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Capital Markets Report -- 2014

In This Issue: Introduction; Chapter 1 - The Maturing Market for Shareholder Activism in Canada; Chapter 2 - The Year the Music Stopped – The Precipitous Decline in SOE Investment in Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector in...more

Investments in LNG Project Companies – Key Issues relating to Shareholding Acquisitions

Along with growth in global demand for natural gas, there has been a corresponding increase in the number and value of LNG project investments worldwide. Such investments may take various forms, depending on, amongst other...more

Bill C-60: A More Restrictive Approach to Foreign State-Owned Enterprise Investment in Canada

Introduction & Background - On December 7, 2012, the Government of Canada (the “Government”) approved two major foreign state-owned enterprise (“SOE”) acquisitions of Canadian oil sands businesses: the China National...more

Recent Changes to Mongolia's Foreign Investment Laws: Opportunities and Challenges for Foreign Investors

Driven by its vast abundance of coal, copper, iron ore, gold and uranium (to name a few), Mongolia is forecast to have the world’s fastest growth rate in 2013, at 12% of GDP—a figure Western economies can only dream of in the...more

New Bill Heightens Potential For More Investment Canada Reviews Of SOE Acquisitions

Last week the Canadian Government introduced amendments to the Investment Canada Act (ICA) to implement its revised policy towards state-owned enterprises (SOEs) which it announced in December last year....more

Focus on Foreign Investment: Canada Gives Green Light to CNOOC and Petronas Deals, But Red Light to Future SOE Takeovers in Oil...

On Friday, December 7th, the Canadian Government approved two controversial takeovers of Canadian companies under the Investment Canada Act, Canada’s foreign investment review legislation: the acquisition of oil and gas...more

Canadian Government Adjusts Rules for Foreign Investment

On December 7, 2012, the Canadian Minister of Industry announced decisions under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) to allow acquisitions by two foreign state-owned enterprises (SOEs): of Nexen Inc. by China National Offshore...more

PETRONAS Decision Signals Feds' Caution on SOE Investment Reviews

On October 19, 2012, minutes prior to the expiry of the review period mandated by the Investment Canada Act (ICA), the Minister of Industry, Christian Paradis, announced that he was rejecting the proposed acquisition of...more

Wind Project Financiers and Developers are Underestimating Patent Infringement Risk

Totaro & Associates has completed the second phase of a study which began in December 2010 on the patent landscape of the horizontal-axis, utility-scale wind industry. We have now read and classified over 23,100 global...more

Government Rejects Petronas-Progress Transaction: Is Rejection the New Reality for Foreign Investors?

At three minutes to midnight on Friday, October 19, 2012, Industry Minister Christian Paradis advised Malaysian state-owned PETRONAS that it had not demonstrated that its proposed acquisition of Calgary-based Progress Energy...more

Dodd-Frank Living Wills: What You Need to Know Now

Financial institutions should undertake Dodd-Frank living will preparation with care....more

Private Equity - Spring/Summer 2012

In This Issue: - p1 Jobs Act Implications for Private Equity - p4 Recent Developments in Acquisition Finance - p7 What’s the Deal With Fracking? Regulation, Litigation and Due Diligence - p11 New German Tax...more

The Canadian Oil Sands: A Backgrounder: Structuring your Transaction or Project

Valuation - Land sale spending in Alberta surged in 2010 due to a combination of new plays, enhanced oil sands technologies and a rebound in oil prices. From April 2010 to March 2011, 365,969 hectares of Crown oil...more

Burma/Myanmar Sanctions Lifted - New Opportunities for Canadian Business

Most of Canada's economic sanctions against Burma (Myanmar) have been repealed effective today. Enacted in 2007 and touted as being among the most aggressive in the world, Canada's sanctions and export controls prohibited...more

2011 Capital Markets Review

Table of Contents * Introduction * 2011 Corporate Finance Review * 2011 in M&A: A Year of Break-Ups * Developments in Canadian Poison Pill Jurisprudence * Global Stock Exchange Consolidation and the...more

The Future of Oil & Gas Regulations in the U.S.

The unrest currently taking place in the Middle East, along with the resulting sharp increase in world oil prices, illustrates just how dependent the U.S. has become on foreign oil imports. A generation ago, the U.S. imported...more

LegalMindsTV Interview Transcript: "Trends in Energy Company Finance, Post-Financial Crisis"

The volatility in the financial markets has been a wake up call for the energy sector. According to Jeffrey Delaney, Partner and coleader of the Global Energy Industry team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, “treasury...more

Climate Change Disclosure: A Growing Issue for Publicly Traded Companies

This article explores the issues related to disclosure of climate risk in Securities and Exchange Commission filings and in voluntary climate or environmental reports. It provides recommendations as to how to evaluate what...more

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