Earlier this month, the Alberta government announced new measures designed to temporarily reduce crude oil and bitumen production in the province, in order to deal with a historically high differential between Alberta oil and bitumen prices, and broader North American … Continue Reading
In bidding and tendering situations, or in competitive request for proposal (RFP) scenarios, owners frequently instruct bidders that bids or tenders are required to be submitted to the Owner “under seal”, or that “sealed tenders are required”. Unfortunately, confusion often … Continue Reading
Derek Bell, partner in our Toronto office, appeared on BNN’s Business Day AM on August 21, 2017 to share his views on how public companies in Canada can respond to short-seller attacks.
Public companies in Canada can reasonably expect a degree of scrutiny by market participants. But perhaps no class of commentator can create more anxiety to a public company than a well-known short-seller issuing a highly critical report. As we have … Continue Reading
Shareholders of the Toronto-Dominion Bank (“TD Bank”) and the Royal Bank of Canada (“RBC”) voted in the last few weeks on shareholder proposals made to confer additional proxy access rights to shareholders in the nomination of directors to the respective … Continue Reading
Canadian employers often struggle to bring in global talent and the highly skilled experts they need in order to grow, boost hiring plans and facilitate the transfer of knowledge in Canada. For those reasons, in November 2016, the Canadian government … Continue Reading
Fluctuating oil prices are affecting business and legal matters for companies involved in the oil and gas sector throughout the Americas and around the world. On October 13, 2016 DLA Piper’s Calgary office will host David Howard, Brook Papau and … Continue Reading
Aboriginal land claims that have been neglected for generations need to be resolved “if we want continued economic prosperity in Canada,” says Heather Treacy, Q.C. in the June 2016 issue of Lexpert magazine.
Project proponents who wish to avoid lengthy … Continue Reading