Tag: Covid-19

Commercial landlord not entitled to rent due to force majeure, rules Quebec court

In one of the first Covid-19 related lawsuits to surface, a Quebec court held that a commercial landlord was not entitled to collect rent from its tenant because a Quebec government decree that suspended non-essential business activities for three months to stem the flow of the Covid-19 pandemic constitutes force majeure.

Ethical awareness and leadership are essential elements in the post-crisis period

Legal compliance, in and of itself, is not enough to ensure that all decisions taken by corporate directors are ethical ones. It is high time to take a closer look at the place of ethics in directors’ decision-making processes.

Post-COVID-19: Directors face a new set of risks in the 21st century

The global landscape is in flux. Following COVID-19, directors will face a new set of risks in the 21st century.

The role of the board of directors during the Covid-19 crisis

A close look at the governance reflexes to be adopted in the current pandemic crisis, without losing sight of the post-COVID-19 outlook.

Academics studying effects of Covid-19 pandemic on law

Quebec law faculties are ramping up research efforts to assess the impact pandemics may have on law and the practice of law.

Covid-19 – Quebec legal developments – April 17

Here are the latest legal developments affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Business considering force majeure

Forced to navigate the daunting challenges wreaked by the precipitous outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Canadian businesses are beginning to consider whether to invoke force majeure clauses.

Employers facing challenges over Covid-19

Employers should take steps to deal with the main legal issues and risk management measures that will inevitably surface as the world comes to grip with Covid-19.

Quebec bar launches free telephone call-in legal clinic

The Quebec law society has launched a free telephone call-in legal clinic to help citizens with questions they may have regarding their rights and responsibilities in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Quebec justice system at a standstill

The Quebec justice system is on pause.