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…

Negotiate a Mediation and Arbitration Clause

On July 22, 2016, Posted by , In Business Cases,

Drafting a contract necessarily leads to question the mechanisms that will regulate a possible dispute. Given the long delays inherent to legal procedures, mediation and arbitration can offer a fast, confidential and effective solution to handle and resolve a conflict. To illustrate, CMKZ receives a mandate from a company that…

The Czech Republic: A Strategic Ally in Central Europe

On May 25, 2016, Posted by , In News from CMKZ,

CMKZ, represented by Hynek Žikovsky, honorary consul of the Czech Republic in Montréal and partner at the firm, will participate in a seminar on business opportunities in the Czech Republic on May 31st 2016 from 8 A.M. to noon. This meeting will be of interest for Canadian companies which desire…

Commercial Mediation and Quebec’s New Code of Civil Procedure

On April 16, 2016, Posted by , In International Analysis,

On January 1, 2016, Québec’s new Code of Civil Procedure (NCCP) entered into force.  This important reform, the first of its kind since 2002, is intended to make justice more accessible, particularly by favouring private dispute prevention and resolution (DPR) processes such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration. The central role…

Canada and International Trade: Reinvest the WTO and respond to the major issues

On April 3, 2016, Posted by , In News from CMKZ,

Invited to testify before the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 on the perspectives of Canada in connection with international trade agreements, Bernard Colas stated in his introductory statement that Canada should: Reinvest in the World Trade Organization (WTO), and Address major…

Our Honorary Consuls

On February 13, 2016, Posted by , In News from CMKZ,

CMKZ LL.P. is proud to count  two honorary consuls among its partners.  Bernard Colas represents Mauritania ( and Hynek Zikovsky represents  the Czech Republic ( Consuls assist in Canada the citizens and business people of the country they represent. Whereas a consul is normally a career civil servant of the…

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