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

Canadian Disclosure Requirements for US Marijuana Issuers

Click here to view in PDF. Many jurisdictions in the United States now permit the use and sale of marijuana within a regulatory framework. Consequently, several Canadian public companies currently...

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Business Law

OSC Adopts Rule 72-503 For Offshore Distributions

Click here to view in PDF. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently adopted OSC Rule 72-503 Distributions Outside Canada.  This new rule provides four new prospectus exemptions relating to distributions outside...

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Litigation

Forcing an Opposing Party to Take Urgent Action before Trial

There are essentially two types of interlocutory (pre-trial) injunctions: 1) a prohibitive injunction and 2) a mandatory injunction. The former is an order for a party to refrain from doing...

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Tax Law

2018 Federal Budget: What Private Companies Need to Know

Click here to view in PDF. Introduction On February 27, 2018 the Department of Finance (“Finance”) released its 2018 federal budget (the “Budget”). Given the climate surrounding private companies, this...

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Litigation

Liquidation and Dissolution of a Corporation as a Remedy for an Aggrieved Shareholder

Click here to view in PDF. In the recent past, I wrote about the oppression remedy.  See “A Brief Overview of the Oppression Remedy” (April 2017) and “Director Liability in...

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Business Law

Be Aware of the Competition Act When Making Acquisitions

Click here to view in PDF. Executive Summary This blog updates earlier blogs originally posted on February 12, 2014 and February 18, 2016.  On February 10, 2018, the Competition Bureau announced...

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Business Law

This Is Why We Are Careful With Your Money

Click here to view in PDF. Transaction money often flows through law firms. This is done both for efficiency in completing the transaction and to provide some comfort to the...

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Tax Law

Will the Senate stop Liberals’ tax changes?

Click here to view in PDF. On December 13, 2017 the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance released its report on the July 2017 tax proposals announced by the Liberal...

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Litigation

The Elements of a Partnership

Click here to view in PDF. This article provides an overview of the current state of partnership law and highlights the elements that form that type of business association. A...

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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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