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
Federal Court of Appeal changes the law of privilege applicable before the Competition Tribunal, signalling a major shift in the way such cases are litigated
Coeur Mining’s physical entry into Canada was negotiated quickly with limited approvals required
CANADA - Motorola Solutions Inc of the US definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Avigilon Corp, a Vancouver-based manufacturer of HD surveillance systems, for CAD 27 (USD 21.928) ...
A look at a landmark case in patent law, in which the so-called “promise doctrine” was struck down by the Supreme Court of Canada
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.
CANADA - Blackstone Property Partners LP of the US, a unit of Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc, definitively agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust, a ...
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.
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 an Ontario Superior Court decision in relation to Algoma’s bankruptcy proceedings, which addressed important issues concerning the role of a CCAA monitor, the scope of a derivative action, ...
Recent Alberta Securities Commission decision in Re PointNorth Capital may be for "one-off situation" rather than regime itself
Law firms have their own way of doing things. Young lawyers should be quick to learn the rules
Sales to private equity, cost of listing fees, regulation and "short-termism" cited
Special purpose acquisition corporations have caught on in recent years. Could this quirky investment vehicle have broader use in M&A?
Even public companies in the US, accustomed to lower-cost alternatives, are starting to see the benefits of the “bought deal” mechanism for issuing equity.
After the disappointing jurisprudential results experienced by Canadian business in 2015, the landscape more than evened out this past year — which is not to say that Canadian appellate courts ...
On January 3, 2017, Acasta Enterprises Inc. (“Acasta”) completed its $1.2-billion qualifying acquisition of Apollo Health & Beauty Care Partnership (“Apollo”) and JemPak Corporation (“JemPak”), two ...