Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered two companion decisions in which it clarified the scope and process of summary judgment motions.
The statistics are in, and 2013 was a troubling year for mergers and acquisitions in the Canadian oil and gas sector, with M&A activity totaling US$10.2 billion, a downfall of almost 80% compared to US$50 billion in 2012.
Saskatchewan Becomes the First Canadian Jurisdiction to Exempt Equity Crowdfunding from Prospectus Requirements
On December 6, 2013, Saskatchewan became the first Canadian jurisdiction to implement Rules that provide a prospectus exemption for equity crowdfunding.
Did the representative plaintiff name some players as defendants, while leaving out others, with no apparent rhyme or reason? Alberta courts have recently refused certification partly on this basis.
As we’ve previously discussed, ISS released its 2014 Corporate Governance Policy Updates in November of last year. ISS also announced that it was continuing consultations on a number of issues that could result in policy changes for 2015, with director tenure being identified as one such issue in the U.S. and Canada.
In 1977, The Seagram Company Ltd. decided to provide its salaried employees and executives across Canada with post-retirement health insurance coverage.
British Columbia’s new liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector was particularly lively in the weeks since our mid-December update. To keep our readers up-to-date, we have prepared the following brief summary of recent notable LNG sector activity.
On January 14, 2014, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued a revised version of D-Memo D-13-4-9 “Royalties and License Fees”.
The nature of class actions means that class counsel usually needs to work on a contingency fee arrangement. But how large can those contingency fees be, and how should they be determined?
Looking for a bootcamp on important cases from 2013? Here are a few of my favourite Canadian bloggers and their top 5-10 cases from 2013.