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Canadian Competition and Foreign Investment Law - The 2015 Year in Review
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 27 2016

The Competition Bureau’s stated aim is to prioritize the investigations and enforcement actions that will have the greatest impact on the Canadian


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


Dentons' pick of global regulatory trends to watch in 2016
  • Dentons
  • Canada, China, European Union, USA
  • February 9 2016

The Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to investigate and seek criminal charges against worldwide cartels. This enforcement activity will remain


Non-compete agreement in purchase and sale or employment agreement?
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • February 22 2012

When employers are buying other businesses, the question of non-competes often arises


Restrictive covenants in the sale of a business
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada
  • June 15 2012

Restrictive covenants, by their nature, are contrary to public policy and prima facie void


Food report 2015
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • March 23 2015

Since the middle of the last decade, the competitive environment for Canadian food manufacturing and agriculture has changed dramatically


Doing business in India
  • Nishith Desai Associates
  • Canada, Germany, India, Japan, Mauritius, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 30 2015

India is the seventh largest country by area and the second-most populous country in the world. It has a large and growing middle-class with an


TCC rules on taxation of break fees
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2012

In the recent decision Morguard Corp. v R., 2012 TCC 55, the Tax Court of Canada ("TCC") considered the proper tax treatment of a break fee in the hands of a recipient as a result of a failed takeover bid


Recent Delaware decision on cancelling options in M&A transactions
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 30 2007

An important consideration in structuring any change of control or merger transaction (particularly all-cash ones), is how best to deal with outstanding options, warrants and other rights to acquire the target’s common shares, i.e., how to ensure that all such options and other rights have been exercised, cancelled or otherwise dealt with in a manner satisfactory to the acquiror on or prior to closing, this being a standard condition in merger transactions


Private equity in franchising a lesson from Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Sotos LLP
  • Canada
  • May 5 2015

Until about a decade ago private equity funds kept away from investing in the franchise industry. That is no longer the case. A lot of private equity