores the enforceability of mandatory arbitration clauses in employment agreements. Citing Morrison v. Ericsson Canada Inc, the author cautions ...

Blog Bite: Will an entire agreement clause preclude negligent or innocent misrepresentations?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com uses case law to discuss the enforceability of entire agreement clauses. The article states that entire agreement clauses will be enforced where th...

Blog Bite: What are the most common mistakes in privacy policies, and how can they be corrected?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com explains some of the most common errors found in privacy policies. First, the author explains that many companies fail to tailor their privacy poli...

Blog Bite: Are joint ventures riskier than other contracting structures?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com critically examines the claim that joint ventures are riskier than other contracting structures. It concludes that they are not, provided that part...

Blog Bite: Can organizations in the UK legally disclose information that violates its own privacy policy?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses a recent case where the High Court permitted a university to disclose personal information of a student accused of sexual assault. Disclo...
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