When Samuel Osei of Samuel Osei Law Corporation in Vancouver first found himself dealing with blockchain and cryptocurrency issues, he chose to keep his activities under wraps.
CANADA - South32 Ltd. of Australia agreed to acquire the remaining 83% interest or 259.924 mil common shares, which it did not already own, in Arizona Mining Inc, a Vancouver-based silver ore mine ...
A restaurateur takes Brewers Retail to court over charges of price fixing
CANADA - Stingray Digital Group Inc definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Newfoundland Capital Corp Ltd, a Dartmouth-based radio station, for an estimated CAD 13.28 in cash per ...
Special purpose acquisition corporations, or SPACs, have evolved in Canada, as legal advisors experiment with creative uses for the investment vehicle
Are the NAFTA talks chilling M&A activity? Not at all, according to deal lawyers, who say acquirers are taking advantage of plentiful liquidity and a tax-cut windfall
Contracting parties have a duty of good faith, but “sandbagging” provisions are still a good way to stave off litigation and expose misrepresentations
AI isn’t coming to law. It’s already here — and in a big way — as law firms augment their corporate legal services to exploit heretofore unheard-of efficiencies
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.
Rogers Sugar (RSI) is a storied Canadian sugar company. L.B. Maple Treat (LBMT) is a bottler and dis-tributor of Canada’s iconic “liquid gold,” aka maple syrup. RSI had long planned to diversify. It ...
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.
Landmark cases have recently broadened the courts’ ability to interpret contractual intent. Does this represent a more nuanced approach, or does it open the door to ambiguity in contract law?
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.
The decision in Redwater shifts responsibility for environmental clean-up away from insolvent energy companies and towards the public and industry. But it remains to be seen who will ultimately pay.
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.
In a depressed market for commodities, mining companies will have to rely on government funding, P3s and the ambition of local communities to get their projects off the ground.
A look at the conclusion of a case in which four parties had attempted to seize assets from Kyrgyzaltyn JSC, a gold mining company owned by the state of Kyrgyzstan, to satisfy the parties’ arbitral ...