Some Rules to Watch Out For Regarding Services Agreements in Quebec, March, 2013

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Today we attach in the Publications section on this site a short article explaining some particular contract rules in the Quebec Civil Code.  These rules permit parties receiving physical or intellectual work, or services under independent contracts, to terminate the contract early without paying full loss-of-bargain damages.  Correlatively, the parties providing the work or services also can terminate on a more favourable basis than the general law usually provides. Their entitlement is less generous than it is for the party receiving the work or services in question.

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Gary Gillman holds undergraduate law degrees in Civil Law and Common Law from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He is a member of the Quebec Bar and has been a member of the Ontario Bar since 1983. He was trained and practiced for many years in nationally-known law firms in Montreal and Toronto, principally in numerous areas of corporate and commercial law. In 1995, he obtained a Master’s Degree (LL.M) with Distinction in European Management and Employment law from the University of Leicester in England. His training in the law of European economic and political integration allows him to help clients understand international business and legal trends, the North American Free Trade Agreement and economic globality. Gary regularly attends and speaks at professional conferences and keeps current on all the legal areas he covers. Gary has authored during his career numerous legal articles and papers for professional or trade journals. Gary co-authors the quarterly Gillman Financial Regulatory Report, a business law and financial law newsletter of our firm.