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Privilege ownership should be on every corporate transaction checklist

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • August 29 2014

In what appears to be the first decision of its kind in Canada, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench has held that a corporate subsidiary's rights to

Share valuation basics

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 16 2013

A need to determine the value of shares in a corporation can arise in several ways

Recent decisions highlight the importance of dealing with attorney-client privilege ownership in corporate transactions in Canada and the U.S.

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • May 21 2014

Brenda is careful. She marks all privileged communications "PRIVILEGED & CONFIDENTIAL"; she limits distribution of privileged communications to

Goodwill hunting: identifying and allocating value to goodwill on the sale of a business

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 16 2012

One of the more significant issues in an asset purchase deal is the allocation of purchase price among the assets being purchased

Courtroom drama: the ongoing fight for control of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp

  • Lawson Lundell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 15 2010

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. is a film production company that originated in Vancouver and is best known for producing the “Saw” horror films and the popular television drama “Mad Men.”

Fiduciary duties of directors

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • May 11 2009

The recent troubles that Satyam Computer Services has faced stemming from the admission of its chairman to the manipulation of its financial information, has triggered a debate in India about corporate governance and the duties of directors

Non-disclosure covenants and standstill provisions: a dynamic duo

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 13 2009

In the complex world of mergers and acquisitions, the steps taken by and documents exchanged between acquirors and targets in a courting phase can have dramatic consequences, especially when it comes to the execution of non-disclosure agreements with standstill provisions and the delivery of confidential information during a due diligence process

Defensive tactics public interest powers of securities regulatory authorities continue to evolve the Fibrek decision

  • McMillan LLP
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  • Canada
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  • May 25 2012

In what has been one of the most litigated and acrimonious takeover bids of the past year, the Bureau de décision et de révision (Québec) exercised its public interest discretionary power to cease trade the issuance of shares by Fibrek Inc. to a "white knight"

As the dust begins to settle: assessing the impact of recent M&A deal turmoil

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • February 24 2009

For a number of years leading up to early 2007, we saw record growth in mergers and acquisitions activity both in North America and beyond

The Martin Marietta and Certicom RIM decisions: M&A lessons from the Ontario and Delaware courts

  • Davis LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • August 22 2012

In July, Delaware's Supreme Court released its written reasons for affirming the Delaware Court of Chancery's ruling in the Martin Marietta decision, which halted the unsolicited offer for Vulcan Materials Company by rival sand and gravel maker Martin Marietta Materials, Inc