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Acquiring contracts in the purchase of a business

Canada - May 31 2013 When acquiring a business, often a key component is the contracts to which the company is a party to. Whether they are contracts with customers and

Down with DOMA

Canada - June 26 2013 Almost nine years after same sex marriage rights were fully sanctioned by the Supreme Court of Canada, in the decision of United States v. Windsor

SEC disqualifies "bad actors" from investing in private placements

USA - August 31 2013 On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") voted unanimously to adopt a "bad actor" disqualification for Rule 506 private

Refusal of temporary resident visa - applicant must be provided an explanation of the elements that weighed against the application rather than a litany of factors

Canada - June 25 2013 On February 11, 2010, the Federal Court released its decision in Asong Alem v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2010 FC 148 ("Asong"). Madam

Trademark evidentiary issues colour as a trademark

Canada - August 13 2013 JTI Macdonald TM Corp. v. Imperial Tobacco Products Limited, a recent decision of the Federal Court, includes interesting findings regarding the

CSA amends early warning reporting requirements

Canada - March 29 2016 On February 25 2016 the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced amendments to the early warning reporting regime which will apply where a

BC Hydro's integrated resource plan released

Canada - November 26 2013 Today, at long last, BC Hydro released its intergrated resource plan. BC Hydro advises on its website that it has been accepted by Government. Click

The case for electrifying BC's natural gas fields

Canada - November 14 2013 It is no secret that beneath the surface of the northeast section of the province of British Columbia lies very large natural gas reserves. Last week

Supreme Court of Canada clarifies requirements for certification of class actions

Canada - November 13 2013 The Supreme Court of Canada released reasons for judgment in three cases on October 31, 2013: Pro-Sys Consultants Ltd. v. Microsoft Corporation, 2013

Do “spectacular” infill drill results require disclosure?

Canada - November 8 2013 A British Columbia Securities Commission ("BCSC") decision earlier this year should be of interest to junior mining issuers, though we suggest that