Mondaq Canada: Corporate/Commercial Law
Cassels Brock
In the e-Lert that we published on November 6, 2014, we commented on new securities legislation that imposes reporting obligations on entities that engage in derivative transactions.
Aird & Berlis LLP
Startup founders frequently set their course for the stars. With sweeping vision, high spirits and grand plans, what could go wrong? Unfortunately, plenty.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada's (SCC) decision in Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp.
McLennan Ross LLP
Late last week, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") released the decision of Bhasin v Hrynew.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In its unanimous decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71, released on November 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that there is a common law duty to act honestly in the performance of contractual obligations.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On November 13, the OSC recognized each of Aequitas Innovations Inc. and Aequitas Neo Exchange Inc. as an exchange, effective March 1, 2015.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In a recently released staff notice, staff of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) have provided guidance on the availability of certain exemptions from the dealer registration requirement under the Commodity Futures Act (CFA) that we believe is contrary to the prevailing interpretation among market participants.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada today republished for comment proposed changes to its Dealer Member Rules related to the requirement to disclose membership in IIROC as a Dealer Member.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada today republished for comment proposed changes to its Dealer Member Rules related to the requirement to disclose membership in IIROC as a Dealer Member.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Canadian Securities Administrators recently published final amendments to NI 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations which will have a significant impact ..
StevensVirgin
Is there a general duty of good faith imposed on parties to a contract? Until recently, my answer to this question would have been an unqualified "no."
Cassels Brock
The British Columbia Supreme Court dismissed a class action claim against two pharmaceutical manufacturer defendants in a pre-certification summary trial.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The recent increase in hedge fund activism is "hyperbolic" and should be carefully assessed, according to two notable scholars, John C. Coffee Jr. (corporate law; Columbia) and Darius Palia (corporate finance; Rutgers).
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
BLG's Charities and Not-for-Profit Group held its 15th Annual Sector Update for Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations on November 17, 2014 in its Toronto office.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
The securities regulatory model is founded on the principle of disclosure – the more information an investor receives, the better equipped she will be in making investment decisions – or so the conventional thinking goes.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The federal government and participating provinces have signed a memorandum of agreement to formalize the terms of the new proposed cooperative capital markets system.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Increasing investor confidence is fuelling small-cap M&A activity in the power and utilities (P&U) sector, EY reports. The EY Capital Confidence Barometer Report predicts that nearly three quarters of deals taking place over the course of the next 12 months will have values below USD $250 million, and that the P&U sector will see more M&A activity than it has in the past two years.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Alberta Securities Commission yesterday published a blanket order to expand its exemption of certain issuers from the application of Multilateral Instrument 51-105 Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew significantly evolves the common law of contract by recognizing a general common law duty of good faith contractual performance, and in particular a specific duty to act honestly in the performance of contractual obligations.
McMillan LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision that dramatically impacts the obligations of all parties to commercial contracts in Canada.
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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.)
MNP
As you may be aware, the 2014 Federal Budget did not bode well for the tax savings achieved through the use of testamentary trusts.
McInnes Cooper
Every organization that CASL affects should now be complying with it – and their directors and officers need to make sure they do.
Torkin Manes LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada has held that the common law imposes a duty on parties to a contract to perform their obligations honestly.
Campbell Valuation Partners Limited
A properly drafted shareholders' agreement protects the interests of both the controlling shareholders and the minority shareholders.
Miller Thomson LLP
An unlimited liability company is a common entity US businesses use as a Canadian subsidiary or to hold Canadian assets.
McInnes Cooper
Many believe that only public companies or large, established companies with many shareholders need to be concerned about corporate governance practices.
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.
Dentons (Canada)
On October 23, 2014, the Government of Canada tabled an omnibus Bill C-43 introducing or amending dozens of laws.
Miller Thomson LLP
The Income Tax Act (Canada) provides that directors of a corporation, including a not-for-profit corporation, are liable for income tax.
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