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The Potential Costs of Public M&A Regulation: Lessons from Across the Pond

Canada, United Kingdom - October 7 2016 A little over five years have passed since the U.K. Takeover Code was reformed on September 19, 2011 in order to prohibit deal protection provisions…

Is There Method in Seagate’s Madness in Inviting an Activist Wolf into the Fold?

USA - October 3 2016 Last month, Seagate Technology plc, an $11 billion company in the data-storage business, announced a secondary block tradein which it facilitated…

Market Intelligence? The Limits of Market Custom and Why Market Practice May not be Best Practice

Canada - July 21 2016 As a deal lawyer, I’ve heard that phrase more times than I care to remember. It’s supposed to be a knock-down argument. We’re supposed to pack up our…

Canadian proxy contest study - 2014 update

Canada - February 24 2014 2013 shed additional light on some of these issues and trends and even raised a few new issues for further thought. Among the highlights of last…

Aaron J. Atkinson, Bradley A. Freelan

Give to Caesar what is due to Caesar II: on the supposed inconsistency between corporate law and poison pill regulation by the Canadian securities regulators

Canada - December 4 2013 This is the second installment of a series of posts in which I will be critically examining a number of arguments made by proponents of the view that…