Mondaq Canada: Corporate/Commercial Law
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Ontario Securities Commission recently released its 2014 annual report, which provides an overview of the OSC's key accomplishments.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The proper use and interpretation of stock phrases and other boilerplate clauses are vital and can implicate the execution of a deal.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
IIROC announced that it will grant extensions to the September 1 deadline that requires that certain terms be included in routing arrangements.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In the recent decision of Kaynes v. BP, PLC, 2014 ONCA 580, the Ontario Court of Appeal stayed a proposed secondary market securities class action on the basis of forum non conveniens.
Goodmans LLP
The settlement agreement recently entered into between Staff of the OSC and David Horsley, former CFO of Sino-Forest Corporation, provides meaningful guidance on the responsibilities of senior executives, particularly those serving for issuers with overseas business operations.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Following prevailing international standards tying jurisdiction to where securities are traded, Ontario’s highest appellate court in Kaynes v. BP, PLC1 has exercised its discretion to decline jurisdiction over proposed claims of Canadian residents who bought their shares of a foreign issuer on a foreign exchange and based on foreign law.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) recently considered whether a consultant for a law firm had committed insider trading...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Recent changes introduced in Budget 2012, which have made it tougher for foreign charities to obtain qualified donee status, have resulted in a removal of all organizations that were once on the Canada Revenue Agency's list of foreign charities.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The July 8 2014 acquittal of Rengam Rajaratnam in New York District Court ended a long streak of insider trading convictions in that jurisdiction.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In 2009, UBS’ subsidiary, Look Communications Inc., sold its primary asset.
McLennan Ross LLP
On August 7, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave in three securities class actions: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce et al. v. Howard Green et al., IMAX Corporation et al. v. Marvin Neil Silver et al. and Celestica Inc. et al. v. Trustees of the Millwright Regional Council of Ontario Pension Trust Fund et al. All three appeals will be heard together.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
In a recent motion seeking an interlocutory injunction to restrain the sale of a business, Justice Wilton-Siegel considered the content of an implied duty of good faith.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
In a recent decision that will be of interest to public issuers, the Ontario Court of Appeal in Kaynes v. BP has stayed a potential securities class action against BP, PLC.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
A significant issue regarding the corporate governance of public companies arises from questions regarding the optimal role of shareholders in navigating a company’s direction
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal in a case that will determine how to apply the statutory limitation period for investors in Ontario who decide to sue public issuers and their executives under the Securities Act.
Levitt & Grosman LLP
On the surface, Gerald McGoey had a lucrative deal. The chief executive of Unique Broadband Systems Inc. was protected by a golden-parachute provision that provided enhanced termination benefits in certain circumstances and a share appreciation rights plan with another payout based on the price of the company’s shares.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Corporations governed by the Canada Corporations Act have until October 17, 2014 to continue under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act ("CNCA").
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Recent reports by Mergermarket and Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) have confirmed the positive forecasts for M&A transactions in Q2 2014.
Cassels Brock
Court of Appeal reiterates that business judgment rule is a rebuttable presumption; lack of expert advice to support, or reasonable, objective justification of, board decisions fatal to reliance.
Cassels Brock
On July 24, 2014, the Building Opportunity and Securing Our Future Act (Budget Measures), 2014 received royal assent
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McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Although the decision is based on unique underlying facts, it offers several important lessons on corporate governance.
Torkin Manes LLP
The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently confirmed that it will pierce the "corporate veil" where a comp any is used for an "illegal, fraudulent or improper purpose".
Miller Thomson LLP
It is no secret that Canada’s population is aging. We have all heard the news that more and more baby-boomers are retiring, or will be retiring, in the coming years.
Campbell Valuation Partners Limited
A properly drafted shareholders' agreement protects the interests of both the controlling shareholders and the minority shareholders.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
It is common for two parties, particularly in the commercial context, to enter into a contract at one time, but agree to have the contract come into effect at an earlier time.
Aird & Berlis LLP
As the effective date of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation has passed, we now turn our mind to ongoing corporate compliance.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In the world of contractual interpretation, the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp. is a blockbuster.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On Monday, November 4, 2013, Hudson’s Bay Company ("HBC") completed its previously announced acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Saks Incorporated ("Saks") in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$2.9 billion.
Cohen Highley LLP
On July 1, 2014, Canada's Anti-Spam legislation comes into force. The intent of CASL is to deter the circulation of "spam" in Canada.
Dentons (Canada)
The Court of Appeal for Ontario affirmed the nature of directors’ and officers’ fiduciary duties and clarified the application of the business judgment rule.
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