US - Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (BAM) of Canada has definitively agreed to acquire a 65.562% majority interest or 88.564 mil class A and class B common shares in Oaktree Capital Group LLC, a ...
A large number of Private Equity funds are in the latter part of their life cycles. That’s a lot of dry powder sitting around in search of the right opportunities
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
Nemaska Lithium’s $1.1-billion financing required a ‘staggering’ number of agreements
CANADA - KKR & Co. Inc. of the US (KKR) agreed to acquire the assets of SemCAMS ULC (SemCAMS), a Calgary-based producer of crude petroleum and natural gas, ultimately owned by SemGroup Corp ...
Firms are learning to adapt and prosper in the age of Artificial Intelligence
Regulatory requirements in Canada have wide-reaching effects for business and will continue to ramp up, potentially impacting cross-border competitiveness
Plans for CEO succession often leave out death and disaster
Special purpose acquisition corporations, or SPACs, have evolved in Canada, as legal advisors experiment with creative uses for the investment vehicle
Horner is not very retiring, even if he has retired from Osler after 30 years. Here, he reflects on the practice of M&A law, and projects on its future
Federal Court invalidates a patent for a well-known system of fracturing
CANADA - Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (Choice Properties), a unit of Loblaw Cos Ltd, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT), a ...
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
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.
Boom is reminiscent of dot.com days
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.
Lawyers know there’s no such thing as perfect legal harmony, but recent decisions by Canadian courts and tribunals may come as a shock.