Roundup of law firm resources on COVID-19: April 30 update

This week's update on resources shared by law firms addressing the COVID-19 crisis

Roundup of law firm resources on COVID-19: April 30 update

Law firms across Canada are sharing their insights on how to deal with the rapidly evolving economic and legal landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a roundup of some of these resources.

Gowling WLG

In “COVID-19 Impacts on mortgage enforcement processes by province and territory,” the firm provides an updated outline on the consequences of the pandemic on the mortgage enforcement process in courts and in land registry offices across Canada’s provinces and territories.

In “Executive Compensation During a Global Pandemic: Practical Considerations for Boards and Compensation Committees,” the firm explores the impact of the public health crisis on executive compensation and discusses the business and operational issues and practical considerations relative to executive compensation.

Other resources:

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

The firm lists key considerations for employers in light of Ontario’s and Quebec’s updates on re-opening the economy in “COVID-19 Update: Moving Forward - Considerations for the Re-Opening of Physical Workplaces,”.

Other resources:

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

In “Anatomy of a COVID-19 Risk Factor,” the firm provides insight on risk disclosures given the impact of COVID-19 on capital markets and on the financial performance of organizations.

Other resources:

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

In “Cybersecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic,” the firm discusses cyber risks that companies may deal with as a consequence of the adoption of remote working arrangements. These risks include phishing or fraud, ransomware or malware, and password misuse.

In “What happens if I’m charged with violating Ontario’s COVID-19 Emergency Orders?,” the firm discusses legal concepts in connection with the orders issued under Ontario’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, such as actus reus, mens rea and strict liability.

Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP

In “Dispute Resolution in the Time of COVID-19,” the firm explores possible alternative ways to deal with disputes, such as arbitration, In light of suspended court operations.

Other resource:

KPMG Law LLP

In “Innovative businesses — Apply now for COVID-19 relief,” the firm discusses the subsidy under the Innovation Assistance Program, which is available through the Industrial Research Assistance Program. The subsidy aims to support small and medium-sized businesses.

Other resources:

Baker & McKenzie LLP

As organizations have been increasingly updating employees through emails and text messages, the firm urges businesses to ensure that they continue adhering with Canada's anti-spam legislation in “Canada: Sending email and text messages in a time of crisis: staying CASL compliant through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”

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