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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

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

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

Accessing the Canadian capital markets - legal considerations for non-Canadian mining and oil & gas companies
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • July 24 2015

Canada continues to be the world’s leading capital market for natural resource companies. The Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”), Canada’s

Securities law: 15 hot topics for 2015
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • 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

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

Guidance on Abandonment and Reclamation Costs published for oil and gas issuers
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • November 9 2015

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have published CSA Staff Notice 51-345 Disclosure of Abandonment and Reclamation Costs in National

Update on transparency reporting compliance with EU reporting requirements by extractive companies on government payments is determined to be an acceptable substitute for Canada
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Canada
  • September 1 2015

In an earlier post we noted that the Canadian federal government had brought new legislation into force on 1 June 2015, the Extractive Sector

FCA consults on the implementation of the Transparency Directive’s requirements for reports on payments to governments for financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2015
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom
  • October 15 2014

Public opinion has long championed the introduction of a reporting regime which would require companies in the extractive industries to be open about

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