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 [...]
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/
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. [...]
HazloLaw Meets with Mrs. Edna Adan Ismail, former Foreign Minister of Somaliland and Women’s Rights Advocate
On September 5th 2019, leading Somaliland women’s rights activist and former Foreign Minister Edna Adan Ismail attended at the offices of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers where she met with Martin Aquilina in order to discuss a potential action plan that would aid Somaliland in its quest for recognition of its sovereignty. Ms. Ismail is one [...]
On Thursday, June 6th 2019, HazloLaw-Business Lawyers hosted their annual Spring Cocktail Party, an event held in appreciation for the continued support of HazloLaw’s friends, colleagues and clients. Overlooking the Rideau Falls and the Ottawa River, the venue welcomed everyone with breathtaking views. The cocktail party was a success due to the wonderful group of [...]
HazloLaw – Business Lawyers has recently joined Doing Business International ("DBi") community. DBI is a comprehensive and integrated service provider platform from the Netherlands, covering all aspects and functions required by a business to establish and operate international, with local expertise. DBi is aimed at providing integrated, world class expertise in every specialized field that [...]
Martin Aquilina, partner and head of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers’ International law department, has just had his article “Caveat Venditor: Exporting Cultural Property from Canada Is Not as Simple as It Seems” accepted for publication in the Spring 2019 edition of the American Bar Association Art & Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter. The article addresses the [...]
HazloLaw – Business Lawyers’ is proud to announce the launch of its very own newsletter. Starting June 13, 2019, subscribers will receive quarterly editions of “The Internationalist”, a publication containing 2 or 3 short articles regarding recent updates and general insights on Canadian law of interest to foreign practitioners and other professionals. The newsletter is [...]
HazloLaw’s tax dispute resolution and litigation lawyer, Dean Blachford, wants Canadians to know that on June 11, 2019, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue issued a statement with updates regarding CRA’s response to the Panama and Paradise Papers leaks. As of March 31, CRA had commenced 1,100 audits with offshore links and had [...]
The real estate sector continues to be a cash cow for CRA audits. The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, recently announced that since 2015, CRA audits have identified over $1 billion in additional gross taxes related to the real estate sector. And the numbers are on the rise. In 2018, CRA real estate [...]
On Monday, Dean Blachford, our tax dispute resolution and litigation lawyer, attended the (by-invite-only) swearing-in of Justice Gabrielle St-Hilaire to the Tax Court of Canada. Chief Justice Rossiter of the Tax Court presided over the special hearing of the Court. He was joined on the bench by Associate Chief Justice Lamarre, numerous other Tax Court [...]
Ella Sui, HazloLaw - Business Lawyers' tax clerk, volunteered at the Chartered Professional Accountants Ottawa's event on artificial intelligence. The event happened on May 16, 2019 and was presented by MindBridge AI, a company that builds revolutionary solutions to analyze financial data. MindBridge AI uses artificial intelligence technology to maximize auditors' ability to process enormous [...]
Dean Blachford Speaks About Shareholder’s and Director’s Liability for Corporate Tax Debt at the CCLA’s Conference
Dean Blachford, head of the tax litigation department at HazloLaw – Business Lawyers, spoke about shareholder’s and director's liability for corporate tax debt at the County of Carleton Law Association’s Solicitors Conference at Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello on Friday, May 3. Dean was joined by Harold Feder and Bernard Roach as co-panelists, and Sarah Saad [...]
Hugues Boisvert, Founder & CEO of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers, represented a high-end maker of fine headwear in negotiating and drafting a commercial lease agreement with the National Capital Commission. We wish them a lot of success on Sussex Drive.
HazloLaw is proud to acknowledge Artic Leaf’s recognition as one of the Fastest Growing Companies of 2019 by the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade. The company started its activities in 2010 and had a three-year revenue growth of 227.46%. As well, the company’s founder, Josh Garellek, was one of the recipients [...]
HazloLaw congratulates Wills Transfer Ltd. for making the list of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the third year in a row in 2017, 2018, and 2019. The company has been in business for over seventy years and focuses its activities on commercial warehousing, storage, and freight operations. Our firm is proud to have Wills Transfer [...]
Hugues Boisvert, Founder & CEO of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers, represented a Chartered Professional Accountant in the purchase of an accounting practice. Hugues was in charge of all legal aspects of the transaction, including the drafting of the asset purchase agreements and all closing documents.
Dean Blachford Explains the Recent Changes to the CRA’s Voluntary Disclosure Program on Video Tax News
Dean Blachford, head of the tax litigation department at HazloLaw – Business Lawyers, recently spoke to Joseph Devaney, CPA of Video Tax News about the changes to CRA’s Voluntary Disclosure Program (“VDP”). Among the changes the CRA implemented on March 1st, 2018 is the new two-track system, which includes the limited track and general track. [...]
Hugues Boisvert, Founder & CEO of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers, represented a dentist and his family in connection with the partial sale of his dental professional corporation and a hygiene practice. Hugues was in charge of all legal aspects of the transaction, including effecting a pre-closing reorganization of the dental and hygiene practices, negotiating and [...]
Martin Aquilina, partner and head of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers’ International law department, attended the American Bar Association 2019 Annual Conference that happened in Washington, D.C. between April 9 and April 12. The conference dealt with corporate social responsibility and discussed the International Criminal Court decision in the Bamba Case.
HazloLaw-Business Lawyers is proud to announce that our articling students, Valentine Gurfinkel and Marcela Souki, have successfully passed the March, 2019 Bar Exam and will be called to the Bar upon completion of their articling. Preparing for the exam took a lot of hard work and dedication, and we are certain that Valentine and Marcela will [...]