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By Peter Glicklich, Gregg M. Benson, Heath Martin
The U.S. Supreme Court has released a much-anticipated decision in South Dakota v Wayfair, Inc., which overturned the Court's decades-old limitation on states' power to assert sales tax jurisdiction ...
By Robert Murphy, Zain Rizvi, Geoffrey Rawle, Ghaith S. Sibai
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has published CSA Staff Notice 46-308 – Securities Law Implications for Offerings of Tokens (2018 Notice).
By Anita Banicevic, David Feldman
The Annual Plan coincides with the retirement of John Pecman, who served as Canada's Commissioner of Competition for the past five years
By Patricia Olasker, Chantelle Spagnola
In a decision that will surprise public company executives and advisers, an Ontario court held that a public company that declined to disclose a consultant's opinion because it honestly believed...
By Jeffrey Nadler, Scott Fisher, Paul Watkins, Nir Servatka, Rachel Charney
Within the first hundred days of taking office, President Trump reiterated his commitment to scaling back existing financial regulations.
By Steven Harris, Jennifer Longhurst, Gilles Comeau
On April 12, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published Staff Notice 61-303 and Request for Comment – Soliciting Dealer Arrangements (the Notice) outlining issues identified...
By Kent Thomson, John Bodrug, Matthew Milne-Smith, Michael Lubetsky, David Feldman
On March 15, 2018, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed a proposed class action (Hughes v. Liquor Control Board of Ontario)...
By Patricia Olasker, Vincent A. Mercier, Andrew Mihalik
In the recently released joint reasons of the Ontario and Saskatchewan securities commissions in In the Matter of Aurora Cannabis Inc. in respect of the unsolicited takeover bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc...
By Patricia Olasker, Andrew Mihalik, Vincent A. Mercier
The decision is equally important for what it does not comment on, which we will discuss below.
By Zain Rizvi, Geoffrey Rawle, Robert Murphy
The year 2017 was one of tremendous growth for blockchain, as the technology underlying Bitcoin gained attention from mainstream media outlets, financial institutions, investment funds...
By R. Ian Crosbie, Brian Bloom, Marie-Emmanuelle Vaillancourt, Elie Roth, Raj Juneja, Michael Kandev, Paul Lamarre, Christopher Anderson, John Lennard, Andrew Ellis
As anticipated, today's federal budget (Budget 2018) focuses on a few targeted areas, including the taxation of passive investments made by private corporations, and does not contain...
By Robin Upshall
As noted in our bulletin TSX Amends Disclosure Requirements, effective April 1, 2018, TSX-listed issuers other than Eligible Interlisted Issuers, Eligible International Interlisted Issuers ...
By George Addy, John Bodrug, Adam Fanaki, Charles Tingley, Jim Dinning, Stéphane Eljarrat
In our annual forecast of the year ahead in Canadian competition and foreign investment review, we evaluate how developments in 2017 will influence these areas of law in 2018.
By Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
The year 2017 was eventful from both Canadian and U.S. tax perspectives. In Canada, the Liberal government introduced new rules on income splitting and released controversial proposals on the taxation...
By Patricia Olasker, Andrew Mihalik
On November 29, 2017, CanniMed announced that it had adopted a poison pill.
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