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Rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction

Terra Firma has successfully obtained rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction completed in 2012, concerning the Four Seasons care homes business [FSHC Group Holdings Limited v Barclays Bank Plc]. The transaction required the Parent company to provide security over a particular shareholder loan which was part of the overall funding package. […]

New opportunity for permanent residency in Alberta

By Krista Schofer The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) recently announced highly anticipated changes to its permanent residency program. Effective June 14, 2018, the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS) is available as a potential path to permanent residency in the province. The AOS replaces the Employer-Driven Stream and Strategic Recruitment Stream under the AINP. The AOS […]

Global skills strategy update GTS occupations list

By Lesley A Love The Global Skills Strategy is a pilot project launched by IRCC in June 2017. The program is designed to give Canadian employers quicker access to highly qualified global talent. Changes were recently announced to one part of the GSS, as outlined below. Employers using the program should be aware of these changes…

All fair in love, war and commerce

By Jonathan Haydn-Williams The traditional position under the contract law of England and Wales (which I shall, with no disrespect to Wales, refer to as ‘English’ law) has been that, save for contracts giving rise to a fiduciary relationship (eg a contract between agent and principal), a duty of good faith in the performance of […]

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