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Asia: Corporate Newsletter - July 2013

Effect of regulatory non-compliance on suitability of listing - Under the Listing Rules, a listing applicant must be considered by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK) as suitable for listing before it can be listed....more

North Carolina Regulators Find Fault With Duke Energy’s Bait And Switch

When Duke Energy first approached Progress Energy about a potential merger in early 2011, Duke CEO James E. Rogers assured Progress CEO William D. Johnson that he was willing to take the position of executive chairman and...more

Mining E-Review: September 2012 - Proposed Tax Changes Negatively Affect Foreign Investments in Canadian Mining Companies

Canadian tax amendments proposed on August 14, 2012 (the Proposals) could adversely affect structures, commonly used in the mining sector, involving Canadian corporations with foreign subsidiaries....more

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

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

Merger-of-Equals? Progress Energy Learns the Answer

It’s a truism in the world of mergers and acquisitions that there really is no such thing as a merger. There are only acquisitions, in which one company acquires, dominates, and survives the other. Many deals are billed as a...more

Corporate E-Review: July 2012 -- A Battle of Mining Giants Regarding Rights of First Refusal: Ontario Superior Court of Justice...

On June 26, 2012, Justice Wilton-Siegel of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released his decision in Barrick Gold Corporation v. Goldcorp Inc. et al. dismissing Barrick Gold Corporation (Barrick)’s claim that Goldcorp...more

Changes to the Mineral Tenure Act Regulation

The good news is that many of the current registration fees will be eliminated including fees for registration of exploration and development work, registration of payment of cash in lieu of work, registration of portable...more

Delaware Chancery Court Reluctantly Declines to Stop Stockholder Vote

The Delaware Chancery Court denied an application for preliminary injunction to stop a stockholder vote on a merger, in In re El Paso Corporation Shareholder Litigation, Consolidated CA No. 6949-CS. El Paso, which has...more

FERC Reaffirms Merger Policy; Does Not Adopt DOJ/FTC 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines

Public utilities could face different levels of scrutiny in merger reviews before the U.S. Federal Energy Regulation Commission, and the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (the Antitrust...more

China’s MOFCOM to Review Merger in Gas Market

Recently, ENN Energy Holdings Limited and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation jointly announced the acquisition of all outstanding shares in China Gas Holdings Limited.  This acquisition triggers a requirement...more

Osler Mining Review - February 2012

Introduction This edition of the Osler Mining Review contains the following articles: (i) a look at the rules TSX resource companies should keep in mind when putting together a board of directors; (ii) an analysis...more

M&A in United States: What Chinese Companies Need to Know about Exon-Florio Review in the Clean Technology and Other Business...

China’s investments in the United States have increased rapidly and will continue to grow in order to acquire market channels, advanced technology and other related assets. The clean technology business sector has become very...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

Update on Take-over Bid Defensive Tactics Law and Regulation in Canada – The Securities and Corporate Disconnect Continues

“… in our view, Neo does not stand for the proposition that the Commission will defer to the business judgment of a board of directors in considering whether to cease trade a rights plan, or that a board of directors in the...more

In re Waste2Energy Holdings, Inc.

Voluntary Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition

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Strong Points Summer 2011

We proudly announce that we are the "Best of the Woodlands 2011" 1st Place Winner for Best Law Firm !!! In this edition: Latest News: The latest in activities of the firm in the news and our community. Oil...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

Climate policy in Australia under a new government

A summmary and business implications analysis of climate policy and carbon pricing after the 2010 Australian Federal election....more

Form Exclusivity Agreement

This is a form exclusivity agreement for an oil and gas deal....more

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