Mondaq Canada: Corporate/Commercial Law
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
With the new Societies Act set to come into force on November 28, 2016, the BC Corporate Registry continues to add information to its website.
Field LLP
If you're a start-up, raising money can feel like a full time job. Alberta recently brought in a few rule changes which may be of interest: ASC Rule 45-517 Prospectus Exemption for Start-up Businesses.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The overall impact of these changes will bring Ontario's lobbyist registration system more in line with the federal system.
Lerners
Bradley v Eastern Platinum Ltd., a proposed securities class action for alleged secondary market misrepresentation, was recently resolved in an unsuccessful application for leave under the Securities Act to bring the proceeding.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Earlier this year, we reviewed Deloitte and Touche LLP's (Deloitte) 2016 survey of M&A trends (the Survey), which predicted that the year would match or exceed deal volume as compared to 2015.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On September 14, 2016, the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) published for comment proposed amendments to National Instrument 58-101...
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Officers, Directors of regulated businesses and advisors must keep up with evolving regulatory and other policy priorities as a matter of effective risk management.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Under current regulation, managers of publicly offered investment funds who wish to call an annual or special meeting of securityholders, must deliver meeting materials to beneficial owners of securities using the process set out in National Instrument 54-101 Communication with Beneficial Owners of Securities of a Reporting Issuer (NI 54-101) and National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure.
Ridout Barron
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from the Alberta Securities Commission in an insider trading case.
Ridout Barron
The Supreme Court of Canada recently issued a surprise ruling that makes it somewhat more difficult for plaintiffs to bring class-action securities lawsuits against public companies, according to the Financial Post.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Negotiating an acquisition can be an intensive process for both buyers and sellers. For both parties, deal certainty is important when the right transaction is on the table.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In the proposed $1 billion class action Rooney v. ArcelorMittal S.A., the Ontario Court of Appeal has clarified that security holders who sell their securities in the secondary market...
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
In the case of 3716724 Canada Inc. v. Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 375, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that decisions of boards of non-profit condominium corporations are owed the same deference as are those of for-profit corporations, relying on the "business judgment rule."
Bennett Jones LLP
There is a new exception to the new Canadian approach for reviewing the interpretation of contracts: a trial court's interpretation of a standard form contract may be reviewed on appeal on the standard of correctness...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Recently, the Ontario Securities Commission released its 2016 Annual Repor​t, including its enforcement statistics for the 2015-16 year.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On July 21 2016, the CEOs of thirteen high-profile public companies, asset managers and pension and mutual funds released the Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Earn-outs link a portion of total purchase price to the performance of the business following the acquisition.
Aird & Berlis LLP
At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, workplace communication company Slack announced the opening of their newest office in downtown Toronto.
Aird & Berlis LLP
As many of the founders we talk to tell us, a key differentiating factor of Canada's economy is the country's remarkable postsecondary system, which provides entrepreneurs with a continuous pipeline...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Alberta government has recently decided to extend its Mature Franchisor Exemption under the Franchises Act until its next review in 2021.
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Miller Thomson LLP
Since the enactment of the Family Law Act, Courts have struggled with determining, firstly, if and when the interest of a spouse in a discretionary trust qualifies as "property" as defined...
Stikeman Elliott LLP
This article summarizes CRS reporting for trusts in the private wealth and estate planning context.
McMillan LLP
Individuals and families whose tax plans include trusts should take note of the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in Discovery Trust v Minister of National Revenue ("Discovery Trust").
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
If more than one person owns the business, it is very common that the owners prefer to withdraw money from the business at different times.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The marijuana industry has been high on analysts' lists ever since Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party were elected in late 2015.
McMillan LLP
In 2012 we published an article on the future of crowdfunding and whether it could help finance innovation by providing Canadian businesses with a new source for capital.
Aird & Berlis LLP
Notably, this financing represents the single largest investment yet from Amazon's $100-million Alexa Fund.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
D&O insurance will protect acting directors and officers, but it does not necessarily cover former directors and officers.
McMillan LLP
In January 2015, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (the "Basel Committee"), an international banking regulator, issued the Revised Pillar 3 Disclosure Requirements.
McMillan LLP
A typical commercial lease is not a balanced document in terms of rights and remedies for a breach of the lease. There will be long list of tenant defaults that will give the landlord a full range of remedies.
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