The smart way to start your business acquisition investigation
This publication is essential for: lawyers acting for purchasers or lenders in business acquisitions
Current to: June 15, 2020
As a lawyer acting for a purchaser in a business acquisition, the first question is: What searches should you conduct as part of your due diligence review? The Due Diligence Deskbook provides practical, BC-centric commentary on each type of search you need to perform including discussion of why and how to conduct the search, limits and legislation applicable to the search, precedent request letters, and information sheets containing comprehensive contact information to help you investigate systematically and efficiently.
With Due Diligence Deskbook, you will be able to:
- access detailed guidance for Bank of Canada, bankruptcy, corporate, tax, employment, environmental, land title, litigation, municipal, natural resource, personal property registry, provincial work order, securities, and specialty searches
- take advantage of over 45 search request correspondence templates
- look up addresses, phone numbers, fees, and delivery times for all your searches in one place
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Highlights of the 2020 Update include:
- commentary on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on due diligence practices in British Columbia, including with respect to mining, patents, provincial taxation, and transportation of dangerous goods, and, a caution regarding B.C. Ministerial Order 98/2020 and its effects on limitation and other statutory time periods
- new section on due diligence practices with the British Columbia Wildfire Service
- updates and clarifications regarding procedures for Canada Revenue Agency compliance, land title, provincial work order, and municipal due diligence, including a new discussion on development variance permits
- discussion of developments in corporate governance practices, standards, and guidelines
- commentary on Registration Data Access Protocol with respect to domain names
- updates on the significant individual transparency registers
- addition of the Canadian Securities Exchange to the discussion on securities due diligence
- updated commentary on patent due diligence, reflecting recent amendments to the Patent Act
- extensive updates to Information Sheets throughout the publication
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