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Would SterisSynergy have been blocked in Canada? Prevention of Competition à la Canadienne
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 30 2015

On September 24, 2015, a U.S. District Court in Ohio denied a motion for a preliminary injunction sought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to

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

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

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
  • Canada, USA
  • May 21 2014

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

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

Risks of venture capital taken into account when determining the obligations of directors and officers of start-up companies
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • November 13 2012

In a recent unanimous decision, the Québec Court of Appeal warned courts seized with requests for oppression remedies under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the CBCA) of the dangers of holding venture capital funds solely responsible for the risks associated with their investments in start-up companies

Foreign spin off transactions and dividend in kind - conflicting rulings that reinforce an earlier precedent
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • 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

Lesson for companies aquiring financing: tort for breach of confidence cannot be modified by confidentiality agreement
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • August 28 2013

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

Pre-transaction confidentiality agreements: sword or shield?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Canada
  • July 23 2015

A recent lawsuit has again highlighted the importance of the terms of confidentiality agreements entered into between potential targets and acquirers

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