Insights

The practice of law is changing every day, and the effect of changing legislature on businesses is significant. We write about recent developments in the world of tax & business law, keeping a watchful eye on the changing landscape for our clients. See what we’re thinking about, and what your business should be looking out for.

Business Law

Early Warning Reports – When Do I Need to File?

Click here to view in PDF. This insight updates an earlier article posted on July 11, 2016 to clarify the requirements to file an early warning report. In theory calculating...

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Business Law

Recent Developments in Alberta Securities Laws

Click here to view in PDF. This blog post summarizes certain significant developments in Alberta securities law during the first half of 2017: January 26, 2017 – The Canadian Securities...

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Business Law

Hedge Funds VS. Private Equity Funds

Click here to view in PDF. This post describes some of the differences between a hedge fund and a private equity fund under Canadian securities laws. Insights in Brief Canadian...

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Business Law

Is a Private Equity Firm Required to Register?

This is the third of three posts that summarize the circumstances under which a venture capital or private equity management company (a PE Firm) may be required to register under...

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Business Law

Is a Private Equity Firm Required to Register?

This is the second of three posts that summarize the circumstances under which a venture capital or private equity management company (a PE Firm) may be required to register under...

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Business Law

Is a Private Equity Firm Required to Register?

This is the first of three posts that summarize the circumstances under which a venture capital or private equity management company (a PE Firm) may be required to register under...

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Business Law

What is a Private Equity Fund?

Alberta securities law does not define a private equity fund (a PE Fund). However, the Alberta Securities Commission, the regulator responsible for the administration of Alberta securities law, distinguishes private...

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Business Law

Early Warning Reports – When Do I Need to File?

Click here to see updated post on this topic dated December 18, 2017. In theory calculating when early warning reports are required to be filed under Canadian securities law sounds...

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Business Law

Finder’s Fees – Permitted, Recommended and Prohibited Activities

People with money are often looking for suitable investment opportunities.  And companies looking to grow (or survive) are often looking for suitable investors.  However they often have a hard time...

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Business Law

Increased Reporting Requirements for Exempt Market Distributions

Effective June 30, 2016, issuers will be subject to increased reporting requirements for exempt market distributions with the introduction of a new version of Form 45-106F1, which will apply to...

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