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The Enforceability of Penalties in Private Contracts
  • Loopstra Nixon LLP
  • Canada
  • June 12 2017

Private parties entering into a contract may be unaware of the likelihood of a penalty provision being enforced by a court upon one party breaching


Ontario Divisional Court Decision Confirms Shareholders' Right to Requisition a Meeting
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • June 10 2017

On May 18, 2017, the Ontario Divisional Court, in a unanimous decision, set aside the decision of Justice Wilton-Siegel of the Ontario Superior


Alberta Court of Appeal Releases Landmark Decision on Contractual Interpretation
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • June 9 2017

On May 26, 2017, the Alberta Court of Appeal (Court) released a landmark decision in IFP Technologies (Canada) Inc. v. EnCana Midstream and Marketing


Ontario Divisional Court Decision Confirms Shareholders' Right to Requisition a Meeting
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • June 9 2017

On May 18, 2017, the Ontario Divisional Court, in a unanimous decision, set aside the decision of Justice Wilton-Siegel of the Ontario Superior


Estate Planning and Shareholders’ Agreements
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • June 8 2017

The importance of a properly drafted shareholders’ agreement in the context of a business owner’s estate plan is often overlooked. Having a will, or


Shareholder activism and proxy contests: issues and trends
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 6 2017

In recent years, the level of shareholder activism in Canada has been growing. Although the number of proxy contests in 2016 showed a marked pullback


Blaneys Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada
  • June 2 2017

In Letestu Estate v. Ritlyn Investments Limited, the Court overturned the lower court’s decision that the estate of a deceased tenant had 1 year to


Court of Appeal Refuses to Stay Non-Consumer Claims in Cellphone Class Action
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 1 2017

The Court of Appeal held in Wellman v. TELUS Communications Company that the motion judge, Justice Belobaba, was correct in holding that an


Limited partnership at-risk rules do not apply to partnerships as members.
  • Thorsteinssons LLP
  • Canada
  • May 30 2017

A tiered-partnership structure is fairly common in Canada: i.e., where one partnership (a top-tier Partnership) is a member of another partnership (a


Shareholders have "fundamental right" to call meetings, Ontario appeal court rules
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada
  • May 26 2017

For all the talk of proxy access in the U.S., and now Canada (see DLA Piper’s 2016 and 2017 publications on this point), one of the more powerful