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The Investment Canada Act
The Canadian government is anxious to foster a business climate that is receptive to investment from outside the country. At the same time, it is determined to monitor the level of new foreign investment in Canada and to screen a limited number of such investments - generally speaking, transactions ... read more.
Oil and Gas Law in Canada
Volatility in energy prices, economic growth in Asia and other developing regions contributing to increased oil demand, and geopolitical instability in some energy-producing countries, have led to increased interest in Canadian oil and gas resources. While Alberta continues to be the Canadian industr... read more.
Personal Income Tax Considerations
If a foreign enterprise finds it necessary to transfer an individual to Canada, the individual’s Canadian tax consequences will depend upon whether or not he becomes resident in Canada for tax purposes.... read more.
From the Blog
Last week the Canadian Government introduced amendments to the Investment Canada Act (ICA) to implement its revised policy towards state-owned enterprises (SOEs) which it announced in December last year. At that time, while it approved the acquisition by Chinese SOE, CNOOC, of Canadian oil and gas company, Nexen, the Government announced its intention to prohibit acquisitions of control of Canadian oil sands businesses by SOEs except on an exceptional basis. ...
In this presentation, Dentons' Doris Bonora and Cheryl Gibson describe the important considerations for business owners regarding estate planning....
The complicated interplay between holding parties to an arbitration agreement and upholding the purpose and intent of legislation concerned with public order is not new in Canada. In 2011 the Supreme Court of Canada decided Seidel v Telus Communications Inc, in which the court refused to enforce an arbitration agreement at the expense of a class action proceeding. Seidel concerned the British Columbia Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act....