When Encana Corp. announced its $1.3-billion share offering last week with half the money earmarked for 2017 spending, it joined the likes of Suncor, Crescent Point Energy and Cenovus as part of ...
Mining companies have been reluctant to do deals and invest in an uncertain economic environment
The rules around Canadian class actions — for decades, a work in progress — have finally found some measure of clarity. Could the Wild West era be over?
The Federal Court of Appeal’s recent decision in R. v. Agnico-Eagles Mines Limited regarding the tax treatment of exchange rates will be of interest to many businesses and lawyers who are involved in ...
Franchisors face a complex and challenging legal environment across Canada
Distressed M&A deals are rising in the Canadian oil patch. That’s not entirely a bad thing
Lingering uncertainty surrounding legislation and case law has made it increasingly challenging and costly for franchisors to comply with governing legislation in Canada
As the definition of “Canadian” expanded, last year’s top deals highlighted the importance of infrastructure and real estate as well as vendors making strategic dispositions
Canada’s top court has enunciated a new legal duty in contract negotiations. Its effects are wide-ranging and controversial
New requirements to report payments made to governments mean Canada has caught up to global trends
As Chuang v. Toyota Canada Inc. dragged on for years, it presented Toyota’s legal team with an array of tactical and strategic challenges that had to be met head on
Ontario lawmakers no doubt had the best of intentions when they began working on the Making Healthier Choices Act. The idea was to compel fast food chains to post nutritional information about menu ...
The mining sector was forced to be creative when commodities declined a few years ago. Now it is the oil companies’ turn
The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision recognizing title over a piece of First Nations land is having a major impact on investment in the resource sector
Energy has joined mining in its need for creative dealmaking in a challenging environment
In Bhasin v. Hrynew, the SCC tried to make Canadian contract law more settled, fair and closely aligned with parties’ reasonable expectations. But does the decision clarify the law or muddy the ...
Risk allocation in mining contracts are increasingly giving way to more collaborative and shared risk models under certain contractual arrangements in volatile market conditions
As sports deals have become bigger, more complex issues have arisen to challenge lawyers, including morals clauses, ambush marketing and digital platforms
The Competition Bureau has changed its approach and this is getting positive reviews from the business community in Canada
Aboriginal entities in Canada could face cutbacks on federal transfer payments if their compensation from extractive projects are disclosed under the new federal transparency act, according to legal ...