An appeal will be heard in a case funded by Bentham IMF, sparking hope for greater clarity in litigation finance
OneFeather wallet provides financial services from a smartphone
The federal government is cautiously wading in. Enticed by the promise of blockchain to simplify the management of trusted information in a secure fashion, the Canada Border Services Agency and the Port of Montreal, the country’s second-biggest port, are now testing a blockchain-enabled digital solution to see if it will streamline freight shipping.
Some high-profile cases of alleged sexual harassment or assault in the workplace in recent years have ensured that this is an issue that all employers, regardless of size, need to confront and try to minimize as best as possible the risk of it taking place in the future.
From the burgeoning cannabis industry to established actuarial and real estate companies, the five general counsel on this year’s panel all say their jobs are so much more than providers of legal advice or risk analysis to their companies.
Whether external or general counsel, lawyers quickly earn a seat at the “head table” and become the trusted go-to advisor for decision-makers in a company. Major transactions, decisions and plans will involve a lawyer, and their input is critical.