November 1, 2018
The Supreme Court of British Columbia (Court) has clarified the potential application of Canada’s prohibition against charging criminal interest to arm’s-length commercial lending transactions that include mechanisms to capitalize on the borrower’s future growth through equity “sweeteners” or “kickers.” In its October 26, 2018 decision in Cirius Messaging Inc. v. Epstein Enterprises Inc., the Court held that the criminal interest…
October 17, 2018
As part of our quarterly series on current trends across different industries, our third article examines Canadian private equity. Through our experience advising buyers, sellers, investors and/or targets, we’ve highlighted some national trends and developments.
February 16, 2018
Our Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions: FAQs and 2018 Trends answers frequentlyasked questions regarding the regulation of public M&A in Canada and provides anoutlook for what 2018 may hold based on significant developments we observedfrom the Canadian deal environment in 2017.
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October 25, 2016
First published by The American Lawyer, this paper examines the responsibilities of nominee directors, particularly as they apply to boards of Canadian companies, and how these directors can protect themselves from conflict situations.
March 31, 2016
ONE | OILPATCH PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES Between June 2014 and December 2015, the price of a barrel of oil was cut roughly in half, resulting in a significant downturn in the earnings of companies with businesses connected to the oil industry. Private equity (PE) firms with portfolio companies that have operations in or exposure to Alberta and Canada’s energy…
March 14, 2016
The Canadian energy sector represents a unique investment opportunity for private equity investors seeking to invest in, or acquire outright, established energy assets at a discount to historical prices. The ability to capitalize on the discounted debt of oil and gas companies in a low-risk jurisdiction like Canada has never been more attractive. One of the many factors that make…
January 8, 2016
While global markets can be unpredictable, we have assembled some key legal trends that may help you prepare for what lies ahead in 2016. Anti-Spam Capital Markets China Commercial Real Estate Cybersecurity Employment & Labour Financial Services Regulatory Intellectual Property International Trade Litigation & Dispute Resolution Mergers & Acquisitions Oil &…
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April 6, 2015
INTRODUCTION The consultation drafts of the proposed uniform provincial capital markets legislation, Provincial Capital Markets Act (PCMA), and federal capital markets legislation, Capital Markets Stability Act (CMSA), (Consultation Drafts) propose new, and in some instances unprecedented, civil liability and regulatory and criminal enforcement provisions which, if enacted, will have important implications for capital markets participants. The PCMA and…
April 2, 2015
Comments on the consultation drafts of the uniform provincial capital markets legislation, Provincial Capital Markets Act (PCMA), and new federal capital markets legislation, Capital Markets Stability Act (CMSA), (Consultation Drafts) by capital markets stakeholders suggest that additional “robust” consultation is required for the PCMA and CMSA, particularly given the significant changes to securities and capital markets laws that such proposed…