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Related Party Transactions: A Cautionary Note From the Delaware Court Of Chancery

Posted in Agreements / Drafting Issues, Directors’ Duties and Liabilities, Securities Law, Shareholder Rights

A recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision in In re El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. discusses the process surrounding related party transactions in a publicly-traded limited partnership. The Court’s opinion provides notable comments on the scope of the contractual duties …

BCSC Allows Shareholder Rights Plan to Survive Almost 160 Days

Posted in Defensive Tactics, Directors’ Duties and Liabilities, Marketplace Trends, Securities Law, Shareholder Rights, Take-Over Bids / Tender Offers

On May 2, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) ruled on an application by HudBay Minerals Inc. to cease-trade Augusta Resource Corporation’s shareholder rights plan (the Pill).  While the BCSC panel granted an order cease-trading the Pill as at 5:00pm …

U.S. and Canadian Law: Six Key Differences for Investors

Posted in Competition / Foreign Investment, Cross-Border M&A, Employment and Pension Issues, Securities Law, Tax Issues

While Canada’s legal environment will feel familiar to companies and counsel from the U.S., Europe and Commonwealth countries, there are some significant points of distinction. In this article, Samantha Horn and Kaleb Honsberger of Stikeman Elliott’s M&A Group consider six …

Developments in U.S. M&A Practice: Canadian Perspectives

Posted in Agreements / Drafting Issues, Cross-Border M&A, Marketplace Trends, Negotiated Transactions, Private Equity, Securities Law, Take-Over Bids / Tender Offers

This article discusses how developments in U.S. market practice are affecting Canadian M&A from the perspectives of both negotiated transactions and public M&A deals. Richard Clark and Sean Vanderpol of Stikeman Elliott’s Toronto office share insights based on their recent …

Canadian M&A in 2013 – Part II

Posted in Cross-Border M&A, Defensive Tactics, Marketplace Trends, Private Equity, Proxy Fights, Securities Law, Shareholder Rights, Take-Over Bids / Tender Offers

In the second of a two-part series looking at the state of M&A law in Canada, members of Stikeman Elliott’s national M&A group discuss 2013′s top issues and trends from a variety of perspectives. Part Two includes reports on developments …

Canadian M&A in 2013

Posted in Competition / Foreign Investment, Controlled Auctions, Cross-Border M&A, Defensive Tactics, Employment and Pension Issues, Marketplace Trends, Negotiated Transactions, Private Equity, Securities Law, Shareholder Rights, Take-Over Bids / Tender Offers, Tax Issues

In the first of a two-part series looking at the state of M&A law in Canada, members of Stikeman Elliott’s national M&A group discuss 2013’s top issues and trends from a variety of perspectives. Part One begins with an overview …