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It was a privilege


Lawyer Neill May
Area Corporate Finance and Securities


Article originally published in the Canadian Lawyer Magazine, March 2017

Excerpt from "It was a privilege":

It happens at work, too. The task of a corporate commercial lawyer is often to marshal experts in increasingly complex specialized areas to address transactional issues. Those interactions often (predictably and properly) come with warnings for the mere generalist corporate lawyers not to stray into the specialized turf. But I will risk it just this once (don’t tell anyone) because occasionally an issue arises in a technical area that has the potential to affect commercial practice broadly and significantly. Such is the case with the recent Federal Court of Canada decision in Iggillis Holdings Inc. v. Canada (National Revenue), which overturned the concept of advisory common interest privilege.

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