A company’s first in-house counsel is faced with a daunting proposition. He or she must be able to quickly absorb the corporate culture, while holding the line on risky business
After years in the doldrums, IPOs last year staged a comeback. But as business owners start to weigh their prospects, legal advisors warn that the ordeal of a public offering is not for everyone
With the recent US tax law reform, rules for how Canadian capital is invested there may change
CANADA - Motorola Solutions Inc of the US definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Avigilon Corp, a Vancouver-based manufacturer of HD surveillance systems, for CAD 27 (USD 21.928) ...
CANADA - Wolf Midstream Inc (Wolf) agreed to acquire the remaining 50% interest, which it did not already own, in Access Pipeline Inc, a Calgary-based owner and operator of heavy oil transportation ...
Solicitor-client privilege and jurisdiction were prominent in last year’s top cases. While these rulings indicate a balanced approach, the most significant ones were pro-business.
On an optimistic note, there were several more deals that drew praise and attention from the lawyers who weighed in on our top deals list. These too involved consolidation, and most notably, ...
Last year’s Top 10 Deals were all about combining forces, as companies sought out efficiencies and clout in the market.
CANADA - Blackstone Property Partners LP of the US, a unit of Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust, a ...
Boom is reminiscent of dot.com days
Investors in Canada’s fledgling LNG industry have pulled out due to a host of economic and regulatory issues. With competition heating up, project proponents say it’s time for a rethink.
With amendments rendering the ‘poison pill’ effectively inert, private placements have become the de facto M&A defensive tactic. But there are limits to their usefulness.
The open-court principle requires accusers to identify themselves, but new issues in data privacy and health care are challenging the courts to consider broadening the use of anonymity in class ...
Lawyers know there’s no such thing as perfect legal harmony, but recent decisions by Canadian courts and tribunals may come as a shock.
Supreme Court of Canada upholds appellate court ruling in disputed contract of affiliation
The decision in Redwater shifts responsibility for environmental clean-up away from insolvent energy companies and towards the public and industry. But it remains to be seen who will ultimately pay.
Clients and their lawyers want change at the National Energy Board, but how far to go, and in which city, remains to be seen.
Global law firms may offer a “one-stop shop,” but when it comes to international coverage, law firm network referrals are offering the independents competition.
A look at an Ontario Superior Court decision in relation to Algoma’s bankruptcy proceedings, which addressed important issues concerning the role of a CCAA monitor, the scope of a derivative action, ...
The promise of Artificial Intelligence in M&A — performing extensive and reliable due diligence searches rapidly — will change corporate law in ways we can’t yet predict.