Due Diligence Deskbook

Product Type: Publications - Print + Online
ISBN: 0-86504-760-x
Pages: 1162
Price: $350.00

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This book is essential for: Solicitors acting for a purchaser or lender in a business acquisition.

Get on target every time you investigate a company in a business acquisition
You're a solicitor acting for a purchaser in a business acquisition. What searches should you conduct as part of your due diligence review? Winner of the ACLEA Award for Professional Excellence in Publications, the Due Diligence Deskbook provides practical commentary on each type of search, precedent letters, and comprehensive information sheets that list addresses, fax and phone numbers, and email and website addresses in over 15 areas, including:

  • Bank of Canada searches
  • bankruptcy searches
  • corporate searches
  • employment and labour searches
  • environmental searches
  • land title searches
  • litigation searches
  • municipal searches
  • natural resources searches
  • personal property registry searches
  • provincial taxation searches
  • provincial work orders searches
  • CRA searches
  • securities searches
  • specialty searches

Subscriptions include online access with search capability and links to the full text of case law and legislation, precedent letters on CD-ROM, and updates each fall.

Highlights of the 2010 update

  • provincial tax issues: HST; repeal of corporation capital tax; taxation of ethanol, ethanol blends, bio­diesel, and biodiesel blends; exemption of propane from motor fuel tax and carbon tax security scheme; additional penalties for vendors selling fuel without being appointed as collectors
  • securities issues: searching for defaulting reporting issuers; Disciplined Persons, Investment Caution, and Exempt Distribution databases; searching for individuals or corporations registered to advise or trade in securities with the British Columbia Securities Commission; insider reporting requirements; Canadian Securities Administrators’ harmonized list of deficiencies; registration requirements and exemptions
  • land Code process for self-governing First Nations
  • fishing licence as “personal property”: Saulnier v. Royal Bank of Canada (S.C.C.)
  • updated contact information and search letters

CLEBC Legal Editor
L. Joy Tataryn

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