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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.
Canada
13 Mar 2019
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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").
Canada
19 Aug 2017
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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...
Canada
23 May 2017
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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.
Canada
10 Jan 2017
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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.
Canada
27 Oct 2016
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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.
Canada
1 Aug 2016
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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.
Canada
26 Jul 2016
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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.
Canada
8 May 2014
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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).
Canada
14 Feb 2014
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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.
Canada
5 Nov 2013
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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.
Canada
26 Sep 2013
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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.
Canada
22 Aug 2012
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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.
Canada
2 Aug 2011
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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.
Canada
1 Jun 2010
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Being Prepared for a Stealth Proxy Contest
With shareholder activism rising in Canada over recent years, the number of publicly waged proxy contests has dramatically increased - from two in 2004 to nineteen in 2009.
Canada
29 Apr 2010
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