Due Diligence Deskbook

Product Type: Publications - Print + Online
ISBN: 0-86504-760-x
Pages: 1158
Price: $375.00

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Get on target every time you investigate a company in a business acquisition

This publication is essential for: solicitors acting for a purchaser or lender in a business acquisition.

Current to: July 1, 2014

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

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

ONLINE ONLY annual subscriptions are available. Subscribe now.

Highlights of the 2014 update

All content reviewed and updated for reliable contact, search fee, and map information. Examples of some of the content revisions include:

  • Chapter 1 (General Advice): Comments on the new Canadian Anti-spam legislation
  • Chapter 3 (Bankruptcy): Comments on searches under the CCAA under the Records List
  • Chapter 4 (Corporate Registry): Comments on enhancements to self-searches for BC OnLine account holders; provides example search results for a BC Community Contribution Company and a Society (Community Club)
  • Chapter 8 (Out-of-Province Corporate Searches): Information Sheets reflect revised search fees
  • Chapter 9 (Workers Compensation): Comments on the limits to searches regarding prevention records
  • Chapter 14 (Fisheries and Oceans): Added content regarding the Riparian Area Regulation and updated contact information for Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Chapter 15 (Transportation of Dangerous Goods): Revised content regarding shipment by rail and air, plus limits to the search
  • Chapter 16 (Land Title): Revised content regarding the search and fees under the LTSA
  • Chapter 23 (Forestry): Comments on searches under the CCAA under the Records List
  • Chapter 24 (Mining Titles): Information Sheets reflect revised district office and contact information
  • Chapter 33 (Securities): Revised description on how to conduct the search
  • Chapter 34 (Aircraft): Added content regarding Certificates of Registration and the International Registry of Mobile Equipment Search

CLEBC Legal Editor
Morag MacLean

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