Advantages of the Canadian-controlled private corporation

On November 5, 2017, Posted by , In Business Cases,

Our clients are often concerned about maintaining or obtaining the CCPC status. What does it mean to be a Canadian-controlled private corporation? How to obtain this title and what are the consequences? A Canadian-Controlled Private Corporation (“CCPC”) is a notion defined by section 125 (7) of the Income Tax Act…

Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union (CETA)

On September 21, 2017, Posted by , In International Analysis,

As announced by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) came into force on September 21, 2017. This statement should be clarified: its application will be partial, since the chapters on investment will be excluded and provisional pending European ratifications….

Transformative Mediation in Nunavik: Intervention of Paul Fauteux

On August 25, 2017, Posted by , In News from CMKZ,

During the Ninth International Meetings of the Institute of Mediation in the Francophone Space recently held in Montreal, Mr Paul Fauteux of CMKZ participated on August 16, 2017 in a session on “Mediation at the heart of the company: managing beliefs, rules, values ​​and rituals”. In front of an audience…

NAFTA Renegotiation: Giving the Floor to Exporters

On July 1, 2017, Posted by , In International Analysis,

The countdown begins. The Trump administration has just given the US Congress a 90-day notice indicating its intention to renegotiate NAFTA. The United States has only a few weeks left to consult and articulate a negotiating position. US Demands In its opinion to Congress, the United States Trade Representative Robert…

Export controls and dual-use products: a risk to manage for companies

On June 18, 2017, Posted by , In Business Cases,

One of our clients involved in the high-tech industry discovered that exporting products out of Canada can quickly become a challenge. On the basis of CMKZ’s advice, our client was made aware that he was subject to Canadian export control rules, particularly with regards to dual-use products, and was able…

CMKZ 2017 International Trade Law Forecast

On February 9, 2017, Posted by , In News from CMKZ,

United States | Europe and Asia-Pacific | World Trade Organization | Economic sanctions | Tax | Climate change | International arbitration The beginning of the year provides CMKZ with an opportunity to inform companies trading internationally of any developments that may affect their activities and strategies. According to CMKZ, 2017…

New Lawyers Bring Additional Expertise to CMKZ

On January 8, 2017, Posted by , In News from CMKZ,

CMKZ adds to its expertise by welcoming three new attorneys. Ying Fu, John Mavridis and Gabrielle Turcotte-Fraser have recently joined CMKZ and have strengthened our niche expertise in business and international trade law. Ying Fu is a foreign legal advisor and specializes in Chinese law. John Mavridis specializes in business…

Une porte s’ouvre à l’Est, et s’entre-ferme au Sud

On November 14, 2016, Posted by , In News from CMKZ,

Ces dernières semaines ont été riches en rebondissements en matière de commerce international. Côté Est, le Canada a signé avec l’Union Européenne l’Accord Économique et Commercial Global (AECG), et côté Sud, le peuple américain a élu un président qui remet en question l’Accord de Libre-Échange Nord-Américain (ALÉNA). CMKZ a été…

Do not forget your Electronic Travel Authorization next time you come to Canada!

On November 1, 2016, Posted by , In News from CMKZ,

You plan to come to Canada on or after November 9? Do you have your “Electronic Travel Authorization” (ETA)? This new requirement to enter Canada will become mandatory from 9 November 2016 for all those who come from countries whose citizens do not need a visa to come to Canada….

Contract Law Reform in France

On October 22, 2016, Posted by , In International Analysis,

With Ordinance No. 2016-131 of 10 February 2016, France has reformed the general scheme of obligations and evidence in the Civil Code which had remained unchanged since 1804. This historic reform is important. It applies to contracts governed by French law and concluded after 1 October 2016 between companies, between…