TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - On September 11, 2012, Jeffrey Roy, together with Stephen Arcano of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, presented the topic "Emerging Issues in Canadian M&A and U.S. Treatment of Similar Issues" at American Lawyer's Cross-Border M&A Forum at the Harvard Club in New York City.
This presentation focused on defensive measures in change of control transactions, including: shareholder rights plans; poison pills; and private placements to thwart preclusive lock-ups. The experts also discussed related third-party transactions, an overview of the differences between U.S. and Canadian approaches and possible amendments to MI 61-101 in Canada.
According to conference organizers, 40% of U.S. CEOs say they plan to complete a cross-border deal this year, compared to just 25% last year. This indicates that the focus has shifted back to growth.
Materials for this presentation can be viewed here: http://www.casselsbrock.com/files/file/CrossBorderMAPresentation.pdf
About Jeffrey Roy
Jeffrey Roy's practice focuses on mergers & acquisition and corporate finance. He regularly advises domestic and international clients on takeover bids, arrangements and proxy contests. His full biography can be found at: http://www.casselsbrock.com/People/Jeffrey_P__Roy
About Cassels Brock
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is a leading Canadian law firm with over 200 lawyers focused on serving the transaction, advocacy and advisory needs of the most dynamic business sectors. The firm is proud to regularly be named at or near the top of Canadian and international corporate finance and M&A league tables, including Bloomberg, Thomson and MergerMarket and is dedicated to staying on the leading edge of trends in law and business.
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Kelli Wight, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Director of Business Development, [email protected] or 416-860-6761.