May 28, 2020 - The U.S. Treasury Department has issued regulations for debt-equity recharacterization under section 385 of the Internal Revenue Code (the Final Regulations) that finalize without substantive change proposed regulations promulgated in October 2016 (the 2016 Proposed Regulations). Section 385...
Davies Lawyers Unmatched in Chambers Global 2017
Davies’ status as a leading Canadian law firm has once again been confirmed by Chambers and Partners in its annual publication Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Davies has the highest percentage of Band 1 lawyer rankings as well as the highest percentage of overall lawyer rankings of any Canadian law firm.
The 2017 edition of the guide recognizes 37 Davies lawyers with 45 rankings, 13 of which are Band 1. Davies was named a leader in each of the firm’s core areas of expertise that are ranked by Chambers, with rankings in the following 10 practice areas:
- Banking & Finance
- Dispute Resolution
- Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence)
- Energy & Natural Resources: Mining
- Projects: PPP & Infrastructure
Each year since 1990, Chambers has conducted research through a series of confidential and non-attributable in-depth interviews with lawyers and their clients. The rankings are based on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients. Rankings are independent, objective and based solely on the research team’s findings.
May 27, 2020 - As part of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Finance recently published a draft legislative proposal, the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19) (Proposal), that, if implemented, would provide for an automatic six-month suspension of...