Entries by C4 Communications

SALE OF AN IMMOVABLE: APPLICATION OF EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY CLAUSES IN THE CONTEXT OF VIOLATIONS OF PUBLIC LAW RESTRICTIONS

Some elements may be essential conditions for a purchaser when buying an immovable, whether with respect to the development of a portion of a building in rental housing or the occupation of a portion of a residential building for commercial purposes. However, municipalities have the power to restrict some of these uses through their regulations, […]

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SHORT-TERM RENTALS: IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS TO THE REGULATION RESPECTING TOURIST ACCOMMODATION ESTABLISHMENTS

Following an announcement by the Minister of Tourism on June 5, 2019, the Gazette Officielle du Québec published June 12, 2019, the draft Regulation modifying the regulation respecting tourist accommodation establishments (the “Draft Regulation” and the “Regulation”, respectively)[1]. According to the Minister, the update of the applicable regulations regarding collaborative accommodations, such as “Airbnb” and “HomeAway”, […]

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THE BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP AND NEW CORPORATE OBLIGATIONS OF THE FEDERAL PRIVATE CORPORATIONS COMING INTO FORCE AS OF JUNE 2019

On June 13, 2019, new rules amending the Canadian Business Corporations Act (“CBCA”), regarding the identification of the beneficial ownership will take effect. Thus, federal private corporations will be required to maintain a register identifying the individuals with significant control of the corporation. The new provisions of the CBCA define an individual with significant control […]

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THE LEGAL CONSTRUCTION HYPOTHEC AND ITS SUBSTITUTE: AN OVERVIEW OF THE MAIN PRINCIPLES AND CHALLENGES FOR THE LENDER

The legal construction hypothec is a well-known mechanism for the guarantee of receivables offered to those who participated in the construction of a building. This hypothec is given a priority ranking on conventional hypothecs, which can be an aggravation for the owner of the building and its creditor. Conservation measures The legal construction hypothec exists […]

CUMULATIVE FINANCINGS TOTALLING $58 MILLION

Me Lanthier acted as counsel to one of Canada’s largest private lenders on two real estate projects financings totaling more than $58 million. In this capacity, Me Lanthier notably analyzed and put in place the guarantees granted by the group of borrowers in favor of the lender and issued a legal opinion as to their […]

GASCON REPRESENTS A COMPANY MANUFACTURING AND SELLING TUBULAR CHAIN CONVEYOR SYSTEMS BEFORE THE SUPERIOR COURT OF QUÉBEC

On March 27, 2019, in Luxme International Ltd. v. Patrice Lasnier, Axis Conveyor Inc. and Tube4 Conveyor Inc., the Superior Court rendered a judgment granting the injunctive conclusions sought by the plaintiff against the defendants. In this case, which raised intellectual property, unfair competition and labor issues, the Superior Court found that defendant Lasnier, a […]

IMPLEMENTATION OF A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN PRÉVEL AND IPSO FACTO FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MAJOR PROJECT NEAR THE JACQUES CARTIER BRIDGE

Built on more than 400,000 sq. ft. of land near the Jacques-Cartier Bridge and representing one of the largest sites still available for real estate development in the downtown area, Prével, in partnership with Ipso Facto, investissement immobilier, intends to develop a major mixed-use project that will allow for the cohabitation of residential buildings, offices […]

MANDATE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST SMOKING

Me Étienne Bisson-Michaud advises a major food market on issues related to the control of tobacco. As such, Me Bisson-Michaud analyzes the measures put in place by the company in all its points of sale across the province to avoid the commission of offenses and provides advice to improve them. In addition, Me Bisson-Michaud represents […]