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Roundup of law firm resources on COVID-19: July 24 update

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

Roundup of law firm resources on COVID-19: July 24 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 “Changes to environmental obligations during COVID-19,” Gowlings shares recent developments relating to exemptions, delays and regulatory changes in environmental laws in Ontario and at the federal level.

In “Canada’s Healthcare Industry After COVID-19: Legal, Medical and Business Perspectives (Video),” Mario Nigro, a partner at Stikeman Elliott, leads a discussion on pertinent topics, such as opportunities in investing in healthcare and competition and foreign investment considerations relating to the healthcare sector.

Other resources:

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

In “Top 5 Trends in Foreign Investment Review,” McCarthy Tétrault outlines certain foreign investment review trends for businesses to consider, such as a rise in the number of national security reviews and extended review timelines.

Other resources:

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

In “Food Industry Clients Reflect on Insights Learned During COVID-19,” Blakes identifies key lessons learned by businesses in the food, beverage and agribusiness industries during the course of the public health crisis.

Other resources:

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

In “Employers: Ready, set, remote work!” BLG explores possible issues for employers as they implement remote and flexible work arrangements in the workplace, such as health and safety obligations and the reimbursement of costs.

In “Brave New World: A Lawyer’s Suggestions for Dentists in the COVID-19 Era,” Torkin Manes sheds light on how dentists and dental specialists can mitigate the risks of maintaining their practice in light of the pandemic.

Other resources:

Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

In “Trial Advocacy is (Mostly) the Same Online: Lessons Learned from a Virtual Patent Trial,” Lenczner Slaght provides insight on how virtual trials are different from and similar to in-person trials.

Clyde & Co Canada LLP

In “D&Os must watch Canada’s evolving response to twin challenges of COVID-19 and climate change,” the firm discusses strategies and programs introduced by Canada to address the public health crisis and the climate change crisis.

Bereskin & Parr LLP

In “Repurposed Drugs in the Fight Against COVID-19,” Bereskin & Parr writes about the repurposing of existing or abandoned drugs, a strategy which researchers and pharmaceutical companies can consider to more quickly find a treatment or cure for COVID-19.

Other resources:

McLennan Ross LLP

In “Bill 24: COVID-19 Pandemic Response Statutes Amendment Act Receives Royal Assent,” McLennan Ross elucidates Alberta’s Bill 24, which intends to safeguard public health and to support the reopening of the province.

Other resources:

Hull & Hull LLP

In “Estate Litigation and COVID Complications,” Hull & Hull talks about obtaining an order giving instructions, a process which may be more complex in the COVID-19 context.

Other resources:

Mann Lawyers LLP

In “Canada’s Care of Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” the firm summarizes the various steps that Canada has taken to help businesses weather the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, such as through the introduction of wage subsidies and other government benefits and through the extension of timelines.

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