US - Akita Drilling Ltd. of Canada definitively agreed to merge with Xtreme Drilling Corp., a Houston-based provider of onshore drilling and coiled tubing services, for a total USD 147.723 mil, in a ...
Plans for CEO succession often leave out death and disaster
Confederation isn’t easy when it comes to drawing together Provincial, Territorial and Federal carbon tax proposals
Canadian law firms go where the work takes them on mega projects
Contracting parties have a duty of good faith, but “sandbagging” provisions are still a good way to stave off litigation and expose misrepresentations
Due Diligence on any Assets in an M&A is difficult enough to conduct. But when you’re talking about Big Data, who knows what breaches, what information, need to be considered?
Bennett Jones LLP welcomed Mark Lewis as a real estate partner in the firm’s Vancouver office
With the recent US tax law reform, rules for how Canadian capital is invested there may change
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
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.
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 ...
Lawyers know there’s no such thing as perfect legal harmony, but recent decisions by Canadian courts and tribunals may come as a shock.
A look at the settlement of a class action lawsuit against Volkswagen Group Canada in a case involving vehicle emissions control systems software. The settlement, valued at up to $2.1 billion, is the ...
As US President Donald Trump moves to deregulate the US energy industries, will Canada’s environmental concerns in oil and gas hurt or help our competitiveness?
Pipelines are essential to the oil and gas industry, and thus a quarter of Canada’s economy, but continued societal concerns demand a nuanced approach from project proponents.
Is the cancellation of this planned TransCanada pipeline a harbinger of fewer energy deals?
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.