Lexpert®/American Lawyer publish 2018 Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (the Lexpert ALM 500) is designed to provide purchasers of legal services – including corporate counsel, U.S. law firms, senior professionals, and executives – with a qualified resource for researching, vetting and selecting Canadian legal counsel. It is the most comprehensive annual guide to Canada’s top legal talent.  
Now in its 20th year, and produced in collaboration with American Lawyer Media, the Lexpert ALM 500 profiles the “most frequently recommended lawyers” across Canada in approximately 35 practice areas identified via an extensive, annual peer survey. Each profile includes an extensive biography and photo. 
To round out the editorial package, leading practitioners across Canada provide fresh insight by contributing articles highlighting cross-border issues and recent developments of importance in their areas of practice. 

It features articles on the following topics:

Five Things You Need to Know about Statutory Adjudication
Construction law is changing in Ontario. Canada’s largest province, and commercial hub of the country, is undergoing an overhaul of its construction lien legislation, the Construction Lien Act. 

OSC Intervenes in Tactical Private Placement Implemented During Proxy Contest
On June 19, 2017, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released its much anticipated reasons for its decision, In the Matter of Eco Oro Minerals Corp., in which the OSC overturned the decision of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

Property Leasing
Since the 1970s, a series of three Supreme Court of Canada cases – commonly referred to as the “Trilogy” – has established a common law principle to assist landlords and tenants in allocating risk in the absence of express provisions. 

Update on Shareholder Activism in Canada
Shareholder activism remains a significant element in Canadian capital markets, notwithstanding that proxy battles are becoming less frequent.