A look at the significance of LBP Holdings v. Hycroft Mining to underwriters
Solicitor-client privilege and jurisdiction were prominent in last year’s top cases. While these rulings indicate a balanced approach, the most significant ones were pro-business.
On an optimistic note, there were several more deals that drew praise and attention from the lawyers who weighed in on our top deals list. These too involved consolidation, and most notably, ...
Last year’s Top 10 Deals were all about combining forces, as companies sought out efficiencies and clout in the market.
Lawyers know there’s no such thing as perfect legal harmony, but recent decisions by Canadian courts and tribunals may come as a shock.
Clients and their lawyers want change at the National Energy Board, but how far to go, and in which city, remains to be seen.
Global law firms may offer a “one-stop shop,” but when it comes to international coverage, law firm network referrals are offering the independents competition.
With only a tentative recovery in mining, junior explorers are resorting to creative structures like streaming in order to stay in business. Majors, meanwhile, seem content to play the waiting game.
A look at the Alberta Court of Appeal’s upholding of the decision in the Redwater Energy Corp. receivership and bankruptcy proceedings, which found that Redwater’s receiver and trustee, Grant ...
Licensed producers in Canada are projecting sales approaching $400 million in 2017
Fixed-fee long-form fairness opinion and report from independent transaction committee must be “minimum standard” in plans of arrangement, says judge
Governments looking to avoid a real estate collapse are cracking down on easy mortgages. But with low interest rates, will the new rules do anything other than penalize brokers and lenders?
Outdated laws have created a class of undefined workers with undefined rights. How legislators respond will have severe consequences for businesses reliant on flexible labour.
After the disappointing jurisprudential results experienced by Canadian business in 2015, the landscape more than evened out this past year — which is not to say that Canadian appellate courts ...
On January 3, 2017, Acasta Enterprises Inc. (“Acasta”) completed its $1.2-billion qualifying acquisition of Apollo Health & Beauty Care Partnership (“Apollo”) and JemPak Corporation (“JemPak”), two ...
In Calgary, Kenton Rein relocated to Cassels Brock where he is now a partner. Rein practises with the firm’s financial services group. He acts on cross-border transactions for financial institutions ...
In Calgary, Josef Hocher relocated to Cassels Brock where he is now a partner.
Ken Chow joined Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP as an associate in the firm’s securities practice group.
Yukon court of appeal shakes up longstanding M&A practice
A door to preemption may be opening in Canada. And while multi-jurisdictional product-liability class actions remain uncertain, the mass tort movement has found increasing favor.