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Uniform International Commercial Arbitration, Final Report 114


In this Report, ALRI recommends that Alberta adopt the Uniform International Commercial Arbitration Act (2014). ALRI’s recommendations are intended to bring Alberta’s international commercial arbitration law up-to-date with current international standards. Why is Change Needed? Alberta’s current International Commercial Arbitration Act is based on uniform legislation developed in 1986. The Alberta Act has fallen behind the advances that are being made internationally and in other provinces. By updating its legislation, Alberta will catch up to those jurisdictions […]

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March 6, 2019

Joint Ventures, Final Report 99


Joint ventures are an increasingly common part of commercial arrangements. But the legal landscape has not kept up with commercial arrangements. There is a lack of fit between the applicable law and the exigencies of present day joint ventures and the resulting uncertainty is not good for the participants. This report recommends removing the uncertainty by specifying a clear result if a joint venture does two things: declare it is not a partnership; and use […]

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July 1, 2012

Joint Ventures, Consultation Memorandum 14


Joint ventures are an increasingly common part of commercial arrangements. But the legal landscape has not kept up with commercial arrangements. There is a lack of fit between the applicable law and the exigencies of present day joint ventures and the resulting uncertainty is not good for the participants. This report recommends removing the uncertainty by specifying a clear result if a joint venture does two things: declare it is not a partnership; and use […]

AREA OF LAW Corporate and Commercial
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May 4, 2011

Business Names Legislation


This paper considers the desirability and design of provincial legislation that pursues the regulation of business names and business name disclosure. Business name regulation is for the purpose of limiting the scope for confusion caused by the use of similar names. Business name disclosure requires that firms that use a business name disclose certain information about themselves to the public. This paper discusses the two objectives of business names legislation and then describes the general […]

AREA OF LAW Corporate and Commercial
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December 4, 1996

Proposals for a New Alberta Business Corporations Act Volume 1, Final Report 36


This two-volume set puts forth proposals for an Act to reform the law of Alberta relating to business corporation. This first volume (“Report”) discusses the principles and policies upon which a business corporations statute for Alberta should be based. The purpose of this report is to recommend the adoption of a statute that embodies the basic law of business corporations. It should apply to all business corporations incorporated under the Alberta Corporations Act or its […]

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Business Corporations Act, SA 1981, c B-15 (now RSA 2000, c B-9).

August 1, 1980

Proposals for a New Alberta Business Corporations Act Volume 2, Final Report 36


This two-volume set puts forth proposals for an Act to reform the law of Alberta relating to business corporations. This second volume contains the draft Alberta Business Corporations Act together with comments on many of the sections. The comments cover some of the subject matter addressed in the first volume of the Report, but their purpose is to explain the relationship of the sections of the Act to each other and to the principles and […]

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Business Corporations Act, SA 1981, c B-15 (now RSA 2000, c B-9).