Anti-money laundering laws to be updated with Bitcoin in mind

Bitcoins have been all over the news as of late and clearly the federal government has taken note. Recent proposed amendments to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act will ensure that virtual currencies are also covered under the act. For virtual currencies like Bitcoin, says Jacqueline Shinfield, a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, …the US […]

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‘A new type of retail market’: Loblaw-Shoppers deal clears competition review

Approximately eight months after the deal was announced, the Competition Bureau has finally cleared the blockbuster $12.4-billion merger between Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart — pending some concessions. The Competition Bureau handed down its judgement Friday. As part of the deal, Loblaw agreed to sell 18 stores and nine pharmacies to an independent operator. The Bureau […]

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Lawyers flip their wigs today

Lawyers are “flipping their wigs” today to raise awareness for charity. Flip Your Wig for Justice is an awareness and pledge-based fundraising campaign in support of access to justice in Ontario. Members of the justice community and general public in Ontario are wearing traditional judicial or wacky wigs to raise awareness and support seven Ontario-based non-profit organizations, including: Association in […]

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Osler and McCarthys advising on Mattel’s acquisition of Mega Brands

The world’s number one toymaker, Mattel, is set to acquire Canadian Mega Brands in a foreign inbound deal worth $460 million that Mattel says will help it compete with Lego. The deal comes on the heels of a slow global toy market in 2013, with overall toy sales falling. Despite reports on the struggling market, […]

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Congratulations to the winners of the Dealmakers of 2013 awards

Congratulations to all of the winners of the Dealmakers of 2013 awards, awarded last night at a gala event jointly run by Lexpert, Deloitte, The Globe and Mail and Thomson Reuters (Financial) in Toronto. The Globe and Mail’s special section on Big Deals was published yesterday to coincide with the awards. See The Globe and Mail’s story on the event here (subscribers only). The Keynote speaker […]

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Sobeys’ Competition counsel on Sobeys/Safeway “Top Deal of 2013”

Paul Collins of Stikeman Elliott LLP led the Competition team for Sobeys in its acquisition last year of Safeway – our Lexpert Top Deal of 2013. The overall “challenge” according to Collins was to “proceed through the Competition Bureau’s review of the transaction in as timely a fashion as possible.” Not only was it a […]

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Stikemans, Davies advising on Cadillac Fairview’s purchase of two HBC properties

What the Eaton Centre lost in the iconic Sears, it made up for in attracting the likes of US luxury retailers Nordstrom and on Monday morning, literally by (pedestrian walkway) extension, HBC’s Saks Fifth Avenue – now that Cadillac Fairview came to an agreement with Hudson’s Bay Company on a sale and lease back agreement […]

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Deloitte moves further into legal outsourcing with ATD acquisition

Deloitte is expanding its reach into the legal services space with its announcement that it purchased ATD Legal Services Professional Corporation. ATD provides legal support, or what is often termed “on-shore legal process outsourcing,” including managed document review services, in Canada. ATD was profiled, along with other similar legal outsourcing companies, in a Lexpert feature […]

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Lexpert and American Lawyer Release 2014 Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

Lexpert is excited to announce the release of the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. The ALM 500 is designed to provide buyers of legal services – including corporate counsel, US law firms, senior professionals, and management – with a qualified resource regarding the selection of Canadian counsel. Published since 1997, the […]

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Torkin Manes, Stikemans, and McCarthys Advise on Bain Capital Acquisition of Parka Maker Canada Goose

Nearly two weeks after the Canadian Marketing Association named Canada Goose President and CEO Dani Reiss Canada’s 2013 Marketer of the Year, the iconic parka maker was sold earlier this week to US private equity firm Bain Capital for an undisclosed amount. Largely considered a first-line of defense against winter chills in Canada, the Canada […]

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