Document(s) published by this organization: 172
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|Reserves Reports and Asset Write-Downs - Legal Consequences for Public Companies|
Harinder S. Basra, Karen J. Dawson, Darrell R. Peterson, David F. Phillips, Domenic Puglia; Bennett Jones LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015The recent rapid decline in oil prices has already affected share trading prices of exploration and production companies around the world. Those recent low oil prices and, more importantly, continued low forecast prices for 2015 and beyond may also have a significant impact on reserves reports,...
|Getting a Deal to Closing with Transaction Insurance|
Bryan C. Haynes, Adam Scrivens; Bennett Jones LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015The M&A field has begun to find a lot of upside in use of representation and warranty insurance (RWI) - sometimes referred to as transaction insurance - to get a deal to closing. In the past five years the RWI market has matured greatly and has served as a valuable tool in a number of transaction...
|Feedlot Health Management Services Ltd v The Queen, 2015 TCC 32, The Tax Court Considers Fundamental SR&ED Principles|
Robert D. McCue; Bennett Jones LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015Bennett Jones LLP represented Feedlot Health Management Services Ltd. (FHMS) in the recent Tax Court of Canada proceeding, Feedlot Health Management Services Ltd v The Queen (2015 TCC 32). The case concerned certain fundamental principles with respect to the interpretation of the definition of...
|CSA Announce Amendments to Accredited Investor, Minimum Amount and Short-Term Debt Prospectus Exemption Rules|
Conrad Druzeta, Nicholas A. Emter, Christian P. Gauthier, Brent W. Kraus, James T. McClary; Bennett Jones LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015On February 19, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions (NI 45-106), which are expected to come into force this spring.
|2015 Canadian Proxy Season - New Requirements and Continuing Trends|
Juliamai L. Giffen, John D. MacNeil, David F. Phillips; Bennett Jones LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015Annual meeting season for Canadian public companies starts soon. What new requirements and continuing trends will companies face in 2015? This update discusses some of them.
|Canadian Securities Regulators Publish Amendments to Required Oil and Gas Disclosure|
Tessa E.J. Guenther, William S. Osler; Bennett Jones LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014The Canadian Securities Administrators, or CSA, have published amendments (the Amendments) to National Instrument 51-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities and Companion Policy 51-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities (together, the Instrument). The Amendments...
|IIROC Releases Final Guidance for Underwriting Due Diligence in Public Offerings|
J. Paul D. Barbeau, Eric Chernin; Bennett Jones LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on March 6, 2015On December 18, 2014, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) published, with immediate effect, Rules Notices 14-0299 and 14-0300 in connection with the release of final guidance (Final Guidance) with respect to underwriting due diligence.
|Use of Competitor's Trademarks in Metatags does not Constitute Infringement|
L.E. Trent Horne; Bennett Jones LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada has addressed issues that have received little judicial consideration in Canada, specifically whether use of a competitor's registered trademark in metatags constitutes infringement, and whether copyright subsists in metatags. The short answer to...
|SCOTUS Changes the Rules for Patent Claim Construction on Appeal Can the Supreme Court of Canada Be Far Behind?|
L. E. Trent Horne, Dominique T. Hussey; Bennett Jones LLP;
February 24, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015For almost 100 years, Canadian Courts have consistently held that the interpretation of a patent claim is a question of law. In almost every context, questions of law are reviewed on a de novo basis, without deference. As the Canadian courts of appeal routinely describe claim construction purely...
|OSC Proposes New Whistleblower Program, with Financial Awards|
Alan P. Gardner, Jeffrey S. Leon, Usman M. Sheikh; Bennett Jones LLP;
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015On February 3, 2015, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) issued Staff Consultation Paper 15-401 - Proposed Framework for an OSC Whistleblower Program seeking comment on their proposed whistleblower program. The program, which would offer the potential for substantial financial awards to...