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- The Ties That (May) Bind: ensuring letters of intent do not impose binding obligations on parties
Non-binding letters of intent (“LOIs”), which sometime take the form of ‘indicative term sheets’ or ‘memorandums of understanding’, can be useful tools to start negotiations between parties in a commercial transaction. These documents, typically lay out the principal terms of a transaction and facil … Read more »
- ESG and Socially Responsible Investing in the Private Equity Industry
Although consideration of environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors in the course of making investment decisions has long existed, ESG and socially responsible investing have become much more prevalent among private equity sponsors in recent years. Globally, the World Bank estimates that … Read more »
- The Nominee-Director Dilemma
The COVID-19 pandemic forces businesses to make significant and, at times, difficult decisions. In the current context, businesses may need to incur additional indebtedness or seek further equity investments, which can create opportunities. Looking at the decision-making process of corporations thro … Read more »
- COVID-19 and Private Funds – What’s Next?
The COVID-19 pandemic has had economic repercussions on all business sectors, and the private equity and venture capital fields have not been spared. Fund managers, promoters and general partners (collectively, “Managers”), on one hand, and limited partners and other fund investors (collectively, “I … Read more »
- Have recent cases imposed a duty to negotiate in good faith?
Two recent decisions from courts in Ontario and Saskatchewan merit a closer look at when a party may have a pre-contractual duty to negotiate in good faith. Read more »