- Apr 27, 2018
Special purpose acquisition corporations, or SPACs, have evolved in Canada, as legal advisors experiment with creative uses for the investment vehicle
- Apr 27, 2018
Contracting parties have a duty of good faith, but “sandbagging” provisions are still a good way to stave off litigation and expose misrepresentations
- Nov 24, 2017
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.
- Jul 25, 2017
Reasons in Eco Oro decision effectively reverses TSX approval, "sterilizes" shareholder voting rights.
- May 26, 2017
A ruling that threatens the concept of “common-interest” privilege has shaken the foundations of transactional law.
- Feb 06, 2017
Overall in 2016, there were several outbound deals, including Fortis’s acquisition of Michigan-based ITC Holdings and Enbridge’s acquisition of Spectra Energy. Lawyers told us that their “Canadian ...
- Jan 10, 2017
Yukon court of appeal shakes up longstanding M&A practice
- Mar 29, 2016
Provincial squabbling, Québec’s court challenge and questions about the extent of the new government’s commitment are raising questions
- Sep 07, 2015
For our Art of the Deal feature, we take a retrospective behind-the-scenes look at Canada’s biggest M&A deal last year and how Burger King had to let Tim Hortons have certain things its way to clinch ...
- May 29, 2015
The pace of change in corporate governance has never been faster in Canada
- Feb 09, 2015
Activist investors in Canada are increasingly focusing on detailed operational decisions. Whether this is a positive development depends on whom you ask.