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Dissent dat!

July-1-2014

Lawyer Neill May
Area Corporate Finance and Securities

Summary

Article originally published in the Canadian Lawyer Magazine, July 2014

Excerpt from:  "Dissent dat!":

To those less familiar with the highly technical aspects of shareholder rights (I probably belong to that group, but I don’t advertise it in my web bio), the phrase “dissent gives appraisal”  probably does not mean much.  If you take a step back, it sort of sounds like the punch line of a Yiddish joke, such as “What is the opposite of dat uncle gives a big insult?”  But there has been a notable increase in the volume and sophistication of dissent and appraisal litigation south of the border, and the concepts seem poised to become an increasingly visible and significant element of corporate transactions in the Great North as well.

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