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Pan American Silver Resolves Human Rights Claim Against Tahoe
On July 30, Pan American Silver announced the resolution of Gracia v. Tahoe Resources Inc. This marks the conclusion of the first of three claims against Canadian mining companie
United States
1 Oct 2019
M&A Building Blocks
When negotiating a big and exciting transaction, the last thing the parties want to think about is what happens if the deal goes sideways.
13 Mar 2019
Do I Hear an Eco? OSC Approach to Share Issuances in Proxy Fight Echoes the Approach in Take-overs
On June 16, 2017, the Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC") released its Reasons for Decision in the Re Eco Oro Minerals Corp. case (the "Decision").
19 Aug 2017
M&A BuildingBlocks - Confidentiality Agreements
Before a potential buyer is willing to make an offer, even a non-binding offer, to acquire a company, the buyer will often want to have an opportunity to complete at least preliminary due diligence...
23 May 2017
British Columbia Court Of Appeal Rules On Corporate Veil Case: Garcia v. Tahoe Resources Inc.
The mine is owned by two subsidiaries of Tahoe. The case has been tied up in jurisdictional arguments since it was commenced.
6 Mar 2017
Shareholder Activism Gets Ugly
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.
10 Jan 2017
Are Private Placements The New Poison Pill? No, But They May Cause Some Indigestion
On October 24, 2016, the British Columbia Securities Commission and Ontario Securities Commission (the "Commissions") issued reasons for their July 22, 2016 decision, In the Matter of Hecla Mining Company.
27 Oct 2016
David défait Goliath
Le 22 juillet 2016, à l'issue d'audiences conjointes, la BCSC et la OSC ont confirmé que Dolly Varden Silver Corporation pouvait conclure un placement privé de 6 millions de dollars canadiens.
1 Aug 2016
David Defeats Goliath
Commissions affirm Dolly Varden can proceed with a private placement in the face of Hecla's insider bid and require Hecla to provide a formal valuation.
26 Jul 2016
Reporting Entities Begin Required Enrollment With NRCAN
To comply with NRCan's suggested timeline, Reporting Entities are requested to enroll with NRCan no later than June 30, 2016.
23 Jun 2016
BCSC Upholds Augusta Rights Plan For An Additional 75 Days
The British Columbia Securities Commission has issued an order allowing Augusta Resource Corporation to leave its shareholder rights plan in place.
8 May 2014
OSC Finds Small Mining Issuers’ MD&A Falls Short
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has found that many small mining issuers fail to provide complete and meaningful disclosure in their management’s discussion and analysis (MD&A).
14 Feb 2014
S&P To Begin Classifying Commodities Streaming Deals As Debt Financing
Standard & Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) has announced an update to its criteria for analysing streaming transactions.
5 Nov 2013
BCSC Releases Reasons In The Aurizon Rights Plan Decision
The British Columbia Securities Commission has released reasons supporting its March 18, 2013 decision to grant Alamos Gold Inc.’s request to cease trade a shareholder rights plan implemented by Aurizon Mines Ltd. in the face of Alamos’ hostile bid for Aurizon, while rejecting Alamos’ request to cease trade the rival white-knight bid for Aurizon from Hecla Mining Corporation.
26 Sep 2013
OSC Finds Mining Technical Report Disclosure Unacceptable
The OSC's findings are consistent with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP's experience reviewing technical disclosure, particularly in our role as underwriters' counsel.
17 Jul 2013
CSA Releases Guidance On The Use And Disclosure Of Preliminary Economic Assessments
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has published CSA Staff Notice 43-307 Mining Technical Reports - Preliminary Economic Assessments in order to clarify its position on several issues regarding the use and disclosure of preliminary economic assessments - also known as "PEA"s.
22 Aug 2012
Canadian Public Company Fined $9.5 Million For Bribery – Most Severe Penalty Handed Out Under Canada’s Anti-Corruption Laws – Who’s Next?
Canadian companies face many dilemmas working abroad. Canadian domestic ethical standards can be challenged by foreign regulatory impediments, "local customs" and expectations of foreign officials.
2 Aug 2011
Government of Canada Denies Authorization of Taseko Mines Ltd.’s Proposed Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project, but Authorizes Mount Milligan Mine Project
On November 2, 2010, the Government of Canada announced that Taseko Mines Ltd.’s (Taseko) Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project (the Prosperity Project), near Williams Lake in British Columbia, would not be granted federal authorization to proceed due to concerns about the significant adverse environmental effects of the project.
9 Nov 2010
Federal Review Panel Report on Taseko Mines Ltd.'s Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project
The long anticipated Report of the Federal Review Panel (the "Report") on Taseko Mines Ltd.’s proposed Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project (the "Project") was released last week, concluding that the Project would result in significant adverse environmental effects, but falling short of recommending that the federal cabinet reject the Project.
16 Jul 2010
Proposed Federal "Securities Act" Referred to the Supreme Court of Canada
On May 26, 2010, the Government of Canada released a proposed federal "Securities Act" and concurrently referred the Act to the Supreme Court of Canada for an opinion on whether it falls within the legislative authority of the Parliament of Canada.
1 Jun 2010
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