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Category Archives: Cross-Border

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The U.S. Government Shutdown: Ripple Effects North of the Border

Posted in Cross-Border, Securities Regulatory Authorities
Now in its fifth week, the U.S. federal government shutdown has become the longest in U.S. history. The partial shutdown began on December 22, 2018, following a stalemate between Congress and President Donald Trump over funding for a wall at the Mexican border. Many government services and agencies have been halted: NASA, the Smithsonian museums,… Continue Reading

Cross-Border Bond Offerings – Implications of a “distribution to the public” under the Canada Business Corporations Act

Posted in Cross-Border, Investment Funds, Securities Regulatory Authorities
Economic Environment The volume of securities purchased by foreign investors in Canada has been steadily increasing in recent years.  While equity securities account for the majority of the increase, debt securities still comprise most of the foreign investment in Canada.[1]  Of these debt securities, corporate bonds attracted the largest increase in investment in 2016 compared… Continue Reading

Canadianization of American Agreements

Posted in Cross-Border
In light of recent events, it appears that our American friends are taking a greater interest in Canada. The following is a description of some issues that may arise in connection with US agreements being “Canadianized” for use in Canada. Due to the complexity surrounding these issues, and other issues that may arise in connection… Continue Reading