Federal Court invalidates a patent for a well-known system of fracturing
CANADA - Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (Choice Properties), a unit of Loblaw Cos Ltd, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT), a ...
A look at a landmark case in patent law, in which the so-called “promise doctrine” was struck down by the Supreme Court of Canada
A look at the significance of LBP Holdings v. Hycroft Mining to underwriters
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.
Boom is reminiscent of dot.com days
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 SCC decision in Equustek orders Google to block a search not just in Canada, but globally. As Google turns to US courts for validation, litigators question whether the ruling oversteps ...
The 2017 SCC ruling in Teal reinforces the scc’s broad deference toward arbitral decisions, even when tribunals are found to have erred on questions of fact.
Lawyers know there’s no such thing as perfect legal harmony, but recent decisions by Canadian courts and tribunals may come as a shock.
Customers’ private information strictly your business? Not in an M&A
In today’s ultra-low interest rate environment, money managers are keeping a close eye on litigation finance.
Litigation finance, as a concept at least, has been around. But a host of new players with creative leveraging strategies are now paving the way for what could become a force in the profession.
Lawyers, bankers and investors all stand to profit from this year's uptick
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, ...
Mining companies are starting to learn that climate change will undermine their own operations. Many are working now to save themselves from enormous future costs.
Village Farms and Emerald Health built their cannabis partnership fast — and on a tight deadline