Mondaq Canada: Corporate/Commercial Law
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Canada's largest securities regulator continues to move to implement its whistleblowing program, and investors and market participants should take note.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Order 677-2015 released on the same date implements some minor transitional interim regulations.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In MEDIchair LP v. DME Medequip Inc., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered whether a restrictive covenant contained in a franchise agreement is enforceable by a franchisor...
Bennett Jones LLP
The Alberta Securities Commission and Nunavut Securities Office recently published for comment proposed Multilateral Instrument 45-109 Prospectus Exemption for Start-Up Businesses.
Dentons (Canada)
On November 5, 2015, securities regulators in five provinces published in final form Multilateral Instrument 45-108 Crowdfunding (MI 45-108)...
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Many of our readers will be interested in a post on our M&A law blog about Finance Minister Bill Morneau's announcement today regarding the taxation of stock options.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Studies reveal that 50 to 70% of M&A transactions ultimately fail to realize expected synergies and, in fact, many actually dilute shareholder value.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 31-343 Conflicts of Interest in Distributing Securities of Related or Connected Issuers (the Notice) on November 19, 2015.
Goodmans LLP
Shareholder activism continues to evolve in Canada. As the tactics of activists have become increasingly sophisticated, boards have responded by expanding and refining their defensive tactics.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), one of the world's most influential proxy advisory firms, recently released its draft proposed voting policies for 2016.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Private equity investors when investing in new portfolio companies, seek to align management's interests with that of the PEI to grow the value of the portfolio company and achieve a profitable return in the investment upon exit.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) released its reasons in Re Red Eagle, 2015 BCSECCOM 401, in which it cease-traded a rights plan in the face of a hostile bid.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
The IRS, in continuing to respond to pressures from Congress and President Obama, issued Notice 2015-79 on November 19, 2015, which further restricts so-called inversion transactions under Section 7874 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Goodmans LLP
Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) has released its Canadian policy updates for the 2016 proxy season.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On November 20, 2015, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") released its updated Canadian proxy voting guidelines for meetings on or after February 1, 2016.
Dentons (Canada)
On October 29, 2015, securities regulators in six provinces announced their intention to adopt or modify a prospectus exemption available to issuers that prepare and deliver an offering memorandum to investors.
Grant Thornton
You put your blood, sweat and tears into your business. So, naturally, when it's eventually time to sell you want it to sell for the highest price possible—under your ideal terms.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In Red Eagle, CB Gold Inc. was subject to two competing take-over bids, one hostile and the other friendly.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Le 7 novembre 2015, Joëlle Boisvert, associée-directrice du bureau de Gowlings à Montréal, retrouvait les participantes de sa cohorte de L'effet A pour une séance de remue-méninges.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On November 5, 2015, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published its Exempt Market Review to provide background on the status of various new prospectus exemptions that it has proposed.
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Lawson Lundell LLP
I have been preparing this annual review of contract law cases relevant to commercial practice since 2009.
McLennan Ross LLP
Effective on January 1, 2016, there will be significant changes to the manner in which trusts created under a will are subject to income tax.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Upon exercising a stock option to acquire a share, a Canadian resident employee has an employment benefit equal to the difference between the fair market value of the share and the option exercise price.
Goodmans LLP
In the spring of 2015, Canadian Oil Sands Limited was approached by Suncor Energy Inc. ("Suncor") with an expression of interest in a transaction.
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
As part of the 2014 federal budget, the Canadian government enacted significant changes to the taxation of estates and trusts, which come into force on January 1, 2016.
Foley Hoag LLP
The transparency provisions of the U.K. Modern Slavery Act went into effect on October 29. At the same time, the U.K. Government has released guidance for companies seeking to comply with the Act.
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.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Encountering the phrases, "best efforts", "reasonable efforts" and "commercially reasonable efforts" in commercial contracts sans definition leaves enough latitude for interpretation to cause uncertainty.
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