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Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | 14 Jul 2017

Division continues amongst Canadian securities regulators regarding best interest standard

Amid division across the Canadian securities regulators, the Ontario Securities Commission appears determined to move forward with a best interest


Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | 28 Oct 2016

Contested private placements under the new take-over bid regime: the Dolly Varden decision

In a significant decision, the British Columbia and Ontario securities commissions have upheld a contested private placement by the target of an


Stikeman Elliott LLP | Canada | 20 Jun 2013

OSC to host panel discussion on statutory best duty

It was announced last week that the Ontario Securities Commission will be hosting a panel discussion on the potential imposition of a statutory


Blaney McMurtry LLP | Canada | 9 Nov 2011

Pill-popping: hostile takeovers and securities regulation in Ontario

Securities regulation in Canada, with its 13 different securities jurisdictions, is sometimes politely referred to as a “mosaic”.


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 14 Oct 2011

The clash of the rights plan cases (redux)

The Ontario Securities Commission issued an order this week in connection with a shareholder rights plan adopted by the board of directors of MOSAID Technologies Incorporated in response to a hostile bid made by Wi-LAN Inc.


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 1 Mar 2011

OSC provides guidance on use of rights plans: Baffinland

Recent decisions of the Ontario Securities Commission and the British Columbia Securities Commission have led to some debate about the ability of a target board of directors to effectively use a shareholder rights plan to fend off a bidder in a hostile takeover bid.


Stikeman Elliott LLP | Canada | 25 Jan 2011

Let courts rule on poison pills

The current Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. control contest, in which the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has intervened several times, raises yet again questions about the fundamental differences between securities regulation and corporate law.


Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | 17 Jan 2011

The Ontario Securities Commission rejects deference to target boards in poison pill decisions

The Ontario Securities Commission's reasons in Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation clearly rejected the proposition that securities commissions should defer to the business judgment of a target board of directors in deciding whether to cease trade a shareholder rights plan (also known as a poison pill).


Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | 13 Jan 2011

The role of litigation in M&A tactics and strategy - greater than ever

New situations as well as differences in viewpoints among provincial securities commissions, and between the commissions and the courts, will continue to shape the framework in which M&A transactions take place.


Miller Thomson LLP | Canada | 15 Nov 2010

New directions in Canadian rights plans but which way?

On July 27, 2010, the British Columbia Securities Commission (“BCSC”) issued its full majority reasons for its April 2010 decision to cease-trade the Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholder rights plan (the “SRP”) adopted in response to a hostile bid made by a group of companies led by Carl Icahn.

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