Harpreet Sidhu

Harpreet Sidhu

Harpreet is Pethealth Inc.'s General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Privacy Officer and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Governance Professionals of Canada. She advises in all areas of corporate compliance and oversees the legal affairs of the corporation, including litigation, general contracts, employment, mergers and acquisitions and patent and trademark matters. She also manages governance and regulatory compliance for the corporation and is responsible for all in-house ethics programs, government affairs and public policy activities on domestic and international affairs, and oversees legal operations in North America and Europe.

We do things differently over here

When your corporate headquarters is in Canada but 75 per cent of your corporate operations and revenue are outside of Canada, just how do you practise law?

The ‘counsel’ in ‘general counsel’

General counsel can and should be valuable members of the organizations they serve. To add to the complexity, general counsel often have multiple roles within the organization spanning different countries and businesses.

Class Actions- In-house counsels to keep an eye out for it

Why are class actions on the rise? There is an increase in the amount of litigation funding options for these class actions, coupled with encouragement from regulators, which have spurred the amount of class actions.

Constructing the best in-house legal team in a complicated time

Last year, I was very fortunate to have a talented young corporate lawyer with a sterling law firm background do a secondment with me in my in-house legal department.

Handling solicitor-client  privilege at the U.S. border

Handling solicitor-client privilege at the U.S. border

Why it can be a matter of ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t.’ Whether you are an in-house lawyer, in private practice or in public service, Ontario lawyers are required by the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Rules of Professional Conduct to not disclose confidential client information to third parties.

Where in the world is your company’s data stored?

As companies are getting more and more technologically advanced, some in-house lawyers may ask themselves, “Where in the world is our company’s data stored?” Data residency specifically refers to the physical or geographic location of an organization’s data including personal data of its customers.