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At Aird & Berlis, we provide strategic legal and business advice in all principal areas of corporate commercial law, including corporate finance, banking, insolvency and restructuring, energy, environmental, infrastructure/P3, technology and intellectual property, litigation, labour and employment, municipal and land use planning, real estate and tax. 

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Recent Developments

Events
Bill 139 Reforms Ontario's Planning Approvals System: How Will the Changes Affect You? Leo F. Longo and Patrick Harrington Feb 01, 2018 Join Leo Longo and Patrick Harrington as they provide a practical overview of the legislative amendment, and project what lies ahead for both landowners and municipal authorities under Ontario’s new planning approvals system.
Events
End of Life Decision Making Melanie A. Yach Jan 24, 2018 Join our panel of experts for a complimentary webinar as they discuss the importance of making end-of-life decisions in advance and offer practical tips for tackling the issue.
Representative Matters
Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. Completes $15.3 Million Bought Deal Offering Richard M. Kimel, Sherri M. Altshuler, Anne E. Miatello, Christopher F. Berrigan, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur and Barbara Worndl Jan 18, 2018 Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. , a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, recently completed a $15.3 million bought deal public offering of units.
Representative Matters
Baylin Technologies Inc. Completes Acquisition of Radio Frequency and Microwave Divisions of Advantech Wireless Inc. Richard M. Kimel, Sean Mason, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur, Matthew V. Liberatore, Aaron T. Collins, Kyle B. Plunkett, R. Grant Cansfield, Fiona Brown, Sean Green and Shannon L. Corregan Jan 18, 2018 Baylin Technologies Inc., a leading global wireless technology company with over 39 years of experience in designing, producing and supplying innovative antennas, recently completed an acquisition of assets from the radio frequency and microwave divisions of Advantech Wireless Inc. and certain of...
Events
Lawyers, Bankers and Startup Entrepreneurs Talk Fintech Tony Sabeta, B.Eng., Donald B. Johnston and Jill P. Fraser Jan 17, 2018 Join Aird & Berlis’ legal experts and representatives from the financial services sector as they discuss everything from fintech regulations to artificial intelligence.
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Trump and Trade – Mid NAFTA Negotiation Sam Billard Jan 16, 2018 Rounds one through five of the schedule six rounds of NAFTA trade talks have now been completed and we have much clearer insight into the Trump Administration’s agenda. The parts of it that Canada and Mexico will find hard to live with were further highlighted in the release of an updated Summary...
Publications Article
Canadian Securities Administrators to Consider Disclosure-Based Regulatory Approach after U.S. Rescinds the “Cole Memorandum” Richard M. Kimel, Daniel Everall and Tyler Brent Jan 16, 2018 On January 12, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) announced that they were considering their disclosure-based regulatory approach for issuers with U.S. marijuana-related activities.
Representative Matters
Blockchain Power Trust Closes $43 Million Brokered Private Placement and Acquisition of 45MW Wind Power Project Richard M. Kimel, Christopher F. Berrigan, Daniel Everall, Liam Tracey-Raymont and Sean Green Jan 11, 2018 On January 8, 2018, Blockchain Power completed a brokered private placement of 90,047,832 units at a price of $0.48 per unit for gross proceeds of approximately $43 million (the “Offering”). Each unit issued pursuant to the Offering consisted of one trust unit of the Trust and one-half of one tru...
Publications Article
Municipal Land Use Planning Regulations and Cannabis Production Facilities Laura Dean and Josh Hilburt Jan 10, 2018 Individuals and corporations seeking to become licensed producers of cannabis are advised to pay close attention to municipal land use permissions when conducting due diligence in relation to the purchase of property for the purpose of setting up their production facility.
Publications Newsletter
Machine Guarding and Electrical Hazards: Ministry of Labour Kicks off 2018 with Industrial Sector Inspection Blitz David S. Reiter Jan 03, 2018 Each year, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) schedules inspection blitzes in specific sectors as part of its overall Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) enforcement strategy. Although the focus of the blitzes is announced ahead of time, individual workplaces are not identified in advance.
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2017 in Review – Top Ten Energy Insider Posts David Stevens Dec 29, 2017 This has been another busy year in Canada’s energy sector. We have enjoyed following and learning about new and ongoing developments in a variety of topic areas and jurisdictions, and hope you found our blog posts informative.
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OEB Issues Draft Report on Wireline Pole Attachment Rates Fred D. Cass Dec 28, 2017 Earlier this month, the Ontario Energy Board issued a draft report on policies for wireline pole attachment rates charged by electricity distributors for attachments by telecommunication and cable companies to distribution poles. The draft report resulted from the OEB’s policy consultation on wir...
Representative Matters
ICC International Cannabis Corporation Completes $23 Million Bought Deal Offering Richard M. Kimel, Sherri M. Altshuler, Daniel Everall, Christopher F. Berrigan, Barbara Worndl and Tyler Brent Nov 29, 2017 ICC International Cannabis Corporation, a licensed producer and seller of recreational cannabis, medicinal cannabinoid extracts and industrial hemp products in Uruguay, recently completed a $23 million public equity offering of units.