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.
Rogers Sugar (RSI) is a storied Canadian sugar company. L.B. Maple Treat (LBMT) is a bottler and dis-tributor of Canada’s iconic “liquid gold,” aka maple syrup. RSI had long planned to diversify. It ...
With amendments rendering the ‘poison pill’ effectively inert, private placements have become the de facto M&A defensive tactic. But there are limits to their usefulness.
Landmark cases have recently broadened the courts’ ability to interpret contractual intent. Does this represent a more nuanced approach, or does it open the door to ambiguity in contract law?
The 2017 SCC ruling in Teal reinforces the scc’s broad deference toward arbitral decisions, even when tribunals are found to have erred on questions of fact.
Lawyers know there’s no such thing as perfect legal harmony, but recent decisions by Canadian courts and tribunals may come as a shock.
The decision in Redwater shifts responsibility for environmental clean-up away from insolvent energy companies and towards the public and industry. But it remains to be seen who will ultimately pay.
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.
In a depressed market for commodities, mining companies will have to rely on government funding, P3s and the ambition of local communities to get their projects off the ground.
A look at the conclusion of a case in which four parties had attempted to seize assets from Kyrgyzaltyn JSC, a gold mining company owned by the state of Kyrgyzstan, to satisfy the parties’ arbitral ...
M&A lawyers concerned about prospect of enhanced real-time disclosure in related-party deals
Law firms are developing custom programs to give new lawyers the business fundamentals they need
Reasons in Eco Oro decision effectively reverses TSX approval, "sterilizes" shareholder voting rights.
Law firms working with outsourcers have pursued various strategies in their hunt for efficiency. Some have merged, while others prefer alliances or loose relationships. Which strategy will win out in ...
Canada’s new framework on clean growth and climate change is designed to stimulate the economy and fulfill pledges to reduce emissions and adapt to climate-change issues.
A ruling that threatens the concept of “common-interest” privilege has shaken the foundations of transactional law.
Again this year, Lexpert is pleased to join with Deloitte, Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk and The Globe and Mail to celebrate the Canadian Dealmakers Awards.
Proposed amendments to the CBCA will bring governance rules like majority voting into law for many companies. Are these changes necessary? There’s some doubt. Are they coming? No doubt at all.