March 8, 2018
As part of our quarterly series on current trends across different industries, we first take a look at what’s on the horizon for cannabis. As the Canadian Cannabis Act works its way through Parliament, the Canadian cannabis sector continues to experience an extremely dynamic, fast-changing environment. Here are a few legal trends to watch for as the industry becomes more…
April 4, 2017
As part of our series on current trends across different industries, we explore changes taking place in the life sciences field — many of which are impacting the industry’s commercial practices.
March 23, 2017
In our series on current trends, we provide insight into those that are shaping key industries: Trends in Technology: Key Insight on Fintech and Cybersecurity Trends in Banking: Steps Towards Modernization Trends in Insurance: From the Internet of Things to InsurTech Trends in Life Sciences: From Data Protection to Drug Pricing
March 7, 2017
As part of our series on current trends across different industries, we take a look at what’s happening in the insurance industry. Technologies such as telematics, data analytics, wearables and social media are redefining all aspects of the insurance industry and offering new opportunities and revenue.
February 8, 2017
As part of our series on current trends across different industries, we look at what’s on the horizon for banking in 2017.
December 21, 2016
2016 AND LOOKING FORWARD Canadian M&A activity rose once again in 2016, surpassing a record-breaking 2015 to become the most active year in Canadian deal-making history. In terms of deal value, 2016 will be second only to the peak of 2007. The aggregate value of announced deals to date is C$399.9-billion, while announced deal volume reached an impressive 3,100 transactions….
November 24, 2016
Throughout the remainder of 2016 and into 2017, we will be providing key insight into current trends across different industries. The first in our series concerns technology, with a particular focus on financial technology (fintech) and cybersecurity.
May 17, 2016
Securities enforcement activities in Canada are overseen by several agencies, including the Canadian Securities Administrators, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, the Ontario Securities Commission, the Autorité des marchés financiers and the Alberta Securities Commission. The infographics below are based on data published by these respective organizations and cover the time period up to the end of 2015. They…
April 7, 2016
ONE | A NEW LIBERAL GOVERNMENT Elected in October 2015, Canada’s new Liberal government has proposed a tax platform featuring significant changes, including a four per cent increase (to 33 per cent) in the federal tax rate for individuals on income over C$200,000 and a 1.5 per cent drop in the middle-income tax rate. The new government has also pledged to limit the amount of…
April 6, 2016
ONE | OIL AND GAS SECTOR Amid the protracted drop in oil prices and the decline of the Canadian dollar relative to the U.S. dollar, capitalizing on distressed opportunities in the oil and gas sector in a low-risk jurisdiction, such as Canada, has never been more attractive. These combined circumstances have resulted in approximately US$112-billion worth of oil and gas…