New legislation in the province of Quebec now requires businesses to add a French translation or descriptor to the signage of their trademark if it exists in English or any language other than French.

The law went into effect on November 24, 2016, and understandably, many companies didn’t exactly rush to comply. Nearly a year later there is still uncertainty around the details of the law and possible exemptions to it.

The uncertainty around Brexit and its impact on global markets continues as tension-filled talks between the United Kingdom and European Union drudge forward. But with the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement set to go into effect on Sept. 21, Canada’s Financial Services sector may have a safety net of sorts.

James Small, counsel in the Trade Advisory Practice of the International Commercial Group at Baker McKenzie’s Toronto office, shared some insights on what CETA means for Canadian financial firms and what to look for as we move towards the UK withdrawing from the EU by March 29, 2019.

With NAFTA renegotiations set to begin next month the United States has played its first card, setting out a list of what they are looking for in a new deal with Canada and Mexico.

Baker McKenzie Partner Peter MacKay joined Bloomberg TV Canada’s Lily Jamali on Tuesday to share his thoughts on how the list of priorities set out by Donald Trump’s administration could affect negotiations.