Trends in Canadian M&A

A strong year-end bolstered Canadian M&A activity into 2016, making last year the most active year in Canadian dealmaking since 2007. The year got […]

Case Provides Blueprint for Controlling Liability

The Seventh Circuit’s decision in Thornton v. M7 Aerospace, LP serves as a reminder to companies that purchase or succeed to assets of a […]

Litigation Guidelines Shouldn’t Undercut Policyholder

Insurers often insist that counsel representing the policyholder follow the insurer’s litigation management guidelines. But some guidelines have the potential to impair a lawyer’s […]

Collect Better Data, Not More Data

Corporate legal departments need to collect and analyze data, but overambitious data collection can derail projects. The “more is better” approach presents a number […]

Successor Liability for FCA Violations

Generally in an acquisition the acquiring company assumes the predecessor’s liabilities. The Department of Justice and the SEC devoted several pages to this subject […]

Law Departments See Regulation as Biggest Challenge

More than half of law departments find that regulatory requirements are their biggest challenge, according to The Consilio Law Department Benchmarking Report. The Consilio […]

Court Reporting in the Digital Age

Court reporting in the digital age is mobile and cloud-based. This changes important aspects of litigation for both outside counsel and the in-house legal […]

Corruption Risk for Multinationals in India

India’s government has been pushing economic growth by going after foreign investment, lowering barriers to doing business and addressing corruption. However, it will take […]

Competition Outlook in Key Global Regions

The European Commission wants wider and more harmonized powers for national competition authorities. Importantly, the UK will vote on its membership in the EU […]

New Guidelines for Board Oversight of Ethics and Compliance

With increasing regulatory oversight of ethics and compliance programs, one of the general counsel’s key focus areas is formalizing compliance-related board relations, ensuring that […]