HazloLaw – Business Lawyers Sponsors Ottawa’s First Outdoor Christmas Market

[ENG] Ottawa’s first outdoor Christmas market opening took place on December 5th, 2018 in the Clarendon Court in the Byward Market. Hosted by  Alpha Art Gallery owner Edith Betkowsi-Sokolowski and sponsored in part by Hazlolaw Business-Lawyers, Martin Aquilina, COO of the firm and International Lawyer, attended the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in which the Mayor of the city, Jim Watson, formally declared the first outdoor Christmas Market as officially open.

Filled with holiday cheer, the market will host artists, children’s choirs, and Santa Claus himself! No Christmas celebration is complete without a Christmas tree, and the firm is happy that their sponsorship helped make this possible.

[FR] Le premier Marché de Noël extérieur d’Ottawa a eu lieu le 5 décembre 2018 dans le Cour de Claredon du March. L’événement a été présenté par Alpha Art Gallery et sa propriétaire, Edith Betkowsi-Sokolowski, et parrainé en partie par HazloLaw – Avocats d’Affaires, représenté par Me Martin Aquilina, directeur et avocat en droit international. Le maire d’Ottawa, Jim Watson, présent et a officié l’ouverture officielle avec coupure de ruban.

Rempli de la joie des Fêtes, le marché accueillera des artistes, des choeurs d’enfants et le père Noël lui-même! Aucune fête de Noël n’est complète sans un sapin de Noël et la Firme est heureuse que son parrainage ait permis de rendre cela possible.

Dean Blachford Presented at the Tax Law in Practice Panel Discussion 2018

Dean Blachford, head of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers’ Tax Litigation department presented at the Tax Law in Practice: Panel Discussion 2018. Dean addressed questions related to the practice of law and its challenges, the reasons for choosing to pursue a legal career, his experience as a clerk at the Tax Court of Canada and many other aspects related to the legal profession.

The panel took place on November 14, 2018 in the University of Ottawa campus and was composed of five lawyers and practitioners, including Linsey Rain (Department of Justice), Vern Krishna (TaxChambers LLP, uOttawa), Jennifer Neill (CRA), Andrew Froh (articling student at BLG) and Ian MacGregor (PwC Law).



HazloLaw – Business Lawyers Advised the National Gallery of Canada Regarding an Agreement to Acquire a Carl Moll Painting

Hugues Boisvert, Founder & CEO and head of the Business law department of our Firm, and Martin Aquilina, COO and International Business Lawyer, advised the National Gallery of Canada regarding an agreement to acquire a painting by Carl Moll (1861-1945) titled “At the Lunch Table.” According to the National Gallery, this will be the first painting of the artist to enter the national collection and the first work by him on view in a public institution in Canada. HazloLaw is proud to have assisted the National Gallery in bringing such a valuable cultural work to the public.  You can read more about Carl Moll’s painting and the National Gallery by clicking here.



Dean Blachford Spoke About Property Flipping in the Canadian Bar Association Webinar

Dean Blachford, head of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers’ Tax Litigation department has recently spoken about property flipping in the Canadian Bar Association’s webinar entitled: “When CRA and Your Real Estate Transactions Collide”. 221 lawyers attended the webinar from across the country. Dean presented alongside Terry Barnett, Alexander Demner and Brett Horton.



Martin Aquilina Attends the American Bar Association International Conference in Mexico City

Martin Aquilina, head of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers’ International law department is in Mexico City attending the American Bar Association international conference that is taking place between November 6 and November 10. The conference focuses on themes such as the NAFTA, information privacy in the Americas, investment and mega-regionals, the future of labour mobility in the Americas, the new compliance landscape, the energy market, among other subjects.  You can learn more about the conference and have access to its program materials by clicking on here.