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Key trends for 2014: annual report 2013

  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 29 2014

In this report, the Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group outlines the key Canadian developments in the areas of competition and

Interpreting ‘subject to consent, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld’

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • February 9 2012

The English Commercial Court has fleshed out the principles to be applied in interpreting this oft-used phrase in a commercial contract: Porton Capital Technology Funds v 3M UK Holdings Ltd, 2011 EWHC 2895 (Comm

Shotgun! You should know this before triggering a buy-sell provision

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 23 2014

There are important lessons in a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision examining shotgun buy-sell provisions, and in particular, the enforceability

Hostile bid enjoined for potential breach of confidence by investment bank

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 11 2009

On February 10, 2009, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued an interlocutory injunction restraining Rusoro Mining Ltd. from proceeding with its hostile bid for Gold Reserve Inc

The implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing: Delaware rocks on

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • November 28 2011

Earlier this month, the Delaware Court of Chancery released its opinion in Winshall v. Viacom International, Inc

Delaware provides guidance on single-bidder process

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 5 2014

In Koehler v. NetSpend Holdings Inc., decided last year, the Delaware Chancery Court discussed the duties of directors in a change-of-control

Lesson for companies aquiring financing: tort for breach of confidence cannot be modified by confidentiality agreement

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • August 28 2013

The recent case Scott & Associates Engineering Ltd. v. Finavera Renewables Inc. serves as a warning to many companies, in particular, technology

Foreign spin off transactions and dividend in kind - conflicting rulings that reinforce an earlier precedent

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 15 2011

On June 29, 2007, Tyco International Ltd. (“Tyco”) underwent a corporate reorganization that involved spinning off Tyco Electronics Ltd. (“Electronics”) and Covidien Ltd. (“Covidien”), and a stock consolidation

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

Alberta Court issues important decision on use of confidential information in corporate transactions

  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
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  • Canada
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  • August 8 2013

In a recent decision of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, Scott & Associates Engineering Ltd. v. Finavera Renewables Inc., Justice S.L. Martin