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2019 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases
The 2019 increases to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.
Canada
15 Jul 2019
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The Alberta Securities Commission Expands Prospectus Exemptions For Distributions Outside Alberta
The Alberta Securities Commission ("ASC") has updated ASC Rule 72-501 Distributions to Purchasers Outside Alberta (the "New Rule") and its related companion policy to facilitate cross-border investment...
Canada
23 Aug 2018
3
Canada's Use Of Its National Security Power
The Government of Canada's decision to reject the proposed acquisition of Aecon, a major Canadian construction services firm, by China Communications Construction Company International Holding Limited. ...
Canada
4 Jun 2018
4
Canadian M&A Activity Continues To Grow As Securities Regulators Remain Focused On Protecting Minority Shareholders
Notwithstanding the similarities between mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deal practice in Canada and the United States, there remains stark differences between our M&A landscapes.
Canada
8 May 2018
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An Update On CSA Policy Initiatives To Reduce Regulatory Burden For Reporting Issuers
On March 27, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") published CSA Staff Notice 51-353 Update on CSA Consultation Paper 51-404 ...
Canada
20 Apr 2018
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No Longer A "Land Of Confusion" – OSC Rule 72-503 And Upcoming Amendments Regarding Distributions Outside Canadian Borders Help Lift The Fog
On March 31, 2018 Rule 72-503 – Distributions Outside of Canada (Rule 72-503 or the Rule) came into force following receipt of Ministerial approval.
Canada
20 Apr 2018
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Securities Regulators Looking For Market Commentary On Soliciting Dealer Agreements
On April 12, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") published CSA Staff Notice 61-303 and Request for Comment Soliciting Dealer Arrangements (the "Staff Notice").
Canada
19 Apr 2018
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In Aurora, Securities Regulators Affirm The New Take-Over Bid Regime And Signal That Exemptive Relief Under The New Regime Will Prove To Be Difficult And That Tactical Shareholder Rights Plans May Be Extinct
The OSC and the FCAAS recently released their collective reasons for the orders granted in December, 2017 following a hearing concerning the hostile take-over bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc...
Canada
22 Mar 2018
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2018 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases
The 2018 increases to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.
Canada
12 Feb 2018
10
Securities Regulators Ban Short-Term Binary Options
On September 28, 2017, the securities regulatory authorities in all Canadian jurisdictions, except British Columbia[1] (the "CSA"), introduced Multilateral Instrument 91-102 – Prohibition of Binary Options...
Canada
26 Oct 2017
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CETA Is Provisionally Implemented — The C$1.5 Billion Threshold Arrives
As we foreshadowed in our brief on the Investment Canada Act 2016-17 annual report as well as in our March 2015 bulletin announcing significant changes to the ICA, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, ...
Canada
26 Sep 2017
12
What's Market In Canada, Eh? A Comparison Of Two Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Point Studies
To help find a reasonable middle ground or to resolve a thorny point of negotiation in a share or asset purchase agreement...
Canada
23 Jun 2017
13
Investment Canada Act Threshold Increase - $1 Billion (Cdn)
As indicated in our March 2017 bulletin, the Government of Canada previously announced its intention to accelerate by two years the previously scheduled increase to the "enterprise value" threshold under the Investment Canada Act
Canada
13 Apr 2017
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The US Trust Indenture Act, Out Of Court Restructurings And The Marblegate Decision
Given the substantial amount of capital invested in Canadian businesses by American investors a considerable number of trust indenture documents are governed by US law and are "qualified" under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939.
Canada
12 Apr 2017
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Interoil/Exxon Plan of Arrangement: Third Time's A Charm
On February 20, 2017, InterOil Corporation ("InterOil") obtained approval from the Yukon Supreme Court for an updated plan of arrangement with ExxonMobil Corporation ("Exxon").
Canada
21 Mar 2017
16
2017 Canadian Merger Notification Threshold Increases
The 2017 increases to the merger thresholds under Canada's Competition Act and Investment Canada Act have been announced.
Canada
4 Mar 2017
17
No Changes To Arrangements: Alberta Court Of Appeal Upholds Directors' Choice Of Transaction Structure In Merger Of Marquee Energy Ltd. And Alberta Oilsands Inc.
On November 15, 2016, the Alberta Court of Appeal overturned a lower court decision that would have required Alberta Oilsands Inc. to obtain approval of its shareholders to the acquisition of Marquee Energy Ltd. . . .
Canada
12 Jan 2017
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Competition Bureau Issues Consent Agreement Template
The Canadian Competition Bureau issued a template document for use as a form of Consent Agreement, to be filed with the Competition Tribunal to resolve concerns the Bureau may have with proposed mergers.
Canada
3 Oct 2016
19
Tips For Startups – So You Want To Crowdfund?
In 2012 we published an article on the future of crowdfunding and whether it could help finance innovation by providing Canadian businesses with a new source for capital.
Canada
26 Aug 2016
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Tips for Startups – Understanding the Stages of Equity Financing
In the earliest stages of a new venture, founders will often seek to bootstrap (i.e., self-finance) operations in order to build value through their own sweat equity.
Canada
11 Jul 2016
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