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BLT: April 2016

Our Mini-Theme: O Canada!

Our Mini-Theme

Our Mini-Theme: O Canada!

An introduction to the April 2016 mini-theme on Canada.

The authors explore a hypothetical scenario in which the assistant general counsel and corporate secretary at a public company devises a crisis management plan for board approval.

On April 8, 2016, the Pro Bono Committee of the Business Law Section held its Spring 2016 Pro Bono Committee Breakfast. Committee Chair Kimberly Lowe shares some of the breakfast highlights in her summary.

Calin Rovinescu, president and CEO of Air Canada, addresses the ABA Business Law Section members at its Spring Meeting Luncheon in Montréal and shares how his introduction to the service industry led to a successful career in commercial airlines.

The 2016 ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Montréal was successful in many ways: over 1,500 members in attendance, more than 75 programs and sessions, and dynamic networking functions. However, the Section’s greatest resource—its diverse group of lawyers—each experienced his or her own Montréal “moment” differently. Here are insights and highlights from the members themselves!

In November 2015, international leaders met in Paris to address the threat of climate change. For corporate and securities lawyers, COP21 signals new national commitments to corporate accountability, transparency, and disclosure.

In a recent opinion, the Delaware Court of Chancery considered the impact of an integration clause contained in a subscription agreement for interests in a Delaware limited partnership on a side letter between the limited partnership and an investor, as well as the authority of a general partner to cause the limited partnership to enter into such a side letter. On the facts of this case, the court found that the subscription agreement’s integration clause rendered the side letter a nullity and that the general partner did not have the authority to grant certain rights purported to be provided in the side letter.

John Gregory is a reminder of the amazing terrain that opens up for someone with a law degree. He’s the man behind a variety of laws of Ontario and Canada. As General Counsel in the Justice Policy Development Branch, Policy Division, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario), Gregory has worked on the Uniform Electronic Commerce Act and the Uniform Electronic Evidence Act, both widely adopted in Canada. He’s provided policy support for defamation law, family arbitration amendments and Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPP). The list goes on.

This month’s “Inside Business Law” provides a recap of the 2016 Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, a highlight on the Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award, overviews of the five most in-demand CLE programs from the Spring Meeting, and a reminder for the 2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, from September 8–10, 2016.

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