Jay M. Hoffman

Associé | Toronto

416.595.8508

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Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian public M&A deals

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to have a significant impact on public merger and acquisition transactions in Canada. With normal life around the globe coming to a screeching halt, one can only estimate the long-term effects on the M&A market. To...

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Corporate Governance – International Series

Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters

Jay Hoffman and James Klotz are authors of the Canada chapter of this publication.

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The Finkelstein Decision: OSC Provides Clarity on Insider Trading and Tipping Proceedings

On March 24, 2015, a panel (the « Panel« ) of the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) found that former Toronto securities lawyer, Mitchell Finkelstein, and four investment advisers breached the illegal insider trading and tipping provisions of the Securities Act (Ontario) (the...

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Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Best Practices Guideline

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Securities Law

Thomson Reuters

Chapter in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada.

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Takeover Bids Directive Assessment Report to the European Commission: Canada

Centre for European Policy Studies

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Empty Voting – Waiting for a Regulatory Response

Empty Voting in the Spotlight Hedge funds, activist investors, issuers and corporate governance advisors will be paying close attention to the practice of « empty voting » after the decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal (the « BCCA ») regarding the proxy...

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Secret Proxy Fights: Is Your Board About to be Replaced Without Your Knowledge? Advance Notice By-laws May Save the Day

Despite the effort that Canadian companies make to properly identify, vet, and educate director nominees, for most of these companies, unknown, unproven and, at times, undesirable director candidates can be nominated directly from the floor of shareholder meetings – with...

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Canada’s rejection of Petronas throws spotlight on takeover laws

Reuters

Jay Hoffman is quoted in Euan Rocha’s artcile. Read the full article here: Online | PDF

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Adjusting to the OSC’s New Goals

Corporate Secretary

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Advising Special Committees: When Can Regular Internal or External Counsel Act

Law Society of Upper Canada

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Court Approval of Plan of Arrangement: The Magna Decision

In August 2010, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approved a plan of arrangement (« Arrangement« ) which allowed Magna International Inc. (« Magna« ) to eliminate its dual class share structure. A plan of arrangement is a court supervised procedure that requires the...

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New Directions in Canadian Rights Plans – But Which Way?

On July 27, 2010, the British Columbia Securities Commission (“BCSC”) issued its full majority reasons for its April 2010 decision to cease-trade the Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. shareholder rights plan (the “SRP”) adopted in response to a hostile bid made...

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Shareholder Rights Plans

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Recent Developments of Importance in Corporate Commercial Law

The 2010 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

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A New Regulatory Approach to Shareholders Rights Plans

Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Magazine

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Certicom v. RIM: Impact of a Confidentiality Covenant on an Unsolicited Takeover Bid

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Canada’s Asset Backed Commercial Paper Restructuring: 2007-2009

Banking & Finance Law Review

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Security Holder Approval Required by TSX for More Public Company Acquisitions

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OSC’s HudBay Decision Questions the Use of Fairness Opinions by Financial Advisors Compensated with Success Fees

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TSX Approves Special Purpose Acquisiton Corporations

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Recent Developments in Canadian Corporate Law

Lexpert

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Climate Change: Canadian Public Company Disclosure Requirements

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Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions: A Tool Kit for Northbound Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions, 50-51

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Canadian Asset – Backed Commercial Paper Crisis

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