Polystyvert Inc. Secures $16M in Series B Funding

Polystyvert Inc., a Montreal-based company pioneering revolutionary polystyrene recycling technology, successfully embarked on its Series B financing journey. Our Emerging and Growth Companies team comprised of lawyers Laurie McQueen and Valerio Arcobelli helped in facilitating this critical phase of their growth. During this Series B round, Polystyvert Inc. has successfully…

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CDS Foods Inc. Acquired by a Private Equity Firm

CDS Foods Inc. has been acquired by a prominent North American private equity firm known for its long-term investment strategies. With over 20 years of experience, CDS Foods Inc. has established a reputation as Canada’s leading food importer, offering a diverse array of products to retail chains, wholesalers, food distributors,…

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Environmental 360 Solutions Acquires SCP Inc. and Service Cité Propre Inc. in Quebec Expansion

In a significant move to expand its footprint in Quebec, Environmental 360 Solutions Inc. (E360S), one of North America’s leading environmental management companies, has finalized its acquisition of SCP Inc. and Service Cité Propre Inc., both prominent players in municipal solid waste collection and environmental services in the Mauricie region.…

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Italpasta Welcomes Grisspasta Into Its Family

KRB advised Grisspasta Products Ltd, a family-owned business with deep roots in pasta production, in its acquisition by Italpasta Limited, a renowned pasta manufacturer and distributor in Canada. Grisspasta brings artisanal expertise, reinforcing Italpasta’s esteemed reputation for excellence. This strategic move not only enhances Italpasta’s existing portfolio but also strengthens…

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Groupe Axo Physio Becomes a Member of Groupe Santé Universelle Inc.

KRB advised Axo Physio’ shareholders in the sale of all their shares to Groupe Santé Universelle Inc., a subsidiary of Lifemark Health Corp. Our M&A expertise guided Axo Physio’s timely partnership with Groupe Santé Universelle Inc., expanding their network with ten additional clinics in Quebec City and the Portneuf region.…

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Barbara Farina Joins KRB’s Banking & Finance team

Montreal, July 2, 2024 – KRB is delighted to welcome Barbara Farina as a Partner in the Montreal office’s Finance group. Her arrival marks a crucial step in the firm’s continued growth. “With her vast experience and recognized expertise, Barbara complements and strengthens our Banking and Finance team, brilliantly led…

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Bill 8: Substantial Changes to Civil Procedure Coming June 30, 2023

By: Antoine Hammam Co-Authored By: Corey Friedman Introduction June 30, 2023 will mark the entry into force of Bill 8: An Act to improve justice efficiency and accessibility, in particular by promoting mediation and arbitration and by simplifying civil procedure in the Court of Québec [1]. This Bill introduces amendments…

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⚠ Bill 78 Modifications to the Act Respecting the Legal Publicity of Enterprises

Subject: Imminent coming into force of Bill 78’s provisions – An Act mainly to improve the transparency of enterprises On March 31, 2023, various modifications to the Act respecting the Legal Publicity of Enterprises (the “Act“) will come into force to impose new obligations on registrants to disclose their ultimate…

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Acquisitive Prescription: When “Title” Isn’t Everything

By: Gabriel Di Genova Avoid losing your title rights to land: Be vigilant and proactive. Demonstrate your possession is useful, peaceable, continuous, public and unequivocal. The Superior Court of Quebec recently reaffirmed a judicial trend making it easier to recognise “rights” of interested parties to acquire land via ten year…

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Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act

By: Diana Lyrintzis As of January 1, 2023, the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act comes into force and foreign persons and entities will be prohibited from purchasing residential property in Canada. This measure is part of the federal government’s fight against unproductive ownership of real…

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Notices of Municipal Evaluation (2023-2024-2025): Deadlines and Modalities for Contestation

By: Gabriel Di Genova Property owners in Quebec are currently receiving evaluation notices for period 2023-2024-2025. The increases can be substantial, leaving owners with significantly higher operating expenses for the next three years. Numerous factors affect an assessment. For example, the condition of a building, maintenance works required and rates…

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COVID-19: Not a Force Majeure with regard to a Promise to Purchase (Lankry v. Larue, 2022 QCCS 3671)

By: Paul Déry-Goldberg Judgments from the Superior Court of Quebec are emerging more and more concerning the impact of COVID-19 upon the obligations of co-contracting parties. Recently, the Superior Court rendered a judgment concerning the obligations of parties to a Promise to Purchase for a residential property and found that…

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Post-Pandemic Insolvency Trends in the Mid-Market

By: Adam Spiro As we cautiously enter the “post-pandemic” world, mid-market business owners are starting to ask what the future will look like. The pandemic brought two years of record low mid-market business insolvencies[1]: BIA filings by businesses in 2020 were down nearly 25% from the previous year both in…

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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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