Dispute Resolution


Force Majeure and Frustration in Light of COVID-19[26]

Mar. 25, 2020 – The global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented and rapidly developing challenges for companies attempting to fulfill their contractual obligations in the face of supply chain interruptions, labour shortages, government-ordered closures and unexpected declines in demand. In these…


A Penalty Under GAAR Will Cause Ineligibility for Public Contracts in Québec[27]

Mar. 23, 2020 – The Act mainly to establish the Centre d’acquisitions gouvernementales and Infrastructures technologiques Québec (Act) was assented to on February 21, 2020, by the National Assembly of Québec. The Act incorporates new provisions in the government procurement rules to combat abusive tax avoidance…


COVID-19: Material Adverse Change and Material Adverse Effect[28]

Mar. 23, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has had, and is likely to continue to have, a major impact on the global economy as countries implement various levels of “social distancing” and other restrictions on normal activities. In these uncertain times, many businesses may find themselves reviewing their contracts…


COVID-19 et force majeure[29]

Mar. 19, 2020 – Translation in progress. La pandémie de COVID-19 et l’état d’urgence sanitaire déclaré par le gouvernement du Québec auront inévitablement des répercussions sur les relations d’affaires en général et sur l’exécution des obligations contractuelles en particulier. Bien que ces répercussions…


COVID-19: Insurance Claims Considerations[30]

Mar. 18, 2020 – The COVID-19 outbreak is a challenge for all. We are here to assist in this rapidly developing situation. The following provides an overview of insurance claims considerations relating to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Potential Exposures The COVID-19 outbreak is disrupting global business and supply…

In the News

Luis Sarabia Speaks to The Washington Post About the Supreme Court’s Decision in the Nevsun Resources Case[31]

Mar. 12, 2020 – Following the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling in Nevsun Resources Ltd. v Araya, Davies partner Luis Sarabia, who represented the Mining Association of Canada as an intervener in the case, spoke to The Washington Post to share his insights on the appeal. At issue was whether the three Eritrean…

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