Risk Management, Insurance and Disputes

Insights

Whistleblowing in a Global Pandemic: Are You Ready?
June 12, 2020

In 2002, following the explosion of the dot-com bubble, Time Magazine named three whistleblowers “persons of the year”. In 2008, during the recession following the collapse of the housing bubble, Bernie Madoff’s 65 billion dollar Ponzi Scheme was exposed.

History has taught us that economic recessions not only unfortunately encourage fraud but also cause existing unethical conduct to come to light. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented global economic crisis and whistleblowing is, as expected, already on the rise.

If adequately prepared, organizations will be able to handle this properly and mitigate associated risks, including reputational risks.

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COVID-19 and Litigation Risk: How can businesses respond to Litigation or a Litigation-Precipitating COVID-19 Event?
June 8, 2020

This last installment of the three-part series on litigation and COVID-19, covering risks, mitigation, and disputes, identifies key actions to consider in the event of litigation or a litigation-precipitating event, such as confirmation of COVID-19 on the premises.

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COVID-19 and Litigation Risk: How can businesses reduce the risk of future litigation?
June 4, 2020

In the second instalment of our three-part series covering litigation and COVID-19, we consider steps businesses can take now and going forward to reduce their risk of being sued as a result of circumstances arising from COVID-19.

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COVID-19 and Litigation Risk: Does your back-to-work strategy plan for litigation risks?
June 3, 2020

In the first instalment of our three-part series covering litigation and COVID-19, we discuss some of the potential COVID-19 related litigation risks that businesses may face in the upcoming weeks and months, and need to be aware of and plan for as part of a comprehensive back-to-work strategy.

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Brave New World of Arbitration: Updates from the World’s Major Arbitral Institutions
April 15, 2020

Lawyers from our firm’s International Arbitration Group analyze the additional guidance and updates provided by several major arbitral institutions to assist parties as they navigate their arbitral processes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Can I Get a Witness? Will Executions During COVID-19
April 12, 2020

Self-isolation and social distancing have made it difficult to execute a Will at a time when many are thinking about making or changing theirs. Welcome relief came to Ontario in April through an emergency order in council allowing for virtual witnessing during the COVID-19 crisis, through audio-visual communication technology.

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COVID-19-Related Competitor Collaborations: Proceed with Caution
April 8, 2020

Considering a crisis collaboration with a competitor? Read this first.

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How will COVID-19 shape the future of arbitration?
April 2, 2020

Lawyers from our International Arbitration Group break down the impact of court closures, and discuss additional options that the world of arbitration provides to the legal system during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Potential class action exposure in Canada in the wake of COVID-19

Canadian companies are facing sweeping and unprecedented challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies also face a risk of class actions being filed arising from a company’s response to COVID-19. 

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Potential Insurance Coverage for Loss Caused by COVID-19
March 19, 2020

Many businesses across a range of industries have suffered significant financial loss caused by COVID-19. Members of the National Insurance Law Group explore potential insurance coverage to help offset the losses caused by COVID-19. Business interruption insurance and event cancellation insurance are specifically addressed, and practical tips are provided to help maximize potential insurance coverage.

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Podcasts

 

On Episode 9: Check Your Privilege, Adam Goldenberg talks to Malcolm Mercer, Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario, about the challenges that lawyers face in fulfilling their professional obligations while working remotely. This episode is the first in a series about working from home.

This episode explores a topic of interest to everyone, not only lawyers, and although it may contain legal information, it does not provide legal advice.