Amendments to Investment Canada Act – Impact on SOEs

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014

Amendments to the Investment Canada Act: A More Restrictive Approach to Foreign State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) Investment in Canada   Click on the following link for the full article – Amendments to the Investment Canada Act – Impact on...

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New Aboriginal Law: what it means for your business

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014

The Canadian business community has been handed new challenges and, more importantly, new opportunities as a result of two recent decisions by the Supreme Court of Canada. First Nations, governments and the private sector face a number of new realities, opportunities and challenges for conducting business on Aboriginal title land and Treaty territory in Canada. This major shift will require new, creative and flexible approaches on all sides, to ensure that Canada continues to...

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The Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement Part II: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Provisions

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014

Article by Catherine Walsh*1 and Michael G. Woods Negotiations for a bilateral Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement [“FIPA”] between Canada and China have been ongoing for over a decade. An agreement was finally signed on September 9, 2012 during Prime Minster Harper’s visit to China. This agreement represents China’s 140th bilateral investment treaty and Canada’s 25th. Once ratified by both Govern¬ments, the Canada-China FIPA [“C-C FIPA” or the “Agreement”], will come into force,...

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The Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement Part I: A Comparative Analysis to Canada’s Model FIPA

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014

Article by Catherine Walsh and Michael G. Woods *1 Negotiations for a bilateral Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement [“FIPA”] between Canada and China have been ongoing for over a decade. They commenced in 1994, were interrupted pending China’s accession to the World Trade Organization [“WTO”], and resumed in September 2004. Final talks were held in January 2012 and a Declaration of Intent to conclude negotiations towards a FIPA2 was signed in February 2012...

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