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50/50 JVs – Paved with Good Intentions

Posted in Dispute Resolution, M&A, Mining

One of the most difficult things to plan for effectively in any joint venture is conflict resolution and decision deadlock between the joint venture partners.  Joint venture agreements in the mining industry can be voluminous documents.  Pages are devoted to calculating partner dilution, setting out partner rights, outlining how and by whom JV operations will be managed.  At the same time, little thought is often given to how the partners will deal with a deadlock over an operational decision.

In a way it is not surprising that mechanics dealing with decision deadlock can be an afterthought – most CEOs want … Continue Reading

At Last: Alberta Unveils its New Climate Leadership Plan

Posted in Aboriginal and Environmental Issues, M&A

On November 22, 2015, Alberta released its long-awaited Climate Leadership Plan (Climate Plan).  Contemporaneously with the Climate Plan, the Government released the Climate Change Advisory Panel’s (Climate Panel) Report to the Minister, Climate Leadership. As background, previous blogs on the Climate Panel’s mandate and the Climate Leadership Discussion Document can be found here and here.… Continue Reading

SCC Decision Highlights Increased Litigation Risk for Canadian Companies for Misdeeds of their Foreign Affiliates

Posted in M&A

The following post on our Canadian Appeals Monitor blog may be of interest to readers of this blog: Chevron Corp v. Yaiguaje: SCC Decision Highlights Increased Litigation Risk for Canadian Companies for Misdeeds of their Foreign Affiliates.

 

 

 

 

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CSA Proposes Significant Amendments to Canada’s Take-Over Bid Regime

Posted in Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance and Continuous Disclosure, M&A

On March 31, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a CSA Notice and Request for Comment with respect to proposed amendments to Multilateral Instrument 62-104 – Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids (MI 62-104) and changes to National Policy 62-203 – Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids. The 90-day comment period on the proposed amendments ends on June 29, 2015.

The proposed amendments provide for significant changes to the take-over bid regime and in some cases clarify the concepts previously announced by the CSA in September 2014. Please see our detailed report, Amendments to Take-Over Bid Rules Will Deliver More Continue Reading