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Canadian Tax Rates, Not Quite a Tax Haven
by / on 22/02/2016 at 12:58 / in Best Lawyers®

Canadian Tax Rates, Not Quite a Tax Haven

Canada has not historically been known for its favourable levels of taxation. However, in the course of the past decade, corporate tax rates have been steadily reduced with the result that favourable rates of taxation are incurred by corporations with business income in Canada. Indeed, it is likely that significantly lower corporate tax rates will remain in place in Canada […]

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The Advocate for the Toughest Battles
by / on 16/02/2016 at 14:23 / in Best Lawyers®

The Advocate for the Toughest Battles

Tom Girardi has become a legend for his courtroom victories, as well as his advocacy for the judiciary and legal profession. His 30-lawyer firm, Girardi|Keese, boasts more members of the illustrious American Board of Trial Advocates than any other firm and his advice is valued as much by injured consumers as it is by national political and business leaders. “These […]

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5 Key Actions Your Business Can Take to Manage Data Breach Risk
by / on 09/02/2016 at 13:58 / in Best Lawyers®

5 Key Actions Your Business Can Take to Manage Data Breach Risk

Data breach incidents are an unfortunate reality of 21st century life.  A recent study of data breach incidents in Australia found that, on average, a cyber breach costs business $2.82 million to rectify. Apart from the financial costs, there are other compelling reasons why businesses should take data breach management seriously. Not to mention that the Federal Government has just released a draft […]

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Social Media – Friend or Foe?
by / on 04/02/2016 at 13:21 / in Best Lawyers®

Social Media – Friend or Foe?

Web 2.0 is a term used to describe Internet communications through interactive commentary or written discussions between a sender and a receiver of information, including social networking media (“Social Media”). There are three primary types of Social Media, namely: • Web log or “blog” which contains information or commentary by the person who authors the blog; • interactive community of people creating profiles and providing information […]

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Four Common Myths About Workers’ Compensation
by / on 28/01/2016 at 17:02 / in Best Lawyers®

Four Common Myths About Workers’ Compensation

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you may be wondering about how to get workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries. You may be worried about keeping your job, receiving the benefits to which you are entitled, and getting those benefits in a timely manner. The process can be complicated and intimidating. However, if you […]

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Mind Over Matter, but Always, Substance Over Form
by / on 27/01/2016 at 13:22 / in Best Lawyers®

Mind Over Matter, but Always, Substance Over Form

International tax avoidance is nothing new, especially not in the era of the “global” economy, which is now, more accurately, the digital economy, which has perhaps come to be synonymous with the economy (1). But the consolidation of this definition doesn’t mean its component parts have merged. International tax law, in particular, is more form than substance, despite strategies to […]

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster
by / on 26/01/2016 at 15:36 / in Best Lawyers®

Bigger, Stronger, Faster

“You gotta be careful who you root for—you might antagonize someone.” Those were the words from Dentons’ global chief executive, Elliott Portnoy, advising caution when selecting professional sporting teams to cheer on, from the perspective of a leader in what is now the largest law firm in the world, by head count. And that sentiment is at the heart of […]

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Uber’s Insurance Gap
by / on 25/01/2016 at 15:31 / in Best Lawyers®

Uber’s Insurance Gap

I use Uber. I like Uber. Because I use and like Uber, I was concerned that the person driving me might not be properly insured should something unfortunate befall us on the ride. As it turns out, it appears that Uber provides good—not great—insurance coverage for passengers and third parties (other drivers, pedestrians, etc.) some of the time. As for the […]

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The Lion’s Share
by / on 21/01/2016 at 17:04 / in Best Lawyers®

The Lion’s Share

Activist investors frequentlymake headlines in the New York financial press, but for anyone outside of Wall Street’s high-stakes investors club, coming to a clear understanding of what an activist investor is and figuring out why understanding activist investors is important can be daunting. A lexicon of entertaining—but potentially confusing— jargon accompanies shareholder activism: terms like “wolf pack” (shorthand for a […]

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