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November 4, 2021 Forum selection clause and designation of a foreign law: poor contractual drafting can cost you. Read more
June 16, 2021 Franchisor-franchisee relationships: a review of franchisor’s obligations during a health crisis Faced with increased financial pressure, the franchisor's support for its network and its proactivity are essential. Today, AVENS offers a brief analysis of the application of the main obligations of a franchisor amid the current pandemic. Read more
May 6, 2021 INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS : MITIGATING RISKS This article briefly describes two fundamental tools applicable to international commercial transactions, namely the International Commercial Terms (“Incoterms”) as per the International Chamber of Commerce, as well as the principle of payment against documents. Read more
January 11, 2021 BILL 78 : Lifting a second corporate veil – The obligation to disclose your personal data On December 8, 2020, Mr. Jean Boulet, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity, Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region, presented Bill 78 An Act mainly to improve the transparency of enterprises to the National Assembly of Quebec (the “Bill”). Read more
March 11, 2020 Does COVID-19 trigger force majeure ? Read more
February 10, 2020 Removing a board of directors – Legal and tax implications It is common for the shareholders of a corporation to seek a more active role in its internal affairs. To that end, both Quebec law1 and Canadian federal law2 allow shareholders to limit or completely withdraw the powers of the board of directors (hereinafter the “Board”) in order to exercise those powers themselves. Read more
January 1, 2020 Payment on payment Sometimes, it is crucial for the creditor to agree with the debtor on realistic reimbursement terms, in order to avoid being forced to claim in a judicial context. Read more

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