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PIPE Investments in Canadian Listed Oil & Gas Companies
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • February 3 2016

A substantial private placement or “private investment in public equity” (a PIPE) involves the direct or indirect acquisition of a control position


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


Legal Year in Review
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • December 9 2015

Recently elected governments at both the federal and provincial levels had a major impact on Canadian business in 2015, introducing a number of


SEC Reproposes Rule Requiring Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • January 6 2016

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reproposed a rule that would require SEC-reporting resource extraction issuers to disclose


Canadian oil and gas acquisition and finance transactions - second quarter 2015
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • September 29 2015

The market remains slow, despite a window for capital markets that opened in late May and generally closed late in June. There were eight public


A new reality for junior mining companies: challenges and trends
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 26 2015

In recent years, the mining sector has seen an overall decline in metal prices, an increase in production and processing costs, and an ever more


This week in securities litigation (week ending February 28, 2014)
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom
  • February 27 2014

The Supreme Court handed down a significant decision, construing SLUSA in the context of suits by investors defrauded investors in the Stanford Ponzi


New TSX listings category oil & gas development stage companies
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • September 21 2011

On July 29, 2011 the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") adopted, and the Ontario Securities Commission approved, the amendments to Part III, Part V and Part VI of the TSX Company Manual previously published in a request for comments on February 4, 2011


The Martin Act: using New York’s “blue sky” law to require enhanced disclosure by CO2 emitters
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • January 9 2009

The issue of climate change has garnered much attention in recent years, and there has been an increasing chorus of demands by environmental activists, and a growing contingent of supporters, that policymakers regulate carbon dioxide emissions


Canadian oil and gas acquisition and finance transactions - third quarter 2015
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • December 2 2015

Whether it was the summer - or the swoon of equity markets in August - this quarter marked a challenging time for deal making. Only one public deal