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Blog Bite: What Measures Can a Shareholder Take to Retain Voting Power in a Corporation?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the concept of "dilution" of shares, which refers to the loss of voting power for existing shareholders in order to issue shares to new...

Blog Bite:What Terms Should Be Negotiated in a Term Sheet?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com details the essential elements of a shareholders' agreement, which will ultimately be the final product of the term sheet. The author discusses t...

Blog Bite: What Is the Aim of a Vesting Provision?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com illustrates the importance of ensuring that vesting provisions do not create a conflict of interest. Vesting provisions can be used by investors ...

Blog Bite: How can investors use drag-along provisions to address their exit expectations?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the practice of including "drag-along" rights in term sheets. Drag-along rights can be used by investors to compel shareholders subject...

Blog Bite: Are term sheets binding?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the legal risks associated with letters of intent or term sheets, namely, that they can be found to be a binding agreement between the ...

Blog Bite: When will a term sheet be considered binding?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com discusses a case in which the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta found that a cover letter and term sheet between the two parties constituted a bi...

Blog Bite: What Are Some Considerations for Founders and Investors When Negotiating a Term Sheet?

This article posted to our partner site Mondaq.com provides a detailed overview of how terms sheets can be used to secure funding for your startup. Particularly salient points include a brief note...

Raising Capital For Your Startup

  Every start-up founder should have a basic grasp of some of the ways they can secure financing for their company, so to that end let's take a crash course on some familiar and some not-so-fa...

Common Binding Terms in a Letter of Intent

Negotiating a contract can be a messy process. Parties often need to engage in several rounds of back-and-forth negotiation to find a mutually satisfactory deal, and many details are not settled until...

Pre-emptive Rights – Who Do They Benefit?

What is a Pre-emptive Rights Clause? Pre-emptive rights clauses can protect existing shareholders from the dilution of their proportionate holdings, and is a type of protection sought by founders a...

Blog Bite: Mergers & acquisitions – what are the legal obligations of a non-binding letter of intent?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com considers a parties obligation to reach a definitive agreement despite a letter of intent (LOI) that states that the intent was non-binding. An a...

Blog Bite: When is a letter of intent binding?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com highlights how important it is for parties to clearly state their intentions when drafting a letter of intent (LOI). Parties may intend for an LO...

Blog Bite: Letters of intent, binding or non binding?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com illustrates how a letter of intent (LOI) can be interpreted as either binding, or non-binding on both parties. To avoid drafting a legally bindin...

Blog Bite: How Do I Conduct Due Diligence in a Share Purchase or M&A?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com  After a term sheet in an asset or share purchase deal is signed, the parties will usually commence "due diligence". This article posted on our ...

What is the Difference Between a Contract and a Memorandum of Understanding?

What is the Difference Between a Contract and a Memorandum of Understanding? Although a memorandum of understanding can offer an alternative way to create relationships, it is important to consider h...

Should I ask potential investors to sign an NDA before pitching my idea?

A startup, like any new business, is inherently risky, and you’ll want the venture to be as financially and legally secure as possible. But more than that, it’s kind of your baby. It’s...

What legal documents are required to connect an inventor with an investor?

Startups depend upon funding, so preparing the right documents can help you obtain the funding you need. Due Diligence No matter what stage or type of funding is at hand, the biggest thing...

Role of the Board of Directors: To Protect the Investors

Many early stage companies are directed by a unanimous shareholder agreement, under which the shareholders take control away from the board and make all decisions by requiring a unanimous vote...

Anti-Dilution Clause May Prevent Company from Issuing Additional Shares

The representation that the company may issue additional shares in the future means that the company may dilute the shares of the subscriber at will. A subscriber who does not wish to give t...

Entering Into a Term Sheet is Hard Enough, Getting Out of One Can be Even Harder

As a company entering into a possible investment, when accepting an investor term sheet, consider the provisions relating to termination of that term sheet.  There’s nothing worse than being stuck ...

When Fundraising, “Know” Your “Accredited Investor”

When raising money in Ontario or Canada for your startup company, you fall under the scrutiny of the rules of the Securities Act and related National Instruments that set the rules on the na...
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