Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: CanadaServices: Legal
The Minister of Industry has proposed amendments to the Investment Canada Act to bolster enforcement and increase the transparency of aspects of the review process. The amendments would authorize the Minister to accept a security bond in connection with undertakings provided by foreign investors. The security would be provided as a surety against penalties that could be ordered by a court for any future non-compliance with any undertaking...
Content Types: ArticleIndustries: Minerals & ResourcesOil & GasServices: Legal
Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and other investors from emerging markets have become increasingly significant participants in the Canadian and U.S. M&A landscape in recent years. Notable examples in Canada include Sinopec’s C$8.3 billion acquisition of Addax Petroleum and its US$4.65 billion investment for a 9% stake in oil sands producer Syncrude; the C$1.7 billion investment by China Investment Corp. (CIC) in Teck Resources; and Temasek’s C$500...
Content Types: GuideRegions & Countries: CanadaServices: Legal
This guide focuses on cross-border transactions structured as takeover bids in Canada or tender offers in the United States. Takeover bids and tender offers involve an acquiror making an offer to target shareholders to acquire some or all of their...
Content Types: GuideRegions & Countries: CanadaServices: LegalEmployment & Immigration
Guide to Canada's employment law, including employee protections, compensation & benefits, workplace safety, compliance, secondment, and proper due diligence.
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BrazilChinaServices: Legal
About 600 years ago, Admiral Zheng He attempted to “go abroad” on expeditions with his fleet. History has it that he sailed as far as the eastern shores of Africa. Today, China’s fleet of investors have not only reached Africa but are now leaving their commercial footprints everywhere in the world. Along the way, Chinese companies have conquered major obstacles in their quest for investments in far-flung countries. Overseas direct investment by...
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: ChinaServices: Legal
In the last 3 years, China has emerged as a leading player in greenfield investments and M&A projects worldwide. Indeed, the central government has recently placed a significant emphasis on outbound investments as a sustained policy. In large part, this is due to the country’s urgent need to secure a reliable and long-term supply of resources. To a lesser extent, it is due to swelling foreign exchange reserves and upward pressure on the...
Content Types: GuideRegions & Countries: ChinaServices: LegalEmployment & Immigration
Key employment documents include employment contracts, employee handbooks, expatriate assignment agreements, non-compete agreements, and termination agreements. Many employers often wrongly or mistakenly believe that they can adopt the employment documents of their offshore parent companies or affiliates and use them in China with minimal or no revisions.
Content Types: GuideRegions & Countries: ChinaUSAServices: Legal
FCPA makes it a crime to offer anything of value (no minimum) to foreign government officials for the purpose of corruptly influencing an official decision in order to obtain or retain business or improper advantage for oneself or another person.
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: IndonesiaIndustries: InfrastructureServices: Legal
As a developing country, Indonesia needs to increase its economic growth. One of the fundamental factors for increasing the economic growth is the availability of sufficient infrastructure. Currently, Indonesia does not have sufficient infrastructure to improve the increase of economic growth of Indonesia. The development of infrastructure project requires a very large allocation of funds. The Indonesian Government has limitations for developing...