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Crane Rental Operater Hoisted by Restrictive Covenants

Non-compete and non-solicit clauses are presumptively valid when connected to an agreement for purchase and sale of a business, the Supreme Court confirmed recently. While such sales may also give rise to an employment agreement, the obligations of the parties are usually primarily linked to the commercial contract, and thus any restrictive covenants should be afforded broad interpretation. The decision, Payette v. Guay inc., provides a clear and coherent analysis for determining the rules of interpretation to be applied to restrictive covenants that arise in these hybrid contracts. The Facts The respondent Guay operated a crane rental company in locations [...] Full article

Table Manners – Recipes for Negotiators: #2 The Mandate

Another integral aspect of the negotiating process is the mandate. Legal counsel as well as other individuals, often represent clients either as an individual or in a larger groups. Your mandate, or lack of mandate, can be crucial to your success, failure or to prolonging the negotiating process indefinitely. Full article

Table Manners – Recipes for Negotiators

The legendary basketball coach, John Wooden, once said: “A failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” The same can be said of the negotiator. Preparation is another crucial determinant of the negotiating process. Full article

Tim Hortons Franchisees Must Be Content With Profits from Coffee, Not Food

Tim Hortons franchisees have lost their challenge to Tim Hortons’ “Always Fresh” model that allegedly reduced the profitability of donuts, TimBits, and other food items. In Fairview Donut Inc. v. [...] Full article


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Michael Binetti

Michael Binetti

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Michael Binetti, a partner of the firm, brings a proven litigation background plus extensive experience in arguing both trials and appeals. He has demonstrated his strategic legal capability and expertise in wide-ranging areas of litigation, including business and construction disputes, fraud, employment law, competition investigations, private competition actions, elections law and dealing with municipal and government regulators.

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Kenneth A. Dekker

Kenneth A. Dekker

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Kenneth (Ken) Dekker, a partner of the firm, is a successful trial and appellate lawyer who is valued by his clients as a resourceful and practical litigation counsel. With more than 12 years of experience, Ken has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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The Hon. David C. Dingwall, P.C., Q.C., ICD.D

The Hon. David C. Dingwall, P.C., Q.C., ICD.D

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University and Host of the Ryerson Negotiation Project; David is highly regarded for his substantial, in-depth experience in both the private and public sectors, at both the national and international level. He has engaged in business activities throughout Canada and the United States, as well as Australia, China, Japan, Sweden, Israel, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and Barbados, to name but a few.

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Matthew Gibson

Matthew Gibson

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Matthew Gibson is a valued addition to the AGM team with his hands-on experience in the litigation arena. Matthew's practice focus is commercial and civil litigation, administrative law and employment law.

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Meredith Hayward

Meredith Hayward

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Meredith has earned an impressive reputation for her skill and abilities in Commercial Litigation and Administrative Law, appearing at all levels of court in Ontario, before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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W. Michael G. Osborne

W. Michael G. Osborne

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Michael is a respected and practised litigator who acts for and advises parties in a wide range of competition matters, a variety of commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, shareholders' disputes, commercial fraud, and employment matters, and also in administrative law and constitutional issues. Michael has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). Michael is a frequent contributor to newsletters published by the ABA's Anti-trust Section, The Litigator and often quoted by The Financial Post, The Lawyer's Weekly, Lexpert Magazine and other publications of interest to the legal community.

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