- Mar 25, 2019
Home court advantage is a much-discussed critical advantage in sports. In other contexts, home court also has clear benefits, including familiarity, efficiency and convenience.
- Feb 25, 2019
When Randy Newman famously sang “short people got no reason to live,” he was parodying baseless prejudices, in that case against the vertically challenged. However, his lyrics would probably resonate with some issuers had they been prompted to focus on “short sellers,” who profit from share price reductions.
- Jan 28, 2019
There are countless inspirational sayings, profound parables and charming children’s tales about co-operation. And there are comparatively few on constitutional law.
Jan 4, 2019
Katanga Mining Ltd. has paid $28.5 million, plus costs of $1.5 million, as part of a settlement agreement for “material misstatements and failures to make adequate disclosure,” according to reasons released by the Ontario Securities Commission Bulletin.
Jan 3, 2019
Counsel for three non-profit organizations acting on behalf of Indigenous peoples in Guatemala are asking the British Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate two Canadian mining companies’ alleged failure to disclose material information related to a planned purchase of one by the other.
Nov 9, 2018
In a highly anticipated decision released today, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a proposed co-operative pan-Canadian securities regulator is constitutional, thereby overturning a finding of the Quebec appellate court.
Oct 31, 2018
Zachary Kobrin has been watching the Canadian cannabis landscape for some time now and is preparing to navigate its securities landscape as the Florida-based medical marijuana company he represents prepares to go public on this side of the border.
- Oct 22, 2018
Part of what confuses the definition of misrepresentation is the different contexts in which it is considered.
Oct 17, 2018
An investor legal clinic at Osgoode Hall Law School has released its first ever annual report, revealing that clients accessing the clinic’s services often face access to justice issues such as language barriers, lack of financial resources and a scarcity of securities law and financial investment knowledge.
- Sep 24, 2018
Representations in M&A agreements may take on a different spin if they were evaluated in the fashion of current political discourse.
- Aug 27, 2018
We all know words can have very different meanings depending on the context, intonation and other factors.
Aug 20, 2018
Executive pay is being increasingly scrutinized in corporate deals
Jul 31, 2018
Judge ordered man to turn over the equivalent of $3.7 million in "PlexCoin" tokens to the court-appointed administrator by the following day or be found in contempt of court.
- Jul 3, 2018
When there are dumb questions posed — and, occasionally, unfortunate answers received — the market will continue to see long lawyerly disclosures.
- Jun 4, 2018
There will never be another Yogi Berra. In the legal world alone, some court decisions call for the type of clarity epitomized by comments such as: “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”
May 14, 2018
The game-changing technology underpinning crypto-currencies such as bitcoin threatens to supersede lawyers and other trusted intermediaries.
- May 14, 2018
A recent incident involving Bay Street titan Goodmans LLP has shone a light on the issue of rogue clients and the potential damage they can inflict on a law firm’s brand.
May 10, 2018
With Bill C-25 receiving royal assent on May 1st, amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act are a little closer, including for diversity disclosure.
- Apr 16, 2018
In the theatrical production industry, there is much attention paid when shows continue to play for long periods.
Mar 22, 2018
The Supreme Court of Canada heard the appeal today in Attorney General of Canada, et al. v. Attorney General of Quebec regarding the constitutionality of the implementation of a pan-Canadian securities regulation.