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|Chevron Corp v. Yaiguaje: SCC Decision Highlights Increased Litigation Risk for Canadian Companies for Misdeeds of their Foreign Affiliates|
Neil Finkelstein, Brandon Kain, Marc-André Russell, Dharshini Sinnadurai, Shea T. Small; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
September 10, 2015, previously published on September 9, 2015The Supreme Court of Canada’s most recent decision in Chevron Corp. v. Yaiguaje has significantly increased the litigation risk for companies with assets in Canada from plaintiffs seeking to enforce foreign judgments obtained against the foreign affiliates of such companies. The SCC decision...
New Mining Code: What Mining Companies Need To Know|
Peter Finan, Olivia Loxley, David Nancarrow; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
September 9, 2015, previously published on August 4, 2015Undeterred by the recent drops in commodity prices, Senegal is on the verge of introducing its new mining code, which has been a work in progress since 2012 when proposals were first made to revise the current mining code which was introduced in 2003.
|The CSA’s Latest Continuous Disclosure Review: Two Key Takeaways for Material Contract and Mining Disclosure|
Don Collie, Graham Erion; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
September 9, 2015, previously published on August 5, 2015The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently published their annual review of Canadian public companies’ continuous disclosure filings in CSA Staff Notice 51-344 - Continuous Disclosure Review Program Activities for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015 (the CSA Notice). The CSA...
|Mining Executive’s Request For More Detailed Indictment Denied|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
August 13, 2015, previously published on August 12, 2015On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia denied a renewed motion for a bill of particulars from the coal executive facing federal criminal conspiracy charges arising from a fatal 2010 mine explosion. The defense renewed the motion after additional charges were...
|Canadian SPACS Ride the Lightning - Summer 2015|
William J. E. Jones, Jonathan Poirier, Manoj Pundit, Jason M. Saltzman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015The Canadian capital markets are abuzz with optimism around the development and proliferation of the SPAC program in 2015. On June 22, 2015, the TSX hosted an information session on the SPAC program with panels on the Canadian experience to date contrasted with the US SPAC experience. The programme...
Securities Regulators Review Mining Issuers’ Websites|
Brian E. Abraham; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015On April 9, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued CSA Staff Notice 43-309 (Review of Website Investor Presentations by Mining Issuers), which summarizes the findings of a review of investor presentations on mining issuers’ websites. Key findings from the review conducted...
|Coalition Questions Scientific Basis of Sage-Grouse Management Decisions|
Holland Hart LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 3, 2015In March, a coalition of oil and gas and mining groups and local governments in four states filed administrative challenges under the Data Quality Act to three scientific documents that may provide the basis for greater land management restrictions over millions of acres across the west.
|Appeals Court Overturns Damages Award to Proponent for Aboriginal Blockade|
Stephanie Axman, Bryn Gray; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015The BC Court of Appeal (BCCA) has overturned a significant trial decision that had ordered the province of British Columbia (Province) to pay $1.75 million in damages to a logging company arising from a blockade by members of a Treaty 8 First Nation.
|Canadian Government Introduces Enhanced Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy for Resource Companies|
John W. Boscariol, Peter Brady, Meghan S. Bridges, David I.W. Hamer, Steven Molnar; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 16, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014On November 14, 2014, the Minister of International Trade announced Canada’s enhanced Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy, “Doing Business the Canadian Way: A Strategy to Advance CSR in Canada’s Extractive Sector Abroad”. Like its predecessor, the CSR Strategy...
|Kaska Nation Announces Plans to Develop a New Resource Law in its Traditional Territory, While Yukon Government Extends Staking Prohibition in Ross River Area|
Stephanie Axmann, Selina Lee-Andersen; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 16, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015On January 27, 2015, the leaders of the Kaska Nation issued a news release and declaration announcing plans to develop a resource law and regulations (Kaska Resource Law). The introduction of the Kaska Resource Law is intended to provide clear direction to resource proponents seeking to operate in...