Mondaq Canada: Corporate/Commercial Law
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The concept of the stalking horse originates in hunting, where a hunter releases a horse in a field and trails behind it so as not to alarm the targeted game.
Cassels Brock
On May 26, 2015, the Ontario government passed the Making Healthier Choices Act. This legislation created the Healthy Menu Choices Act (the Act), which will require regulated food service premises with 20 or more locations in Ontario that are selling prepared ready-to-eat food to post itemized caloric content on menus.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In recent years, British Columbia has been laying the groundwork for the introduction of franchise legislation in this province.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
Registered charities have traditionally been unable to invest in limited partnership units without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status.
Miller Thomson LLP
All of this was done in an effort to help restore public trust in charities.
Cassels Brock
The Ontario Government has recently released draft regulations for its new legislation that mandates providing caloric content on menus, the Healthy Menu Choices Act, and is seeking public input.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
The U.S. court decision is now the leading case interpreting a section of the Ontario Securities Act
McMillan LLP
A new notice requirement is being implemented.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Lawyers are wordsmiths not mathematicians who, when working on a deal, often leave the complex math to the bankers and accountants.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On September 28, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators released a staff notice summarizing the findings from its review of the corporate governance disclosure of non-venture issuers as it relates to the amendments to National Instrument 58-101– Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices and Form 58-101F1 Corporate Governance Disclosure.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Amendments to the TSX Company Manual were made effective September 17, 2015 to add various requirements for non-corporate issuers such as exchange traded funds...
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Ontario Securities Commission approved amendments to Requirement 14 of Dealer Member Rule 3400 of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On September 24, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published guidance for portfolio managers on providing advice using online platforms.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
housekeeping amendments were made to make the TSX Rule Book and the Alpha Trading Policy Manual consistent with amendments to the Universal Market Integrity Rules...
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On September 21, 2015, the Ontario Securities Commission's (OSC) Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch (CRR) released its Annual Summary Report for Dealers, Advisers and Investment Fund Managers...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On July 9, 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services released a report entitled "Business Law Agenda: Priority Findings & Recommendations Report" (the "Report"), which it commissioned to obtain advice on priorities for reforming Ontario's business and commercial legislation and recommendations for how to modernize such laws and facilitate an efficient market and prosperous business climate in Ontario
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced the implementation of the new more flexible, streamlined process for a reporting issuer to conduct a rights offering.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Considering the role of institutional investors in influencing corporate governance is critical to effective corporate decision making.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Ontario Securities Commission recently released its Annual Summary Report for Dealers, Advisers and Investment Fund Managers, providing a summary of new and proposed rules, initiatives and current compliance trends resulting from the OSC's review of registrants and their activities.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The prospectus exempt rights offering regime will be significantly revised to address concerns that it is too expensive and time consuming.
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Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Earlier this summer an affiliate of Rogers Communications Inc. acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of the corporation carrying on the Mobilicity wireless business in the context of Mobilicity's Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceeding.
Minden Gross LLP
The recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Trimmeliti v. Blue Mountain Resorts Limited is a useful reminder of the difficulty that an injured skier will face in suing a ski resort for a personal injury incurred on the slopes.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Federal Department of Finance and Canada Revenue Agency officials have acknowledged that a new tax rule for spousal trusts taking effect Jan. 1 could have negative consequences for spousal beneficiaries that were not foreseen.
Torkin Manes LLP
"Wavier of liability agreements" are commonly referred to as waivers. Waivers are intended to protect parties from liability.
McMillan LLP
In August 2015 the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada released its draft Guideline E-21 entitled Operational Risk Management for federally-regulated financial institutions.
Stewart McKelvey
The Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous decision in Bhasin v Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71 has been making headlines since its release last week. The case is big news in the legal and business worlds because it creates a duty of honest contractual performance that is new to Canadian common law. (It also seeks to clarify how good faith fits into the law of contract.)
Dentons (Canada)
The use of electronic signatures is becoming increasingly commonplace in commercial transactions, as individuals and businesses capitalize on the administrative efficiency afforded by today’s digital world.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Acquiring control of another company has several tax consequences, many of which are potentially adverse for the acquiring party. It is important to consider them early on in the acquisition process.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
There is already quite a bit of (perhaps) unnecessary complication in the current rules governing the treatment of tax credits that arise when charitable gifts are made upon death.
Torkin Manes LLP
The plaintiff is suing for the breach of a supply agreement. The damages are easily $750,000. The equities favour the plaintiff, but pinning down the cause of action is a challenge.
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