Mondaq Canada: Corporate/Commercial Law
McCague Borlack LLP
In the recent case of Meridian Credit Union Limited v Baig,1 the Court of Appeal considered the duties owed by various parties to be honest and to not mislead each other during the course of real estate transactions.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In Koh v Ellipsiz Communications Ltd,1 the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ("OSCJ") denied an application for a declaration brought by Tat Lee Koh ("Koh"), the largest shareholder of Ellipsiz Communications Ltd. ("ECL") holding approximately 42% of the outstanding shares, claiming that he validly requisitioned a shareholders meeting.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
As we begin 2017, the 1,000 corporate and private equity executives surveyed for Deloitte's M&A Trends Year-end report 2016 display optimism for the coming year.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On December 15, 2016, the Government of Alberta ("Government") released guidelines providing details of the AITC program created under the Investing in a Diversified Alberta Economy Act (the "Act").
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In Koh v Ellipsiz Communications Ltd,1 the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ("OSCJ") denied an application for a declaration brought by Tat Lee Koh ("Koh"), the largest shareholder...
Bennett Jones LLP
On December 15, 2016, the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) published amended Policy 5.2 – Changes of Business and Reverse Takeovers of the TSX Venture Exchange Corporate Finance Manual (Policy 5.2).
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
One of the highlights from the American Bar Association's 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study in which our firm was a key participant, was the increased inclusion...
Torys LLP
Our private equity team looks at five of the most important issues facing negotiations—for investors and sponsors alike.
Torys LLP
"Defensive tactics other than shareholder rights plans will become more common and will attract a high level of regulatory scrutiny."
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In Lash v Lash Point Association Corp, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice used its broad remedial authority under the CNCA to craft a buyout remedy for certain members of LPAC...
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
When recruiting new board members, investor recommendations appear to carry increasing weight.
Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
Alberta Oilsands Inc. ("AO") held oilsands licences in the vicinity of Fort McMurray, Alberta. In 2015, AO received approximately $35 million from the Province of Alberta as a result of the cancellation...
Miller Thomson LLP
Registered charities are required to keep current the information recorded with the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA").
Miller Thomson LLP
Incorporated non-charitable not-for-profit organizations ("NPOs") must file a T2 tax return with the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") just like a taxable for-profit corporation.
Miller Thomson LLP
On December 30, 2016, the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") published its Report on the Charities Program 2015-2016 (the "Report").
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The start of every new year brings with it the excitement of new beginnings and the prospect of new challenges. 2017 is no exception — at least on the Canadian securities regulatory front, with hotly anticipated significant new developments and regulatory deadlines.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Proxy advisers such as Institutional Shareholders Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis have started to respond to the changes in corporate governance relating to gender diversity, and to encourage further development.
In recent years the Supreme Court of Canada appears to have taken a renewed interest in commercial and contract law cases.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
As was predicted in our discussion of Q4 2016 here, the last quarter of the year proved to be busy. Global M&A in the final quarter reached $1.2 trillion, which was not only the busiest period in 2016...
McMillan LLP
On November 15, 2016, the Alberta Court of Appeal overturned a lower court decision that would have required Alberta Oilsands Inc. to obtain approval of its shareholders to the acquisition of Marquee Energy Ltd. . . .
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Crowe Soberman LLP
Change is a natural part of life – for people as individuals and in the lifecycle of a business as well. Companies must grow, evolve and re-invent to stay competitive in an ever-changing world.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The CSA has also proposed changes to NI 81-102 that will affect conventional mutual funds and non-redeemable investment funds.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada may have significant implications for how commercial parties conduct themselves.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Financial services regulation continued to be busy in Canada in 2016.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Compared to the record setting year of 2015, shareholder activism in Canada in 2016 returned back to historic levels, with the mining and energy sectors being most frequently targeted by activists.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Many businesses are owned through privately held companies. Yet people who own shares in those companies often overlook an estate planning opportunity that can achieve significant savings...
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
As part of the PATH Act, Congress enacted a new exemption from FIRPTA for foreign entities that are "qualified shareholders" of certain publicly traded real estate investment trusts and other entities.
McInnes Cooper
Effective January 1, 2017, the kinds of trusts that can claim the Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) will be limited.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On December 14, the Competition Bureau entered into a consent agreement with McKesson Corporation in relation to its acquisition of Rexall Health from Katz Group.
Gowling WLG
The defence of non est factum renders a signed agreement void and unenforceable. It is commonly pleaded by desperate defendants trying to evade a contract.
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