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Experts’ Contributions

In this Section, Soulier Avocats is pleased to publish contributions and insights from legal professionals, most of whom from leading foreign law firms with which we regularly work on transnational cases and transactions.

In a context of globalization and permanent changes, these contributions open windows on the world and, through a legal analytical prism, help us better understand the tremendous structural, institutional and business shifts affecting our present-day societies.

These articles also provide valuable information to businesses wishing to expand or consolidate their operations internationally.

Recent experts' contributions

December 2022

2022 U.K. Employment Law Round-Up and Looking Ahead to 2023

This contribution highlights some of the key changes in UK employment law in 2022, including COVID19-related legislation, employment status and reporting obligations, in particular with respect to ethnicity pay gap, and what is to be expected in 2023, including potentially far-reaching legislative changes regarding the Retained EU Law and the New Employment Bill, family rights and enhanced scrutiny of the so-called “Fire and rehire” policy.

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November 2022

Force Majeure and COVID-19 – Porter Airlines v. Nieuport Aviation Trial Decision

The COVID-19 pandemic presented businesses with unprecedented challenges. It was inevitable that litigation would follow, and that the courts would be required to interpret familiar contract terms in light of these decidedly unfamiliar circumstances. Whether parties to a contract could invoke a force majeure clause (sometimes called an “act of God” clause) in response to COVID-19 was the focus of much speculation when the pandemic first hit.

In Porter Airlines Inc. v. Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners GP, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently considered inter alia whether a force majeure clause relieved Porter from certain contractual obligations.

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October 2022

Responsible AI: Managing Risk in an Evolving Regulatory and Legal Landscape

Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) is driving innovation across industries and is playing an increasing role in everyday life. AI (and, more broadly, algorithms) is being used in diagnostics, enabled medical devices, device manufacturing, drug discovery and manufacturing, industrial manufacturing, smart home and wearable devices, and vehicles. AI has the potential to benefit society in a number of ways, including by boosting efficiency, providing invaluable insights, and informing decisions.
But to borrow from the likes of Winston Churchill (or Spider-man), with great AI capabilities comes great responsibility.

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