Dispute Resolution


Appeal from a Judgment Authorizing a Class Action: The Door Is Unlocked, But Difficult to Open[134]

Nov. 23, 2016 – On January 1, 2016, the new Code of Civil Procedure (New CCP) of Québec came into force. The New CCP contains a number of new provisions governing class actions, which were originally called “recours collectifs” in the French text and are now called “actions collectives. ”One of the major changes…


Davies Recognized as “Simply Elite” in The Legal 500 Canada[135]

Nov. 11, 2016 – The 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Canada has recognized Davies for its “simply elite” lawyers and “client-focused team players” with rankings in 14 categories, including Tier 1 rankings in the following: Capital Markets Competition and Antitrust Corporate and M&A Dispute Resolution:…


Chambers Canada 2017 Recognizes Davies as a Leader in 24 Practice Areas[136]

Oct. 12, 2016 – Davies was recognized as one of Canada’s top law firms by Chambers & Partners in Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Once again, Davies leads Canada’s 30 largest law firms with the highest percentage of lawyer rankings, as well as the highest percentage of lawyers ranked and the…


Proposed Canada Business Corporations Act Amendments: A New Era of True Majority Voting and Diversity?[137]

Oct. 04, 2016 – On September 28, 2016, the federal government introduced Bill C-25 in Parliament, proposing significant amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) (the Proposed Amendments). If adopted, the Proposed Amendments will impose obligations on reporting issuers (and other distributing and…


Recent Québec Superior Court Decision Will Lead to Greater Jurisdictional Consistency for National Class Actions[138]

Oct. 03, 2016 – In a judgment handed down on September 23, 2016, in Conseil pour la protection des malades et Simon Busque v Biomet Canada inc., 2016 QCCS 4574,1 the Québec Superior Court ordered a stay of proceedings in an application for authorization to institute a class action filed by the Conseil pour la…

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