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Law Featured Stories:

    • What if Newfoundland was more like Norway?

      by Tina Olivero

      Publiher’s Commentary – By Tina Olivero In Norway, state-owned oil projects often have upwards of 60% ownership in their oil and gas projects. This model of investment in the energy industry has served them well. Norway is now sitting pretty with the largest nest egg in the world; A sovereign wealth fund with over US$1 trillion in […]

    • REAL-TIME GAS READINGS: Wearables, Connectivity, People Protection

      by Tina Olivero

      CONNECTED SAFETY ALERTS SAVE LIVES Gas alert, gas alert! Those are words you hope you never hear. Hazards left unchecked put people in danger. Your best chain of defence against unimaginable outcomes and explosions is to ensure that gas detection and monitoring is well thought out and executed in your organization. Are you prepared? WHO USES […]

    • AOMS: New Facility for Occupational Rehabilitation

      by Tina Olivero

      It’s been forty years since the inception of Atlantic Offshore Medical Services (AOMS), an occupational medical facility created by the O’Shea family. A diverse and entrepreneurial family, the O’Shea’s have committed their efforts toward the growth and success of AOMS throughout Atlantic Canada, in the past across Canada and Internationally. Through the AOMS medical facility […]

    • Newfoundland’s Offshore: Time to take the BULL BY THE HORNS!

      by Tina Olivero

      In Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope, he said that his role as the president was a great responsibility and his drive came from great discontent. I thought a lot about that and realized that discontent comes from the disparity between where we are and where we can be. It’s that uncomfortable edge that has […]

    • Nalco Champion In Newfoundland

      by Tina Olivero

      “I am from Lawn, Newfoundland and I have worked in the oil and gas service industry for the past 18 years. In May 2011, while working in Angola I met Ryan Olson, who is currently Canadian Regional Manager of Oil Sands and Heavy Oil for Nalco Champion. During our conversation, I asked him, “Why isn’t […]

    • Atlantic Petroleum Show – June 20, 2018

      by Tina Olivero

      The Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show returns to Mile One Centre, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador on June 20 – 21, 2018, with a refreshed focus on energy education. “It is time to reimagine the traditional trade show and focus on education and training for the energy industry,” says Wes Scott, President and CEO of EventWorx […]

    • Dual Purpose Corporations: 
Expanding Your Gain

      by Shannon Mitchell and Sameena Sarangi

      Corporate social responsibility is creating a buzz in today’s marketplace, especially among those seeking innovative business strategies. Corporations are shifting their business models from focusing solely on maximizing profit for their shareholders, to a model that creates value for all of their stakeholders. The concept of stakeholders has expanded; employees, contractors, clients, consumers, creditors, government, […]

    • 9 Important Questions About Unanimous Shareholder Agreements

      by Claudius Du Plooy

      Private corporations, especially if they are owner-managed, exist in a dynamic business environment. In periods of economic contraction, corporate activity in consolidations increase as companies look for ways to reduce costs and increase competitiveness. In periods of economic expansion some owners look for good opportunities to exit the business, while financial and strategic investors look […]

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