Contract

Purchasing

Warranties and Representations

The process of purchasing or selling a business is comparable to the process of making other significant purchases or sales in one’s lifetime. Sellers want to be transparent with possible purchasers about the business they are selling, and buyers want to have a complete understanding of the business they are buying. A QUESTION OF PURCHASE Due diligence and the acceptance…

Commercial

Commercial Dispute 

Conflicts in the corporate world are almost unavoidable. It’s not uncommon to find significant variation in commercial practices and decision-making both across and within enterprises. In every workplace, partnerships may diverge, compensation disparities can grow contentious, and discrimination can tragically occur. Occasionally, commercial disputes like this may be addressed amicably, but often, they are more urgent and necessitate legal action.…

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Resigning in BC

A resignation from employment may be caused by a variety of factors. However, there are a few things you should be aware of before quitting your employment to preserve your legal protection. How should one quit from their employment? Most companies consider it respectful for departing employees to provide advance notice. Although this is a best practice, it is not…

Divorce

Divorce Process in BC

Thousands of couples opt to end their relationship each year in British Columbia. Ending a relationship is no easy process. It takes time to properly heal from a separation.  After a year of separation, one of the least controversial reasons for divorce in British Columbia is marriage breakdown. The Supreme Court of British Columbia permits divorces based on marital dissolution.…

8 Things to Include in an Employment Contract

Some employees are hired pursuant to a verbal contract of employment. For others, the terms of the contract are set out in a formal written agreement. Written or oral, the agreement between employer and employee is a contract. If some terms of the agreement are uncertain, then basic rights and obligations are implied at law. In addition, all employment agreements…

Key Considerations for a Joint Venture

Joint ventures (JV) are quite common when two or more parties want to start a new project or reach a particular goal. However, prior to entering such an agreement, it’s important that each venturer is protected. By outlining each partner’s expectations in the beginning, they’ll most likely avoid conflict down the road. The goal is to protect each individual’s business…

Force Majeure Clauses and the Energy Sector during COVID-19

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been wide reaching, especially for the energy sector. It has, and continues to, experience unforeseen challenges to its daily operations. For example, closures, employees quarantining or self-isolating, and disrupted supply chains. These difficulties have only been exacerbated by unprecedented declines in oil prices. As a result, it’s reasonable to assume that many oil…

COVID-19: Getting Out of your Real Estate Contract

It’s no secret that the greater Vancouver housing market is an active one. However, given the number of transactions that were underway during the COVID-19 outbreak, it makes sense for contract-bearers to worry. A series of legal issues have risen, and continue to rise, regarding negotiating new transactions, transactions in progress, and lastly, transactions with binding contracts yet to close.…