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Significant Changes Proposed In M&A Regulation In Canada, Lexpert 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers In Canada

January-13-2014

Lawyer Jonathan Feldman, Neill May
Area Corporate Finance and Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions

Summary

Article originally published in Lexpert 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers In Canada

Excerpt from:  "Significant Changes Proposed In M&A Regulation In Canada":

Although in many respects Canadian securities laws have been substantially reformulated and updated in recent years, there are elements of the regulatory framework that have avoided comprehensive policy review or revision for some time.  Ironically, some of these elements relate to the regulation of public M&A, a fast-evolving and highly scrutinized category of corporate activity.  The absence of regulatory reform in this area does not mean that there has been no pressure for reformulation or reform, or a lack of consistent commentary and discussion about the need for change; on the contrary, questions concerning the regulation of defensive tactics in particular have been extensively and enthusiastically debated in Canada for many years.

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