When public companies are accused of accounting irregularities, class action shareholder litigation often follows.
A discussion on the important considerations for both the seller and the potential buyer when it comes to non-disclosure agreements in private M&A transactions.
Ontario's recently-proposed budget bill would amend the Securities Act to tighten up provisions respecting insider trading.
The recent Delaware ruling in In Ancestry.com Inc. Shareholder Litigation provides a cautionary tale relating to a target company developing aggressive projections during an auction process.
The Autorité des marchés financiers published for comments a consultation paper I pertaining to defensive tactics in response to take-over bids.
A discussion on what are the support obligations of franchisors and their "good Faith" and "Fair Dealing" performance duties under the "Arthur Wishart Act".
As part of its budget bill likely to come into force early this summer, the Government of Canada has introduced legislation implementing its new policy for the review of investments by foreign state-owned enterprises.
Canada’s two most significant franchise law decisions of 2012 demonstrate the fierce competitiveness of the quick-service restaurant industry in Canada.
A discussion on the importance of staying informed as to the duties and responsibilities of a director.
The Ontario budget, released yesterday, contains some hints at upcoming changes to the Securities Act planned by the provincial government.
The Ontario Securities Commission announced yesterday that it will hold a policy hearing on June 17 to hear submissions from interested parties who submitted responses in response to its 2011 proposed enforcement initiatives.
The Ontario government recently released its 2013 budget plan, which included discussion of amending the Securities Act to clarify the statute's insider trading provisions.
The Ontario Securities Commission announced today that Ministerial approval has been received with respect to the prospectus rule amendments released earlier this year that are intended to clarify certain provisions, address gaps, streamline requirements and codify prospectus relief that has been granted in the past.
The Ontario Securities Commission will be hosting two roundtables in June to discuss issues identified in the CSA Consultation Paper 33-403, which considers the imposition of a statutory fiduciary duty on advisers and dealers to act in the best interests of clients.
Life and property and casualty insurers in Canada may be required to implement their "own regulatory solvency assessment" ("ORSA") by next January.
An M&A Series by Cassels Brock, partner Andrew Reback looks at tax related issues that may arise whenever shares of companies are purchased or disposed of.
The Ontario Securities Commission has announced proposed rule amendments designed to remove certain Canadian-specific disclosure requirements for offerings of foreign securities in Ontario to sophisticated investors on a private placement basis.
The "Investment Canada Act" is playing an increasingly central role in transaction planning for acquisitions of Canadian businesses by non-Canadians.
A recent decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario helps define the concept of "control" in relation to the definition of a "franchisor's associate".
In the world of franchising, change has always been a constant, but arguably we are living in a time of unprecedented rapidity of change.