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|Mini-Tenders 201: Responding to Mini-Tender Offers|
Matthew Cumming, Shane C. D'Souza, Matthew Griffin; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
February 6, 2015, previously published on November 14, 2014In our previous article, we introduced mini-tenders and discussed the factors that should be considered before launching a mini-tender offer. As a refresher, a mini-tender is an offer to purchase securities below the threshold that triggers regulatory rules for take-over bids. Such an offer is not...
|New Canadian Sanctions Target Russian Oil Exploration and Production Activity|
John W. Boscariol; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014On December 19, 2014, Canada significantly expanded its economic sanctions against Russia by imposing restrictions on the supply of certain goods and related technical, financial and other services for use in offshore, Arctic or shale oil exploration or production.
|IIROC Releases Final Guidance on Underwriting Due Diligence|
Patrick Boucher, Matthew Cumming, Michael J. Eldridge, Graham P.C. Gow, Robert O. Hansen; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015On December 18, 2014, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) published Rules Notices 14-0299 and 14-0300 in connection with the release of final guidance respecting underwriting due diligence (Final Guidance). The Final Guidance follows IIROC’s publication of...
|Jurisdiction of Canadian Courts over Foreign Entities and Transactions: Guidance from the Ontario Divisional Court|
Geoff R. Hall; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015When can a Canadian court take jurisdiction over an action to set aside a foreign asset purchase transaction? That is the issue recently considered by the Ontario Divisional Court in Harrowand S.L. v. DeWind Turbines Ltd., in which a Korean company appealed a lower court order that had held that...
|The Most Hackable Month of the Year: Steps Companies Can Take to Protect Themselves from Data Breaches|
Kirsten Thompson; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 28, 2014In a few short days it will be Cyber Monday, the kickoff to the financial madness that is the holiday shopping season. For cybercriminals and fraudsters, December represents the mother lode of hackable data.
|Cross-Border Price Discrimination: Increased Powers for the Commissioner of Competition|
Oliver J. Borgers, Donald B. Houston, Madeleine Renaud, Michele F. Siu; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014On December 9, 2014, new legislation, referred to as the Price Transparency Act, was tabled in Parliament to target “unjustified” cross-border price discrimination. The proposed law is not intended to set or regulate prices in Canada, nor does it provide for penalties or other...
|Apprehending Reasonable Apprehension of Bias|
Dharshini Sinnadurai; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
January 14, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014Careful observers may have noticed that the Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed three civil appeals on the basis of reasonable apprehension of bias in the last few months. This presents an opportunity to reflect on what conduct constitutes reasonable apprehension of bias and what it means for an...
|The U.K. Supreme Court Revisits Equitable Compensation in Commercial Transactions|
Sam Rogers; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
January 14, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2014Trusts are widely used in commercial transactions. But, as creatures of equity, trusts raise issues that may not be immediately familiar to everyone who relies on them in the commercial world. Indeed, the interrelationship between equitable doctrines and remedies and common law principles and...
|Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies Test To Be Applied At Rule 48.14 Status Hearings|
Trevor Courtis, Kosta Kalogiros; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014In Kara v. Arnold, 2014 ONCA 871e Ontario Court of Appeal seized an opportunity to revisit its recent jurisprudence regarding status hearings and to clarify the interrelation between its recent status hearing decisions (i.e., 1196158 Ontario Inc. and Faris) and the line of jurisprudential authority...
|Ontario Government Makes Major Changes to Workplace Laws|
Daniel Pugen; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
January 13, 2015, previously published on Dcember 3, 2014Bill 18, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, has received royal assent and is now the law. As we have previously reported, this Bill significantly amends workplace laws, including the Employment Sandards Act, 2000 (“ESA”), the Occupational Health and Safety Act...