February 6, 2019
The Blakes Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions: FAQs and 2019 Trends answers frequently asked questions regarding the regulation of public M&A in Canada and provides an outlook for what 2019 may hold based on significant developments we observed in the Canadian deal environment.
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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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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….
December 19, 2016
In 2017, China plans to establish a national carbon market (Chinese Carbon Market), which, once in place, will be the largest carbon cap-and-trade scheme in the world, essentially involving all of China’s local provincial governments with oversight and guidance from the Central Government of China. This article provides an outline on how the Chinese Carbon Market is expected to be…
September 13, 2016
September 13, 2016
When Chinese and Canadian companies come together, whether it’s through a merger, joint venture or another arrangement where cultures will be meshed, tackling the cultural differences is critical. Culture isn’t about comparing the mission statement and vision of the two companies, which can often appear very similar; it is a sense that you share the same values.
June 28, 2016
The next several months are set to be an important period for Canada’s nascent liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. After nearly half a decade of project announcements, commercial development, increasing press coverage and often intense political debate, it is expected that the remainder of 2016 could see one or more of the country’s first affirmative LNG final investment decisions.
February 27, 2016
ONE | TPP, FREE TRADE AND INVESTMENT AGREEMENT While 2015 saw numerous international trade and investment developments, the year’s biggest story was the October completion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is an ambitious economic and free trade agreement between Canada and 11 other countries — including the United States, Australia and Japan — who represent one-third…
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February 22, 2016
ONE | CHINA-LISTED FIRMS BECOMING BUYERS Buyers listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges will become more active in the international M&A marketplace in 2016, creating new avenues for liquidity for Canadian investors and new challenges for Canadian dealmakers. Despite a well-publicized correction in June and ongoing volatility through the second half of 2015, China’s stock markets continue to…
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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