Lexpert®/American Lawyer publish 2017 Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

 Lexpert and American Lawyer Media have published the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (the Lexpert ALM 500). 

This Guide is designed to provide purchasers of legal services – including corporate counsel, U.S. law firms, senior professionals, and executives – with a qualified resource for researching, vetting and selecting Canadian legal counsel. It is the most comprehensive annual guide to Canada’s top legal talent. 

Published since 1997, and produced in collaboration with American Lawyer Media, the Lexpert ALM 500 profiles the “most frequently recommended lawyers” across Canada in approximately 40 practice areas identified via an extensive, annual peer survey. Each profile includes an extensive biography and photo. 

To round out the editorial package, leading practitioners across Canada provide fresh insight by contributing articles highlighting cross-border issues and recent developments of importance in their areas of practice. 

It features articles on the following topics:

“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”
On June 30, 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) effectively halted the progress of the Northern Gateway pipeline (the “Project”) despite successful completion of the Joint Review Panel and Cabinet processes. 

The Use of Appraisal Arbitrage Strategies in Canada in Light of Dell
On May 31, 2016, the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled in In re: Appraisal of Dell Inc. that the “fair value” of Dell’s common stock at the time of its 2013 management-led buyout (MBO) was $17.62 per share, over 28% higher than the $13.75 per share over 28% higher than the $13.75 per share the company’s stockholders received under the merger. 

Venture Capital Investing in Canada
Venture capital activity in Canada has grown considerably recently. According to Thomson Reuters, total venture capital invested in Canadian companies doubled to $2.6 billion from 2010 to 2015.

Construction Law
Exactly ten years ago, we proposed a change in Canada’s construction credit scheme to implement interim binding “real time” dispute resolution from “first shovel” to final turnover. In other words: statutory “adjudication”.

Property Leasing
While commercial leases will vary from agreement to agreement, all leases will contain provisions that aim to protect the rights of the landlord and the tenant.