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29 September 2022
DS Lawyers Recognized in the 2023 Chambers Canada Legal Guide
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DS Lawyers congratulates Dale Burstall on winning the title in Corporate/M&A Alberta.

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23 September 2022
An additional lawyer joins the ranks of DS Lawyers in Quebec
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Laurent joins the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team in Montreal. His practice focuses primarily on civil, commercial and corporate litigation as well as bankruptcy and insolvency.

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20 September 2022
DS Avocats assists Moneycorp with its launch in France
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A DS Avocats team assisted Moneycorp, a global provider of payment and foreign exchange services, in opening a branch in Paris.

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16 September 2022
Alberta: Open for Business – Amendments to the Business Corporations Act
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The Alberta government’s recent extensive red tape reduction measures are designed to attract not only investment, but entrepreneurs and innovative businesses to Alberta as part of the government’s Alberta Recovery Plan to grow and diversify the Alberta economy.  Certain of these new legislative amendments are intended to improve the ability of corporations in Alberta to attract equity capital and startups in the tech sector, including the introduction of a prospectus exemption for self-certified Alberta and Saskatchewan investors, a small business public financing prospectus exemption, and perhaps most noticeably, considerable amendments to the Alberta Business Corporation Act (the “ABCA“).

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14 September 2022
Does your company disagree with a Canada Border Services Agency decision?
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Several conditions must be met for the appeal to be accepted by the CBSA and it is therefore recommended that a lawyer or customs broker be retained to maximize the chances of successfully challenging an unfavourable determination.

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13 September 2022

Quebec Court of Appeal rules that ten-year prescription applies to foreign arbitral awards in Quebec: what implications does this have for international arbitration in Canada?

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29 August 2022
How to protect your rights when trial cannot wait: enter the provisional injunction
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Despite its challenges, securing an order for provisional injunction is far from impossible. Counsels at DS Lawyers Canada have obtained these on numerous occasions for their clients and know how to best present these types of applications in court.

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25 August 2022
DS Lawyers Recognized in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada
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The 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada recognized Étienne Dubreuil and Jean-Yves Simard of DS Lawyers Canada for their expertise in 3 practice areas. In addition, Georges Samoisette Fournier has been recognized for his work in Labour and Employment Law and listed in to the prestigious directory of the Ones to Watch in Canada.

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16 August 2022
DS Lawyers welcomes four labour and employment partners
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DS Lawyers welcomes four experienced labour and employment partners in line with its strategic growth plan. This announcement is a concrete expression of DS Lawyers’ strategic direction to continue to grow by taking advantage of a more complex, more sophisticated and faster-paced business environment.

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25 July 2022
5 suggestions from the government to reduce administrative burdens on businesses
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18 July 2022
Bill 96 – What companies doing business in Quebec need to know
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If you own a corporation doing business in Quebec, employ more than 25 people in that corporation, or finance a corporation with personal property security, the new French language requirements may have an impact on your business operations.

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13 July 2022
The federal government is amending some rules regarding trade remedies. What are the impacts for SMEs and associations in Canada?
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In an effort to make Canada’s trade remedies regime more accessible, the federal government has made amendments to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act (CITT Act).

These changes are the result of public consultations undertaken by the Department of Finance Canada between August 6 and December 2, 2021. One of the purposes of these changes is to improve access to the trade remedies system for small and medium-sized businesses and labour organizations.

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08 June 2022
What are the impacts of the sanctions on Russia for Canadian companies?
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In response to the seriousness of Russia’s violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, as well as the serious human rights violations that have been committed, Canada has amended the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (SEMR) on several occasions to expand the scope of economic sanctions against Russia. Since February 2022, the number and scope of these economic sanctions have increased significantly.

 

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26 May 2022
We Law You 2022
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For the 6th consecutive year, DS Avocats is organising the We Law You competition, the first competition organised by a law firm for start-ups.

Do you have an innovative project?  Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and an original offer?
Then apply now!

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08 April 2022
Deal
DS Avocats assisted the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group in their sale of the entire capital of PVCP Brokerage China
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23 March 2022
Deal
DS Avocats advises AccuWeather in the acquisition of Plume Labs
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DS Avocats advised the global weather and digital media leader AccuWeather in the acquisition of French company Plume Labs from its shareholders.

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21 March 2022
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DS advises Fnac Darty on signing a greenfield PPA with Valeco
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Le PPA (power purchase agreement ou contrat d’achat d’énergie) porte sur la production d’un parc photovoltaïque qui sera construit en région Centre‐Val de Loire, avec une puissance de 20MW installée.

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03 February 2022
DS Avocats advised US-based Nocturne Luxury Villas and Gladstone Investment Corporation on the acquisition of Wimco
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Our cross-practice team advised the investors on all aspects of French law relating to the acquisition: corporate, tax, employment, real estate and intellectual property.

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21 December 2021
Deal
DS Avocats advises the Menissez Group on the signature of a corporate PPA (direct power purchase agreement) with Voltalia for solar energy
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DS Avocats has advised Menissez, a French supplier of industrial bakery products, in the signature, along with 9 other industrial companies, of a new power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 56 MW solar power plant developed by Voltalia in the South of France. This contract is one of the first multi-buyer solar PPAs in Europe.

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25 November 2021
Offre DS
EU Market
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European Union – antidumping and countervailing measures, suspensions and tariff quotas: DS Avocats has designed an offer dedicated to defence and trade policy cases.

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15 November 2021
Groupe DS
DS Avocats and Hamzi Law Firm join together in Morocco
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DS Avocats and Hamzi Law Firm (HLF) join forces to serve companies operating in Morocco and create a hub for West Africa and the Middle East. HLF is a leading Moroccan multidisciplinary law firm, providing both legal advice and litigation services. HLF has two partners (Zineb Hamzi, founder, and Patrice Mouchon, member of the Paris Bar) and eight multilingual associates who speak French, Arabic, English and Spanish.

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30 August 2021
A recent decision of the French Administrative Supreme Court considerably affects the concept of loss of chance in French law

L’Argus de l’Assurance

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Medical malpractice: the French Supreme court has decided that the causal link between the wrongful act and the damage can be hypothetical. A summary in English of our article published in L’argus de l’assurance

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05 July 2021
DS Avocats Canada and Burstall LLP Announce Landmark Merger
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DS Lawyers, an international boutique corporate law firm with its Canadian headquarters in Québec City and Montréal, and Burstall LLP, a highly respected boutique corporate law firm based in Calgary, have come to an agreement to combine their teams, expertise and business.

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12 January 2021
Paris Tax team strengthened with the arrival of Jean-Claude DRIE, Laurent KIHL and Adrien LANDON
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With this arrival, the Paris tax team now consists of 4 Partners, 1 Of Counsel and 4 associates.

The team thus composed broadens its support capabilities in the event of tax audits and criminal litigation, and provides a new service for the handling of production taxes. The department also expands existing synergies with other areas of expertise in order to assist our clients with the tax issues arising from their mergers and acquisitions, real estate and development operations, in a national and international context.

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15 December 2020
Arrival
Arrival of Stéphane Gasne
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Stéphane Gasne has a solid experience of almost 20 years on major projects across Europe, Africa and Asia, accompanying major players in the energy and construction sector, as well as development banks, infrastructure funds and sponsors.

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30 November 2020
Arrival
Reinforcement of our Insurance offer with the arrival of Benjamin Potier as a Partner
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DS Avocats is pleased to announce the arrival of Benjamin Potier as a Partner, reinforcing our Insurance offer alongside partner Safine Hadri.

Benjamin is affiliated to the Commercial & Competition and Environment departments.

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27 October 2020
DS Avocats publishes its 2019 activity report
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