Employers who use summer interns should be aware that interns may be entitled to certain protections under the labor laws. Generally, interns are considered to be employees entitled to minimum wage and overtime protections....more
A recent auditing standard issued by the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board may result in the inclusion of a new provision in auditors’ engagement letters related to external auditors’ use of the work of internal auditors and...more
In the second half of 2013 the case of Daniel Stewart & Company Plc v Environmental Waste Control Plc  EWHC 1763 (QB) raised points to consider when drafting abort fee provisions in engagement letters.
In Waxman v. Waxman (2004), 186 OAC 201, the Ontario Court of Appeal considered whether the Hercules Managements analysis is applicable in a case brought by a shareholder of a small, closely- held corporation where concerns...more
Novel theories by plaintiffs’ lawyers need to foster novel approaches by M&A lawyers.
A number of recent cases highlight the increasing risks for financial advisors and the lawyers who represent them. Financial...more
I often marvel at some of the stories which come up in the context of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and enforcement. If you made up some of the things which are reported, I fear that people might find...more
On March 1, 2013, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice determined that Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. (formerly Thomas Weisel Partners Canada Inc.) breached its bought deal engagement letter with Stetson Oil &...more
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