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CMKZ 2017 International Trade Law Forecast

On February 9, 2017, Posted by , In En,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…

Negotiate a Mediation and Arbitration Clause

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

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 En,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 En,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 En,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…

CMKZ International Trade Law Predictions for 2016

On January 27, 2016, Posted by , In En,International Analysis,

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 January 4, 2016, Posted by , In En,International Analysis,

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 December 11, 2015, Posted by , In En,News from CMKZ,

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 November 19, 2015, Posted by , In En,International Analysis,

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…

Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Debate to Follow

On October 31, 2015, Posted by , In En,International Analysis,

On October 5, 2015, Canada and 11 other countries announced the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”), the terms of which have not been finalized, nor made public.  Fifteen side agreements are expected to be added dealing with different problems intended to clarify some situations between two specific States that…

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