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David Krebs quoted in National Magazine article on paying cyber ransoms
National Magazine, "The price of paying cyber ransoms"
Big game hunting. That’s what the cybersecurity industry calls targeting large enterprises that cannot tolerate sustained disruptions to their networks, and who are willing to pay large sums of money to quickly see their operations quickly restored following a major...
Hidden contracts: A danger in charity and not-for-profit governance
The Lawyer's Daily
Contracts or covenants are a central concept in many the world’s main religions, in particular the Abrahamic Covenant ones, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Today’s North American secular culture is similarly attracted to agreements as the basis for mutual activities, whether...
Important Decision on Family Status Discrimination
Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association Newsletter
In Kovintharajah v Paragon Linen & Laundry Services Inc., 2021 HRTO 98 (“Paragon Linen”) the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) provided clarity on the test for family status discrimination and awarded one of the highest ever damages awards...
Myron Mallia-Dare and Genesa Olivieri’s article on using options to attract and retain talent published by Business Law Today
ABA Business Law Today
Some of the most valuable assets for any company are its employees, key service providers, and advisors. This is particularly true for startups and emerging companies. A talented and dedicated team is essential to a company’s growth and scaling its...
Helen Friedman and Emily Compton’s law blog post was published by LexisNexis
The original article, Accountability for the section 7(4) accounting report: When is it ‘reasonable and necessary’? was written for our insurance law blog on May 18, 2021. It discusses that Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule for insurers to fund accounting...
Advancing our clients’ ambitions: Representative Q1 2021 transactions
Miller Thomson’s M&A and Capital Markets teams are pleased to highlight transactions from Q1 2021 in “Advancing our Clients’ Ambitions”, showcasing the firm’s cross-industry depth and multi-jurisdictional capabilities.
Jaclyne Reive quoted in Truck News article discussing the current regulatory environment for autonomous vehicles and more
Truck News, "Autonomous vehicles still face legal, legislative hurdles"
Advancing technology is bringing us ever closer to the vision of highly autonomous vehicles, but there are still related legislative and legal hurdles to overcome before such equipment is broadly used. “Use on Canadian public roads is still pretty limited,”...
Straight Talk: Recent Trends in Canadian M&A (Issue 2, 2021)
Canadian M&A accelerated through the first quarter of 2021, supported by growth in cross-border and domestic dealmaking. In this issue, in addition to our quarterly M&A review, we launch our Sector Spotlight with a focus on trends, challenges and deal...
Jonathan Tong quoted in Financial Post article on international purchases of Canadian makers of video games
Financial Post, "China is getting the Liberals into video games"
“The government wants to keep the IP and the key personnel here in Canada,” said Jonathan Tong, a partner and capital markets lawyer at Miller Thomson LLP. “We don’t want a situation where everyone is leaving for Silicon Valley.”… If...
The FIDIC international standard form contracts: the Red Book
Canadian Consulting Engineer, May / June 2021 edition, pages 24-25
The use of a standard form of contract by which the parties’ obligations and rights are predetermined can present several advantages. Standardized industry contracts generally provide for an equitable distribution of risk between the client and the contractor, offer familiarity...