How Will the Controversial Bill 96 Affect Lenders and Borrowers?

By: Suzanne Villeneuve Bill 96 reforming the Charter of the French language aims to modify several Quebec laws. The goal of this article is to highlight the specific impact of Bill 96 on lenders and borrowers when setting up financing agreements if Bill 96 comes into force in its current…

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2021 in Labour Law (Part 2 of 3): Are Quebec Employers Responsible for Overseeing the Safety of Their Employees’ Homes?

By: Gabriel Di Genova Entering the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant subset of the province’s workforce remains relegated to remote working. Under the circumstances — for which there is no clear end in sight — to what degree are employers obligated (or even capable) of ensuring oversight…

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2021 in Labour Law (Part 1 of 3): Can Labour Shortages Reduce the Amount Employers Must Pay in Cases of Wrongful Termination in Quebec?

By: Gabriel Di Genova In a recent decision, the Court of Quebec identified ongoing shortages in the labour market as a potential reason to reduce the indemnity due by an employer to a wrongfully terminated employee. In Cossette c. Les Entreprises B. Chouinard, 2021 QCCQ 12029, the plaintiff was hired…

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“Invoking the Covid-19 Pandemic to Terminate Fixed Term Employment Contracts: A Warning to Employers”

“In March 2020, employers began aggressively consulting with labour lawyers to assess their obligations toward existing employees while facing the economic uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic”, notes Gabriel Di Genova. In his latest article, he examines the outcome in one of the earliest judgments on the merits in this context…

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“Publish or Lose Your Title! Chronicles and Fatalities of an Action in Forced Conveyance of Title.”

In an article published by Blogue du CRL du Jeune Barreau de Montréal (JBM), Antoine Hammam examines a recent decision by The Court of Appeal, which brings to light the importance of making the right decisions, quickly, when trying to force the sale of a building. Read the full article…

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The Application for Substitution of Security (art. 2731 C.C.Q.): Strict and Specific Parameters

By: Gabriel Di Genova A legal hypothec, commonly referred to as a “contractor’s lien”, is a powerful tool to protect the interests of a contractor (or any unpaid creditor) that contributed to — or participated in — the construction or renovation of an immovable. This protection can extend to a…

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Gabriel Di Genova Presents on “Commercial Lease Litigation During the Pandemic” in Collaboration with the AICJQ

On Saturday, September 25, in collaboration with the Association of Italian-Canadian Jurists of Quebec (AICJQ), Me Gabriel Di Genova presented a conference on “Commercial Lease Litigation During the Pandemic”, touching on, among other: pandemic-related restrictions and peaceable enjoyment of commercial premises; typical process and recourses in a monetary commercial lease dispute (the road…

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Loyal Express Group acquires majority stake in Zac-Tranz Transport

KRB is proud to have acted for Loyal Express Group in its acquisition of a majority stake in Zac-Tranz Transport. With over 20 years of experience, Zac-Tranz contributes significant value to Loyal’s growth in the transportation and logistics industry, further asserting Loyal’s position as an industry leader. Congratulations to all…

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KRB to present to M&A Club Canada on June 17, 2021

The Co-Chair of our M&A/Corporate Group, Maxime Cloutier, will present to the M&A Club of Canada on June 17, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. The subject of the presentation will be “Beyond financial provisions: Clauses in a Purchase Agreement Non-Lawyers Should Review” (Au-delà des dispositions financières : les clauses d’une convention…

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