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60 day bid, 120 day pill, 90 day decision... The wisdom of solomon or a sign of things to come...

Canada - December 1 2015 In Suncor's hostile bid for Canadian Oil Sands, the target adopted a poison pill that required a 120 day deposit period consistent with the required...

Kent D. Kufeldt, Gordon G. Raman.

The 156 day pill when, not if it should go

Canada - July 10 2014 One of Canada's leading securities regulators, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC), defended the unusually long shelf life it accorded...

Michael T. Waters.

BCSC upholds Augusta rights plan for an additional 75 days

Canada - May 7 2014 On May 2, 2014, the BCSC issued an oral decision declining to immediately cease trade the shareholder rights plan (also known as a “poison pill”) of...

Fred R. Pletcher, Michael T. Waters.

Doing business in Canada

Canada - July 28 2013 There are many reasons for wanting to do business in Canada including the availability of a skilled workforce, low corporate tax rates, abundant...

M&A: what to expect in 2013?

Canada - January 31 2013 The beginning of a new year is an occasion for looking back and for making predictions. In the M&A world, a look back on 2012 is striking because of...

Michael Waters, Jeff Barnes, Steve Suarez, Paul A.D. Mingay, Kate Dearden.