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Key developments in Canadian private M&A law for the oil and gas industry - Q3 2015
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • November 24 2015

The following is an overview of key developments in Canadian law and regulatory practice applicable to private M&A in the oil and gas industry from

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

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

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

Becoming a stalking horse in distressed energy M&A transactions
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 16 2015

In the distressed M&A context, a stalking horse refers to a potential purchaser participating in a stalking horse auction who agrees to acquire the

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

BCE Inc. v. 1976 Debentureholders
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • December 19 2008

On December 19, 2008, the Supreme Court of Canada (the "SCC") released the detailed reasons for its decision of June 20, 2008, in the matter of BCE Inc

Closely-held corporations and the valuation of voting shares
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • June 26 2009

Ironically some welcome news relating to valuation principles for shareholders of many small closely-held corporations comes from the Supreme Court of Canada’s recently released reasons for its decision involving the then proposed $52 billion leveraged buy-out of publicly traded BCE Inc

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

‘Confidential’ means what it says
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • June 19 2009

The Ontario court recently issued an injunction to stop Rusoro Mining Ltd from continuing with a hostile bid for Gold Reserve Inc