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Baroch v. Canada Cartage: proper scope of reply factums in written leave motions

Canada - June 16 2015 The decision of Then J. Of the Ontario Divisional Court in the case of Baroch v. Canada Cartage Diversified GP Inc., released May 8, 2015, dealt with

Supreme Court clarifies test for personal liability of directors for oppressive conduct

Canada - July 13 2017 In its decision released today in Wilson v Alharayeri (Wilson), the Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed the test (originally articulated by the

Canada’s patent linkage regulations get long-awaited makeover

Canada - July 18 2017 On July 15, 2017, the Government of Canada proposed major amendments to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (Regulations), the

U.S. reveals much-anticipated NAFTA renegotiating objectives

Canada, USA - July 18 2017 Our last international trade brief dealt with the deadline for submissions of public comments to Global Affairs Canada on the renegotiation and

Loans to U.S. borrowers - deemed dividend problem with credit support from non-U.S. subsidiaries

Canada - October 4 2011 When non-U.S. subsidiaries of a U.S. borrower provide credit support for loans made to their U.S. parent, unexpected and often significant U.S. tax costs can result

Securities Commission staff raise the bar for conflict transactions

Canada - July 27 2017 Material conflict of interest transactions will now be reviewed on a real-time basis to assess compliance with the requirements of MI 61-101 and to

U.S. tax reform: Key signals to watch for

Canada, USA - July 26 2017 The political turbulence associated with the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare has obscured the direction and timing of U.S. tax reform

U.S. tax changes loom large over cross-border deals

Canada, USA - July 26 2017 While the rollercoaster effort to repeal and replace Obamacare has claimed most of the attention in Washington over the past several weeks, there

SEC signals that Initial Coin Offerings are subject to U.S. securities laws

Canada, USA - July 26 2017 An investigation report PDF published on July 25, 2017 by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) strongly signals that the SEC views

Supreme Court releases much-anticipated Chippewas and Clyde River decisions

Canada - July 26 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada’s much-anticipated decisions in Hamlet of Clyde River (Hamlet) v Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. (Clyde River) and