Contract Law Reform in France

On 22 octubre, 2016, Posted by ,

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…

Vent d’Ouest en Amérique Latine

On 22 julio, 2016, Posted by , In Análisis Internacional,

Après une bonne décennie (2003-2013) de forte croissance économique continue et quasi générale, l’Amérique Latine continue de présenter un intérêt pour la communauté d’affaires canadienne, même si elle trouve à l’heure actuelle confrontée à une phase de décélération, voire-même de récession économique chez certains de ses acteurs les plus importants….

The Czech Republic: A Strategic Ally in Central Europe

On 25 mayo, 2016, Posted by ,

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 23 abril, 2016, Posted by , In Análisis Internacional,

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 3 abril, 2016, Posted by ,

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 13 febrero, 2016, Posted by ,

CMKZ LL.P. is proud to count  two honorary consuls among its partners.  Bernard Colas represents Mauritania (www.mauritania-canada.ca) and Hynek Zikovsky represents  the Czech Republic (www.czech.cz.) 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…

CMKZ International Trade Law Predictions for 2016

On 27 enero, 2016, Posted by ,

The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity for CMKZ to inform businesses active on the international market of developments susceptible of affecting their activities and strategies. According to CMKZ, 2016 will be specifically noteworthy in respect of: Free-Trade: Prioritizing the Pacific and Europe The signature of the…

Paris Climate Agreement: Canada’s Return to Favour

On 4 enero, 2016, Posted by ,

Adopted by consensus on December 12th, 2015 by the 195 countries represented at the 21th Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change, the Paris Agreement kicks off the decarbonization of the global economy. The Agreement sets an upper limit to global warming…

“How to do business in Canada”, Prague, the Czech Republic

On 11 diciembre, 2015, Posted by , In Análisis Internacional,

On December 2nd, 2015, Dr. Hynek Zikovsky, partner at CMKZ and Honorary consul of the Czech Republic for Québec participated in a conference held in Prague covering the theme “How to do business in Canada” organized by CMKZ, Deloitte – Czech Republic, the Canadian Embassy, the Ministry of the Industry…

Cuba Opens Up to Foreign Trade and Investments

On 19 noviembre, 2015, Posted by ,

In the wake of Cuba and the U.S. reopening their Embassies in each other’s capital on July 1, 2015, the 33rd annual FIHAV (Feria Internacional de La Habana) trade fair, held from November 2 to 7, illustrated increasing international interest in the Cuban government’s decision to make the island a…