This was a year in which lawyers superbly exercised the art of negotiation…and opened a new frontier…and set out to build a bridge
CANADA - Newmont Mining Corp. of the US definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Goldcorp Inc., a Vancouver-based gold mining company, for a total CAD $13.218 bil (USD $9. 965 bil), ...
Nemaska Lithium’s $1.1-billion financing required a ‘staggering’ number of agreements
In the wake of the SCC trilogy that laid out a robust interpretation of the leave standard, there’s been a slowdown in the number of Canadian securities class actions.
Firms are learning to adapt and prosper in the age of Artificial Intelligence
USA - Equinox Gold Corp. of Canada definitively agreed to acquire the Mesquite Gold Mine of New Gold Inc., a Toronto-based gold ore mine operator, for a total US$158 million in cash.
The Ontario appellate court provides clarity on the pre-contractual disclosure obligations imposed on franchisors
As certain provinces raise the minimum wage, franchisees cancel paid breaks for their employees and turn to franchisors for some kind of contribution or adjustment
CANADA - Hecla Mining Co of the US agreed to the entire share capital of Klondex Mines Ltd, a Vancouver-based gold ore mine operator, for CAD 3.234 (USD 2.47) in cash or common shares or a total ...
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.
Lawyers know there’s no such thing as perfect legal harmony, but recent decisions by Canadian courts and tribunals may come as a shock.
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 the Alberta Court of Appeal’s upholding of the decision in the Redwater Energy Corp. receivership and bankruptcy proceedings, which found that Redwater’s receiver and trustee, Grant ...
Licensed producers in Canada are projecting sales approaching $400 million in 2017
Fixed-fee long-form fairness opinion and report from independent transaction committee must be “minimum standard” in plans of arrangement, says judge
Governments looking to avoid a real estate collapse are cracking down on easy mortgages. But with low interest rates, will the new rules do anything other than penalize brokers and lenders?
Outdated laws have created a class of undefined workers with undefined rights. How legislators respond will have severe consequences for businesses reliant on flexible labour.