October 23 2020 |

Transitioning From LIBOR In North America: The End of the LIBOR Era Is Not SOFR Away

The era of the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR"), the world's most referenced benchmark for short-term interest rates, is scheduled to end by 2022

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October 21 2020 |

PayPal Launching New Service Enabling Cryptocurrency Payments

On October 21, 2020, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (“PayPal”) announced the launch of a new service enabling its customers to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency directly within their PayPal account.

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October 6 2020 |

The Shaky Protection of COVID Liability Waivers

As Canadian businesses begin to reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, summer camps, recreational sports teams, and universities have started to require a waiver of liability for contracting COVID-19, a “COVID liability waiver,” before using their services.

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October 6 2020 |

Jeffrey B. Champion Q.C. appointed as a Judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta

Bishop & McKenzie LLP is pleased to announce that Jeffrey B. Champion, Q.C., a partner in the Edmonton office's litigation group, has been appointed as a Judge of the Provincial Court of Alberta.

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October 6 2020 |

Groundbreaking Decision: Supreme Court of Canada In Uber Technologies Inc. V. Heller

In Uber, the driver previously accepted Uber's standard form agreement. The agreement contained an arbitration clause, which required the Uber driver to resolve any disputes in the Netherlands. The arbitration process also cost $14,500USD in administrative/commencement fees, which represented most of the driver's annual income.

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