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February 24, 2017
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Le 21 février dernier, le ministère des Finances du Québec a publié le bulletin d'information 2017-3 annonçant des mesures fiscales visant (i) à bonifier la dé...
Expertise: Taxation, Capital Markets
February 21, 2017
An informative reference for foreign and domestic acquirers, targets, investment banks, shareholders and others, Davies'Canadian Mergers & Acquisitions guide has been fully updated for 2017. Drawing on our extensive experience in multijurisdicti...
Expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Cross-Border & International Taxation, Shareholder Activism, Taxation
February 16, 2017
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had a busy rulemaking year in 2016. As part of its Disclosure Effectiveness Initiative launched at the end of 2013, the SEC continued to propose and adopt rules that are intended to improve and modern...
Expertise: Capital Markets, Corporate/Commercial, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cross-Border & International Taxation, Private Equity, Shareholder Activism, Taxation
February 9, 2017
This presentation discusses the far-reaching aspects of the new partnership audit rules provided by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and how this legislation will affect the formation and operations of partnerships, as well as the disposition of par...
Expertise: Taxation, Private Equity
January 20, 2017
In our annual forecast of the year ahead for Canadian competition and foreign investment review law, we evaluate how developments in 2016 will influence the business landscape in 2017. Our top issues and trends to watch this year include the followin...
Expertise: Competition & Foreign Investment Review
Most favored nation (“MFN”) clauses in vertical agreements are essentially arrangements between buyers and sellers, pursuant to which one party guarantees that the other will receive the best price or terms for a product or service. MFNs are ubiquito...
January 13, 2017
The year 2016 was eventful from a Canadian tax perspective, with the current Liberal government introducing its first federal budget and important judicial developments that included two decisions in tax cases by the Supreme Court of Canada. Convers...
Expertise: Taxation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial Real Estate
January 12, 2017
Canada’s new takeover bid regime got its first serious test with Hecla Mining’s attempted hostile takeover of Dolly Varden Silver. Under the new takeover bid rules, poison pills as a bid defence may soon be a thing of the past, to be repl...
Expertise: Corporate/Commercial, Corporate Governance, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining
January 11, 2017
Family wealth and business planning often gives rise to structures that come with burdensome reporting obligations for minority US shareholders. We point out some of the cases where the burden is much larger than it should be, requiring information t...
December 23, 2016
The doctrine of “common interest privilege” ensures that a document or communication that is already protected by solicitor-client or litigation privilege does not lose that protection when it is shared between two parties sharing a &ldqu...
Expertise: Corporate/Commercial, Cross-Border & International Taxation, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation
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