Proposed changes to the Competition Act could affect your business
On September 21, 2023, Bill C-56—also known as the Affordable Housing and Groceries Act—received its first reading in the House of Commons. The Bill proposes several changes to Canada’s Competition Act. One such change is a significant expansion of the government’s power to conduct inquiries…View the post titled Proposed changes to the Competition Act could affect your business
Navigating the complex world of Letters of Intent: A buy-side guide
In the rapidly paced, high-stakes game of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), the first move is not dissimilar to a game of chess; a good opening will set the pace for the rest of the game. In M&A deals, the first move must be similarly strategic, resembling an orchestrated dance that…View the post titled Navigating the complex world of Letters of Intent: A buy-side guide
Understanding privacy impact assessments (PIAs) and their importance for your business
In the ever-evolving data privacy landscape, businesses must stay ahead of the curve to protect themselves and their customers. One crucial tool that can help you navigate this complex terrain is a privacy impact assessment, or PIA. What is a privacy impact assessment (PIA)? Privacy impact a…View the post titled Understanding privacy impact assessments (PIAs) and their importance for your business
Emojis can now amount to a contractual agreement
Back in January 2023 in our blog post, “How do I know if I have formed a contract?”, we discussed how emojis can indicate an intention to enter into a contract. Briefly, we discussed the case in Israel called Dahan v Haim, where a judge ruled that a prospective tenant sending text messages c…View the post titled Emojis can now amount to a contractual agreement
Equity compensation plans: Stock options, RSUs, and allocation
In my practice, I frequently provide advice on a specific area of law: stock option plans, or as I prefer to refer to them, equity compensation plans. Since this is just an introduction, I will focus on two common topics that founders frequently inquire about when considering an equity compe…View the post titled Equity compensation plans: Stock options, RSUs, and allocation
Understanding data protection agreements: Key concepts and benefits
Data protection agreements – specifically, what are they, and as a business, should I have them? Three types of data Generally, your business signs data protection agreements with third-parties when you are providing important data to them. Here, data is referred to as one of three typ…View the post titled Understanding data protection agreements: Key concepts and benefits
Protecting your business: Cybersecurity and cyber hygiene
To illustrate the importance of proper cybersecurity and cyber hygiene practices, I will provide a brief example of a common cyber threat known as Business Email Compromise (BEC). Then, I will present actionable steps that you can take today to enhance the protection of your business. Busine…View the post titled Protecting your business: Cybersecurity and cyber hygiene
Business litigation: Tips for prevention and best practices
What is business litigation? Business litigation involves legal disputes where parties either sue or are sued. Cases typically involve two key components: liability, determining who caused harm, and damages, addressing losses incurred. Success in a case requires both liability and damages to…View the post titled Business litigation: Tips for prevention and best practices
Should my business have a ChatGPT policy?
According to a recent Time magazine article, “Almost 30% of the nearly 4,500 professionals surveyed…said that they’ve already used OpenAI’s ChatGPT or another artificial intelligence program in their work.”1 Additionally, Business Insider reports, “Of thes…View the post titled Should my business have a ChatGPT policy?
My business suffered a ransomware attack. Should I pay?
Ransomware attacks have become an increasingly common threat for businesses of all sizes, and it is essential for your business to have a plan in place for how to respond if your organization is ever targeted. During the ransomware attack, among the most critical decisions that your business…View the post titled My business suffered a ransomware attack. Should I pay?
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