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Importing and Exporting of Foreign Food in Canada: The New Standards and Requirements

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (the “CFIA”) is the entity responsible for food regulation, animal and plant health and safety in Canada. The existing food control system was however developed prior to the creation of the CFIA, at a time where food technology was less evolved and supply chains were simple. As food technology has [...]

By |2019-12-12T14:58:23-05:00December 12, 2019|Articles, International Law, Martin Aquilina|

Pure Economic Loss and the Concept of Premature Commercialization in Darmar Farms Inc. v. Syngenta Canada Inc.

Pure Economic Loss in Canada The concept of pure economic loss refers to the loss suffered by an individual, other than loss stemming from physical injury or damage to property. Common law jurisdictions have long struggled with assessing pure economic loss stemming from negligence claims. Canada diverged from English law in the Supreme Court of [...]

By |2019-12-13T16:16:42-05:00December 12, 2019|Articles, International Law, Martin Aquilina|

R.S. v. P.R.: Addressing Lis Alibi Pendens in Québec

Introduction International lis alibi pendens (“lis pendens”) applies to proceedings in two different jurisdictions that involve the same cause of action between the same parties. A party in such a situation may contest the jurisdiction of the second seized court thereby causing the court to halt the proceedings before it. The purpose behind lis pendens [...]

By |2019-12-13T15:40:27-05:00December 12, 2019|Articles, Hugues Boisvert, International Law|

The Compatibility of CETA’s Investor Court System with European Union Law: Reconciling Achmea

Overview of CETA and the Impugned Provisions On October 30, 2016, Canada, the European Union (the “EU”), and the EU’s member states (the “Member States”) signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA.[i] CETA’s overarching goal is to facilitate trade between Canada and Europe by eliminating tariffs, harmonizing regulation systems, protecting geographically indicated product [...]

By |2019-12-12T14:10:15-05:00December 12, 2019|Articles, International Law, Martin Aquilina|

The Enforceability of Foreign Trademark Decisions in Canada

The recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s (“ONSC”) decision Dead End Survival, LLC v. Marhasin[1] lifts all doubt regarding the enforceability of foreign courts’ trademark decisions in Canada. Dead End Survival, LLC, a Michigan-based manufacturer of survival gear, sought to enforce in Canada a judgment of the Georgia District Court against Mr. Georgi Marhasin. The [...]

By |2019-12-12T14:07:18-05:00December 12, 2019|Articles, International Law, Martin Aquilina|

H.M.B. Holdings Ltd. v. Antigua and Barbuda: The Enforcement of Foreign “Ricochet Judgments” in Canada

Introduction to Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments in Canada In Canada, the enforcement of foreign judgments constitutionally falls within the jurisdiction of the provinces. As such, the procedures and requirements to obtain recognition of foreign judgments in Canada are not uniform throughout the country.  While it has possible to have judgments recognized though the rules of [...]

By |2019-12-12T13:56:29-05:00December 12, 2019|Articles, International Law, Martin Aquilina|

Amended French Language Requirements for Public Signage in Québec

Businesses operating in Quebec that display on outdoor signage a trademark that is not in French and which is not accompanied by a French generic term, slogan or description have until November 24, 2019 to comply with the new rules requiring a “sufficient presence of French”.  A well-known example of this is “Café Starbucks”. On [...]

By |2019-11-18T14:32:59-05:00November 18, 2019|News|

Martin Aquilina Speaks at the 14th Annual M&A Conference

HazloLaw-Business Lawyers’ COO and International Lawyer, Martin Aquilina, attended the 14th International M&A Conference sponsored RWP Rechtsanwälte in Versailles, France. The conference, which took place on November 1-3, 2019, offered a broad range of qualified speakers from different countries to discuss national laws that are to be taken into consideration when dealing with transactions involving [...]

By |2019-12-05T11:08:34-05:00November 11, 2019|Martin Aquilina, News|

Martin Aquilina Participated in Panel Discussion for the CAIDP 2019 Conference

Martin Aquilina, COO and International Lawyer of HazloLaw-Business Lawyers took part in the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) 2019 Conference,  Development Cooperation in the Age of Disruption. Joined by other professionals in the industry, Martin’s panel section focused on implementing and enforcing successful codes of ethics in a world currently riddled with sexual [...]

By |2019-10-11T15:06:33-05:00October 11, 2019|News|

2020 Updates of Incoterms Released

The International Chamber of Commerce recently released an updated version of their international trade terms, which take effect on January 1st, 2020.  If you would like to know more, we invite you to read Christian Siviere's article here: https://www.insidelogistics.ca/import-export-and-trade/the-incoterms-2020-update-156806/

By |2019-10-10T11:42:33-05:00October 10, 2019|News|

HazloLaw’s Martin Aquilina Featured on the Ottawa Business Journal

On October 2nd, 2019 the Ottawa Business Journal published a feature article on Martin Aquilina, COO and International Lawyer of HazloLaw-Business Lawyers.  For more than almost two decades, the Ottawa Business Journal has been the national capital's leading source of business news and information -  it is tailored to business managers, owners, professionals and executives. [...]

By |2019-10-07T16:15:43-05:00October 7, 2019|News|