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International Trade Compliance Update - September 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia, Canada, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 7 2016

On 19 August 2016, the Russian Federation notified the WTO that it intends to initiate negotiations pursuant to Paragraph 1143 of the Working Party


Securities law: 15 hot topics for 2015
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • January 26 2015

The decline in oil prices and the consequences for Western Canada as well as the delayed Federal Budget have all dominated the domestic headlines for


The impact of passive foreign investment company tax rules on Canadian mining companies
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • June 14 2011

Many Canadian mining companies wishing to access U.S. capital markets find that the U.S. “passive foreign investment company” (PFIC) tax rules can present special problems


First Nations and Ontario Strike Agreement-in-Principle for Sale of Hydro One Shares
  • Aird & Berlis LLP
  • Canada
  • July 25 2016

On July 12th, the Province of Ontario and First Nations, represented by the Chiefs-in-Assembly, announced an agreement-in-principle for Ontario to


Alternative financing structures in the oil, gas and mining sectors
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Australia, Canada, Peru
  • March 4 2016

Against a backdrop of falling commodity prices, access to finance has become one of the key challenges facing many industry participants in the oil


The SCC Monitor (02082016)
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • August 2 2016

Since our last post, the Supreme Court has granted and denied leave in a few significant cases that will be of interest to our readers. Leave to


Canadian Securities Administrators adopt amendments to Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • January 12 2011

On December 30, 2010, new amendments adopted by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) came into effect revising National Instrument 51-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities (NI 51-101) and its related forms and companion policy (collectively, the "Instrument"


New reporting obligations imposed on mining companies under the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • September 2 2010

While much has been written about the wide-ranging impact of the recently enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act") on financial institutions, mining companies whose securities are publicly traded in the United States will need to consider the implications of three provisions of the Act dealing with new reporting obligations affecting this industry


Proposed TSX shareholder approval requirement will significantly impact mining company M&A activity
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • April 28 2009

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) has proposed amendments to its rules that would require a listed company to obtain shareholder approval when issuing more than 50 of its shares (on a non-diluted basis) in connection with the acquisition of a public company


Best practices in mineral reserve and resource estimate reporting for dual-listed Canadian mining companies
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • February 15 2010

In Canada, disclosure of mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates is governed by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects