October 2017 Archives

Canada mergers and acquisitions: Some deals too good to be true

A possible foreign purchaser has thrown some lit dynamite into the operations of two companies. News of the possible mergers and acquisitions of these businesses in Canada drove their stock prices up. One of the foreign companies in China tried to derail a deal that was agreed upon to take over an electronics company, but the news had no real bearing. Days before a shareholders' meeting, the company said it would not be acquiring the Canadian-based company.

Domain name laws and commercial litigation in Canada

Much of today's business marketing happens on the internet and so domain names have become an increasingly important factor in the branding, marketing and public relations of companies. Because the online industry is booming, there are now laws and regulations in Canada and the rest of the world dealing with issues such as domain names. In fact, there have been a significant amount of commercial litigation over who gets what name or who had the name first, etc.

The Ontario Office Of The Whistleblower

On July 14, 2016, the Ontario Security Commission (OSC) created the Office of the Whistleblower. The aim of this program is to ensure that corporations remain compliant with their regulatory obligations by punishing companies found guilty of misconduct. Such transgressions may include:

The Oppression Remedy In Shareholder Disputes

The oppression remedy allows a shareholder to bring an action against a corporation with which it has a dispute. Under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA), shareholders have the right to bring a court action if the treatment they received was considered oppressive or unfairly prejudicial.

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