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"Best efforts" - "reasonable efforts" - "commercially reasonable efforts" - what do these terms mean?
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • June 7 2010

Agreements often refer to obligations being performed to a certain standard

Court of Appeal reaffirms standard for courts to imply contractual terms
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • July 17 2015

The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently released its decision in Energy Fundamentals Group Inc. v Veresen Inc. This decision revisited and

Ontario business law panel releases report recommending changes to key corporate and commercial legislation
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • July 17 2015

In June 2015, a 13-member panel created by the Minister of Government and Consumer Services (Ontario), known as the Business Law Agenda Stakeholder

A leap of good faith? Practical implications of the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew for contracting parties
  • WeirFoulds LLP
  • Canada
  • July 9 2015

In Bhasin v. Hrynew, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized a new general duty of honesty in contractual performance. Writing for the unanimous

Using bylaws tactically possibilities and pitfalls
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 16 2015

There has been a recent increase, both in Canada and the United States, in the tactical use of company bylaws to address a variety of corporate

The 'indoor management rule' explained
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • April 1 2014

A person dealing with a corporation need not inquire about the formality of the internal proceedings of the corporation, but is entitled to assume that there has been compliance with the articles of association and bylaws

Applications for leave to appeal dismissed - 16 July 2015
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 17 2015

On appeal from the Quebec Court of Appeal. On April 6, 2003, two City of Québec police officers stopped the applicants’ vehicle and searched it. The

Ontario Court of Appeal confirms parties may adjudicate contract disputes through application despite factual questions
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • July 21 2015

In a recent decision, Energy Fundamentals Group Inc. v. Veresen Inc. (Veresen), the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that, even where there are

Keeping it clean - clean teams: a way to keep your options open in M&A transaction
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 30 2015

In the context of M&A transactions, the use of "clean rooms" (i.e., data rooms containing commercially sensitive information concerning a target only

Think twice before using an LLC in Canada
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2013

A limited liability company (“LLC”) is a common type of business entity used in the United States of America (“US”). However, Americans planning to