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SOURCE Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The easiest thing about the year ahead for business may be the stable, albeit modest, economic growth predicted for Canada. More challenging, it will also be a year in which businesses must adapt to complex new business practices, regulatory environments and economic opportunities as diverse as a whole new model for trade with the European Union to dealing with the fallout from a smartphone left behind in cab.
"In Canada, we have political and economic stability, a sound financial system, smoothly functioning markets and a wealth of natural and intellectual resources," said Sean Weir, national managing partner and CEO of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG). "As we look to 2014, however, we are expecting a number of evolving and often stringent regulatory requirements, as well as increased public scrutiny. By anticipating these complex and dynamic issues, companies can better ensure their long-term health and protect their good reputations."
The changing political, economic, technological and regulatory worlds
mean a host of new risks and opportunities for business, each with its
own set of critical legal considerations. In the fall of 2013, Canada
and the European Union shook hands on the biggest trade agreement in
Canadian history, giving Canadian businesses about a year to figure out
how open trade with the EU will affect them in 2015. With that in mind,
the professionals from law firm BLG have compiled the top 10 business
issues with legal implications for 2014. This is what they forecast:
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