National Post - Legal
SNC-Lavalin to pay $1.5M to settle corruption case brought by African development bank
01-Oct-2015 7:01 PM
SNC-Lavalin is turning another page on its sullied past with a deal to settle corruption allegations in two African countries

Lost in SPAC: Backers have success using the vehicle to raise funds, but where are the deals?
29-Sep-2015 6:48 PM
SPACs have started raising funds from investors. How long before we see a SPAC actually buy something?

Canada’s oilpatch deal ‘famine’: Alberta’s royalty review, uncertainty leave investors on edge
24-Sep-2015 4:44 PM
Oil prices have lost more than half their value in the space of nine months but, more worryingly, they remain unsettled, leaving hapless investors with little clarity on valuations

All rise: The almighty plan of arrangement and the magic of court approvals
24-Sep-2015 2:53 PM
Canadian lawyers love to combine companies using a legal technique called the plan of arrangement. It actually begs a question: does anyone do straight takeovers anymore?

Raising dollars in the dark
24-Sep-2015 1:33 PM
Element Financial raised nearly $3 billion for an acquisition without disclosing the name of the target. Is this the new norm for high-dollar M&A?

Making deals in the era of low oil: Legal Post’s roundtable weighs in
24-Sep-2015 12:15 PM
Top Canadian lawyers give their views on how M&A is holding up in the face of a weak economy, low oil prices, weak loonie and the arrival of the Special Purpose Acquisition Company or SPAC

Lloyds trader fired over Libor rigging sues the bank
23-Sep-2015 6:20 PM
A former Lloyds Banking Group PLC trader sued the bank for unfair dismissal after he was fired in the wake of the company’s fines for Libor manipulation

Boards should think more like activist investors: Norton Rose Fulbright
21-Sep-2015 8:34 PM
Boards can think more like activists by focusing on value creation at all times, says a white paper by Norton Rose in collaboration with RBC Capital Markets and The Boston Consulting Group

Usman Sheikh joins Gowlings and other legal moves and grooves this week
21-Sep-2015 3:51 PM
Corporate commercial litigator Usman Sheikh joins Gowlings and other legal moves and grooves this week

When employees must smoke pot at work: Employers need to confront reality of medical marijuana
21-Sep-2015 2:17 PM
As marijuana emerges as a mainstream treatment, employers will need to figure out how to deal with the use of medical pot in the workplace

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