Plans for CEO succession often leave out death and disaster
Special purpose acquisition corporations, or SPACs, have evolved in Canada, as legal advisors experiment with creative uses for the investment vehicle
Contracting parties have a duty of good faith, but “sandbagging” provisions are still a good way to stave off litigation and expose misrepresentations
AI isn’t coming to law. It’s already here — and in a big way — as law firms augment their corporate legal services to exploit heretofore unheard-of efficiencies
Horner is not very retiring, even if he has retired from Osler after 30 years. Here, he reflects on the practice of M&A law, and projects on its future
Federal Court invalidates a patent for a well-known system of fracturing
CANADA - Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (Choice Properties), a unit of Loblaw Cos Ltd, agreed to acquire the entire share capital of Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT), a ...
A look at a landmark case in patent law, in which the so-called “promise doctrine” was struck down by the Supreme Court of Canada
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.
Boom is reminiscent of dot.com days
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.
The SCC decision in Equustek orders Google to block a search not just in Canada, but globally. As Google turns to US courts for validation, litigators question whether the ruling oversteps ...
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.
Customers’ private information strictly your business? Not in an M&A
In today’s ultra-low interest rate environment, money managers are keeping a close eye on litigation finance.
Litigation finance, as a concept at least, has been around. But a host of new players with creative leveraging strategies are now paving the way for what could become a force in the profession.