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Canadian Proxy Contest Study - 2016 Update
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • March 9 2016

Our 2016 Update offers a review of proxy contest activity in Canada over the past year and follows on from our ground-breaking 2013 Canadian Proxy


Time will tell if the timing’s right: CSA adopt the most sweeping changes to the Canadian take-over bid regime in a generation
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • February 29 2016

On February 25, 2016, the CSA released the final version of the long-awaited changes to the Canadian take-over bid regime. While the final rules are


The Suncor - Canadian Oil Sands Board Demonstrates that the Board’s Recommendation Truly is a Prized Asset
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • January 26 2016

Earlier this week, Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) and Canadian Oil Sands Limited (COS) announced that they reached an agreement whereby COS agreed to


Is it Really Just a Matter of Time? The Canadian Oil Sands Board is Given More Time to Find an Alternative, but its Recommendation may be its Greatest Bargaining Chip
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • December 10 2015

Most of the recent headlines concerning the unsolicited takeover bid by Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) for Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. (COS) surround the


Comprehensive crowdfunding rules published in final form
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 13 2015

On November 5, 2015 securities regulatory authorities in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (Participating Jurisdictions


The effect of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on competition and foreign investment
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, Canada
  • November 12 2015

On November 5, 2015, the parties to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) concluded their last round of a 5-year, 19-round negotiation. The TPP is


OSC proposes offering memorandum Prospectus Exemption
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • November 11 2015

In March 2014, certain members of the Canadian Securities Administrators proposed amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions (NI


Introduction of equity crowdfunding in Canada
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2015

Since its modern-day inception in 2003, crowdfunding has played an ever-increasing role in the overall financing strategy of early stage business


Recent insurance company M&A transactions: key deal terms and trends
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • September 17 2015

There have been a significant number of insurance company M&A transactions in the Canadian market in recent years, and this trend is expected to


Responding to an activist: while special committee members may face greater public scrutiny, they are not subject to a higher legal standard
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • August 13 2015

As we discussed in our previous post, a special committee established in response to an activist's approach should be comprised of independent board