The eighth annual Blakes Canadian Public M&A Deal Study
focuses on recurring and emerging issues in the structuring
and negotiation of Target-supported public company
acquisitions in Canada. The topics covered in the
Study range from overall transaction structure
and timing, such as the strategic review process and the
formation of special committees, to specific contractual
provisions, such as break and reciprocal break fees and
Blakes prepared the Study based on a review of the 50
largest Canadian Target-supported transactions announced
between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015, excluding
transactions initiated without Target support. Where
noted, we have included data from prior Blakes studies,
resulting in deal information taken from over 250
We invite you to review the results of the Study, which we
hope will provide you with valuable insight for future
To receive a copy of the Blakes 2016 Canadian Public M&A
Deal Study, please contact Daniela Conti.
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Please join members of the Blakes Commercial Real Estate group as they discuss five key provisions of a commercial real estate purchase agreement that are often the subject of much negotiation but are sometimes misunderstood.
Emotional culture is influenced in great part by the mindset and actions of leadership, although employees also play more of a role than they may realize in creating the culture that exists in the group.
The session will be led by Dr. Robert Brooks, an award-winning author and psychologist. In his presentation, Dr. Brooks will describe the mindset and realistic practices of leaders and staff that help to nurture and sustain a culture characterized by positive emotions, satisfying, respectful relationships, a sense of meaning and ownership for one’s work, and enhanced job performance. Examples will be offered to illustrate strategies for developing a positive emotional culture in an organization.
Join leading lawyers from the Blakes Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation group as they discuss recent updates and legal developments in pension and employee benefits law as well as strategies to identify and minimize common risks.
Under the Income Tax Act, the Employment Insurance Act, and the Excise Tax Act, a director of a corporation is jointly and severally liable for a corporation's failure to deduct and remit source deductions or GST.
Under the Income Tax Act, the Employment Insurance Act, the Canada Pension Plan Act and the Excise Tax Act, a director of a corporation is jointly and severally liable for a corporation's failure to deduct and remit source deductions.
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