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Expedited Proceedings At Canada's Competition Tribunal
Expedited hearings are now available for contested mergers and other competition law cases, due to new procedures adopted by Canada's Competition Tribunal.
Canada
21 Feb 2019
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Orders For Consolidation And Common Hearings Under Tax Court Rule 26
Section 26 of the Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure)1 (the "Tax Court Rules"), referred to as "Rule 26", can be useful where multiple taxpayers are involved in related matters
Canada
9 Jan 2019
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Delaware Judge Finds Elusive MAC—Does It Change Anything?
Purchasers of businesses often want an "escape hatch" prior to closing if the target business suffers a "material adverse change" (or a "material adverse effect").
Canada
11 Oct 2018
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Representation And Warranty Insurance In M&A—What You Need To Know
Due in large part to greater awareness of the strategic value of representation and warranty insurance (RWI), an increasingly competitive underwriting market in Canada ...
Canada
6 Sep 2018
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Upstream Asset Retirement Obligations Investment Canada Act Review
The monetary threshold for the review of the acquisition of control of a Canadian business by an investor ultimately controlled in a World Trade Organization member state ...
Canada
21 Jun 2018
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New Competition Act And Investment Canada Act Review Thresholds Announced For 2018
On February 9, 2018, the Competition Bureau announced the 2018 size of transaction pre-merger notification threshold under the Competition Act would increase to $92 million (the 2017 threshold was $88 million).
Canada
27 Feb 2018
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Canadian Securities Administrators Provide Guidance On The Review Of Material Conflict Of Interest Transactions
Transactions between related parties may create material conflicts of interest between an issuer and its directors, officers and related parties.
Canada
24 Aug 2017
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Rio Tinto Alcan v. The Queen: Welcome Expansion Of The Canadian Tax Deductibility Of M&A Transaction Expenses
In a welcome decision for Canadian acquirors and targets, the Tax Court of Canada recognized, in Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. v The Queen,1 that certain oversight expenses—including certain investment banking...
Canada
2 Mar 2017
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Buying To Sell: Private Equity Sponsor Exits
According to Pitchbook Data, Inc., Canadian private equity sponsor exit activity in 2015 reflected a year-over-year jump of more than 20 percent in volume.
Canada
17 Nov 2016
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Tax Court Allows Deduction For Advisory Fees In M&A Transaction
The Canada Revenue Agency has traditionally taken a hard line on expenses incurred by an acquirer or a target and has denied deductibility on the basis that these expenses are of a capital nature.
Canada
26 Jul 2016
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Harmonized Reporting For Private Placements (With Increased Disclosure Requirements)
An issuer that distributes securities to the public must either file a prospectus with securities regulatory authorities and deliver such prospectus to prospective purchasers...
Canada
29 Apr 2016
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Going Private Transactions In Canada's Energy Sector – On The Rise?
Are going private transactions on the rise? Conditions are ripe for an increased number of private equity-led buyouts of public companies.
Canada
7 Apr 2016
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Asset Sale Transactions – Shareholder Approval Requirements
Canadian corporate statutes require approval by a special majority of shareholders of the "sale, lease or exchange of all or substantially all of the property of a corporation other than in the ordinary course of business."
Canada
7 Apr 2016
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Considering An Asset Sale Transaction? Be Aware Of Shareholder Approval Requirements
In the current economic climate, many companies are seeking alternative means of accessing capital for their businesses, including selling assets when other means of financing may not be available.
Canada
6 Apr 2016
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Going Private Transactions In Canada's Energy Sector – On The Rise?
Are going private transactions on the rise? Conditions are ripe for an increased number of private equity-led buyouts of public companies.
Canada
31 Mar 2016
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Canada Implements New Take-Over Bid Rules
The New Rules will come into effect on May 9, 2016, provided that implementation in Ontario may be delayed beyond that date until the relevant legislation is proclaimed into force.
Canada
8 Mar 2016
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The Strategic Value Of Transaction Insurance
When we provided our thoughts on representation and warranty insurance (RWI) this time last year, we anticipated that RWI would continue to grow in prevalence in the Canadian deal-making.
Canada
12 Feb 2016
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New Competition Act And Investment Canada Act Review Thresholds Announced For 2016
On February 5, 2016, the Competition Bureau announced the 2016 "size of transaction" pre-merger notification threshold under the Competition Act would increase to $87 million...
Canada
10 Feb 2016
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Break Fees In Private M&A
The speed of economic change in the energy sector has created legitimate concerns about volatility in the marketplace.
Canada
13 Jan 2016
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Lessons From The Suncor-Canadian Oil Sands Shareholder Rights Plan Decision
The ASC permitted the COSL tactical shareholder rights plan (the New Rights Plan) to remain effective until January 4, 2016, resulting in a 90-day bid period.
Canada
29 Dec 2015
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