Month: November 2013

Watch the 2013 Lexpert Rising Stars interviews

Lexpert is pleased to announce that the 2013 Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Awards video interviews have been posted online. Brief excerpts of Winner videos were played at the awards event earlier this month with keynote speaker Kirstine Stewart, Managing Director of Twitter Canada and Former Vice-President of CBC English Services. Longer videos have now been

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Rogers in-house and Covington & Burling counsel in NHL Broadcast Rights Blockbuster

Rogers Communications President and CEO Nadir Mohamed said that his company intends to make Sportsnet the number one sports media brand in Canada. That statement would appear to be a reflection of Tuesday’s gargantuan $5.2-billion deal between Rogers and the NHL, which serves as the most significant media deal in NHL history and the largest-ever

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BlackBerry and Fairfax Complete $1B Financing for Troubled Smartphone maker, with advice from McCarthys, Shearman, Torys, Blakes, and Skadden

Little came out of Mike Lazaridis’s efforts when, in September 2013, he approached two US private equity firms, Blackstone Group and the Carlyle Group, about a possible offer for BlackBerry. The co-founder of the Waterloo tech giant, who stepped down as co-chief executive in 2011, was in preliminary talks with investors regarding a possible take-over

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Big changes in store for federal and Ontario charities

Federally incorporated charities need to get moving on an impending deadline or risk dissolution, says Robert Hayhoe,  a member of Miller Thomson’s national Charity and Not-for-Profit Law group. Although the new federal legislation, the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, has been in force since October 2011, charities were given three years to comply with the new legislation. Those who

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Congratulations to the 2013 Lexpert Rising Stars

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2013 Lexpert Rising Stars awards, honouring Canada’s Leading Lawyers Under 40 – from law firms and in-house. The awards were presented this week at a gala event in Toronto. The keynote speaker at the event was Kirstine Stewart, Managing Director of Twitter Canada and Former Vice-President of CBC

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