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Sanctions, Corruption, Money Laundering

SOS for Business – International Risk Assessment

Lost in Translation – Practical International Negotiation

Big Law Pay: Pay Cuts or Paper Cuts ?

About a month ago, April 5th to be exact, the Globe and Mail ran a piece about Big Law cuts...

Face Time and Brown Nosing and FaceTime

During this quarantine period, we have repeatedly heard about the success with which professionals have been able to work from...

The Big Office: Big Law’s Obstacle to Changing Real Estate Cost Structure

If necessity is the mother of invention, then Alberta should be a nursery of new ideas in the coming months....

Big Law and Associate Layoffs: Sensible Cost Control or a Misstep?

Just over one month into the twin crises of Covid-19 and Low Oil Prices, Alberta companies are scrambling to control...

Modelling Big Law: A Devil’s Bargain, or a Path to Something New for Clients?

In 2017, In-House Counsel Network (shout out to the ICN) invited me to give a talk on adaptive models for...

Big Law, Rabbits & Hats

What goes up, but never goes down? The answer to the old riddle is “age”, but it could just as...

The Rise of In-House and Big Law’s Bet on M&A and Financing

Prices have pushed clients to preserve liquidity. Cost savings have become the top priority, including savings on legal fees. In...

Going International Guide

A Guide to International Expansion for Canadian Energy Companies