Law 25: Penalties for Privacy Breaches Increase

Wendy J. Wagner, Melissa Tehrani, Jasmine Samra and Christopher Oates. Source: Gowling WLG website When Bill 25 comes into force in Quebec on September 22, 2022, companies that fail to report a privacy incident face fines of up to $25M. As companies doing business in the province prepare to comply with the new legislation, Gowling … Read more

From welfare to lawyer

Me Vivan Nguyen. Photo: Devichy Avocats website Me Vivan Nguyen come a long way. Marked by a difficult childhood, she “worked hard” to obtain her law degree. “One parent in the delirium of mental illness and the other parent in addiction. I’ve often had nights out alone where I’ve been stranded outside my home. I … Read more

From welfare to lawyer

Me Vivan Nguyen. Photo: Devichy Avocats website Me Vivan Nguyen come a long way. Marked by a difficult childhood, she “worked hard” to obtain her law degree. “One parent in the delirium of mental illness and the other parent in addiction. I’ve often had nights out alone where I’ve been stranded outside my home. I … Read more

A lawyer forced to appear despite fragile health

Me Stephane Harvey. Source: Blanchard Avocats Inc. website. Me Stephane Harvey failed, Monday evening, with its request for remission. He who must respond to charges, including having collected sums from a client trust account. The request for postponement of the hearings relates to the two motions for a stay of proceedings and of Bene Esse … Read more

A BCF founder leaves for a competitor!

Me Bertrand Giroux. Source: Miller Thomson website Miller Thomson is proud to welcome Me Bertrand Giroux. “We welcome Bertrand Giroux who joins our Montreal office as an associate lawyer. Specializing in insolvency and commercial litigation, he brings over 30 years of experience to our team,” the firm mentioned on LinkedIn. Before joining Miller Thomson, Bertrand … Read more

10 changes to the Charter of the French language

My Britanny Carson, Chantal Desjardins, Raymond Doray, Brigitte Gauthier and Gabrielle Mathieu, the authors of this article. Source: Lavery website Here are 10 key changes under this law that will impose significant obligations on businesses, according to five Lavery lawyers: 1. As of June 1, 2025, companies employing more than 25 people (currently the threshold … Read more

The 12 richest lawyers in the world

Lawyers Wichai Thongtang and Charlie Munger. Source: LinkedIn and Wikipedia The 12 richest practicing lawyers on the planet are miles away from the average annual salary of $82,726 according to a compilation by legal blog BigLaw Investor. At the head of the pack is the Thai lawyer Wichai Thongtang. He has built a prestigious firm … Read more

Business law: Altalex was born!

Stephanie Auclair. Sources: LinkedIn and Altalex website “When founding Altalex lawyers, there was no question for me of simply adding another firm to those that already existed. » Stephanie Auclair promotes the vision of its new firm: Altalex lawyers, specializing in business law. A natural choice for the former partner of EXACTUS, recognized in Quebec … Read more

Sportscene Group becomes Grandio Group

Lawyers Mario Charpentier, Jean-Christophe Imbeau, Laurence Babin, Lucas Sylvestre, Eleonora Eusepi, Alessia Talarico and Kevin Vincelette. Source: BCF website A brand alliance has recently emerged. And she is from here! This group of Quebec restaurants will have more than 3,800 employees who work in more than 55 establishments under a dozen banners The Grandio Group … Read more

A job for life is not just for fun!

Louis Lafleur and Thomas Stelmazuk-Côté, the authors of this article. Source: Langlois website In a decision handed down on July 13, the Superior Court of Quebec, under the pen of the Honorable jcs Marc Saint-Pierre, ordered the reinstatement of an employee who had been guaranteed “lifetime” employment by his employer (Gloutnay v. Rozon 2022 QCCS … Read more