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Goodmans Advises on Seven of Lexpert Magazine’s Top Deals and Cases of 2012

January-8-2013

Area Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Finance and Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation, Mining and Natural Resources, REITs and Income Securities, Private Equity

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Goodmans advised on six of Lexpert Magazine’s Top 10 Deals of 2012 in “The Year of the Regulator” by Marzena Czarnecka, including the No. 1 deal of the year:  Maple Group Acquisitions Corp. Takes TMX, CDS and Alpha in which Goodmans represented BMO Capital Markets and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the joint lead financial advisers to TMX Group (Goodmans also represented BMO Capital Markets and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the joint lead financial advisers to TMX Group in the terminated US$6.9 billion proposed merger with the London Stock Exchange).

Goodmans also played a lead role in the following deals:

Goodmans was also noted for its representation on one of Lexpert’s Top 10 Business Cases of 2012 in “The Business of the Courts” by Julius Melnitzer:

  • #8 – Entertainment Software Association v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada; Rogers Communications Inc. v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada; Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Bell Canada; Alberta (Education) v. Canada Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright); Re: Sound v. Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada.  “These five cases, all of which pitted the distributors and users of copyrighted materials against collective societies representing creators, deal with the correctness of Copyright Board tariff decisions governing music downloading and streaming, Internet game distribution over the Internet, textbook photocopying and film and tv soundtracks.  They establish the extent to which creators of audio and visual works can claim royalties for the use of their works by others.” Goodmans represented Apple Canada Inc. in two of the five cases (see bolded cases). 


The “Top 10 Deals of 2012 and the “Top 10 Business Cases of 2012” articles are in the January 2013 issue of Lexpert Magazine.