Monthly Archives: March 2012

Do Global Law Firm Mergers Expand an Arbitrator’s Continuing Obligation to Disclose Conflicts of Interest Under the ICSID Arbitration Rules?

PDF version: Do Global Law Firm Mergers Expand an Arbitrator’s Continuing Obligation to Disclose Conflicts of Interest Under the ICSID Arbitration Rules?  Decision considered: ConocoPhillips Company et al. v The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Two members of an ICSID arbitral … Continue reading

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Decapitating the Fisheries Act by removing the HADD: A Critique of the Rationale

PDF version: Decapitating the Fisheries Act  by removing the HADD: A Critique of the Rationale Decision considered: Federal government proposal to remove habitat protection from the Fisheries Act. The federal government of Canada proposes to remove the habitat protection provisions … Continue reading

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Alberta Court of Appeal Declines to Appoint Counsel in Extradition of Jorge Sosa

Decision considered: United States of America v Sosa, 2012 ABCA 56 Emma McAuliffe wrote a blog expressing reasons why Jorge Sosa should face war crimes charges in Canada before being extradited to the United States (see: Why Canada should Address … Continue reading

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The Proper Person to Renew an Assigned Lease

PDF version: The Proper Person to Renew an Assigned Lease Case considered: C & H Properties Inc. v Amos (Discount Thrift Store), 2012 ABQB 106 Carelessness with respect to assignments and subleases can easily jeopardize commercial tenants’ rights to renew … Continue reading

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The European Fuel Quality Directive: Will It Stay or Will it Go?

PDF version: The European Fuel Quality Directive: Will It Stay or Will it Go?  Document considered: Draft Implementing Measure to the European Union Fuel Quality Directive, February 23, 2012 On February 23, 2012, a European Union (EU) drafting committee voted … Continue reading

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The Equality Effect: Recognizing 160 Girls on International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and Calgary law firm Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer marked the occasion with a luncheon highlighting the work of the Equality Effect. The Equality Effect – or E2 – is an international network of human rights … Continue reading

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JSS BARRISTERS RULES

Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP is pleased to provide summaries of recent Court Decisions which consider the Alberta Rules of Court and comment on the application of the new Rules. JSS BARRISTERS RULES provides a convenient overview of how … Continue reading

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