U.S.-Canadian Cross-Border Acquisitions: Securities Law Considerations

May 23, 2002

This paper focuses on the securities laws applicable to an acquisition by a U.S. company of a Canadian company (“Canadian Company” or “Target”). We will focus primarily on negotiated acquisitions of publicly traded Canadian Companies. Such cross-border  business combinations are subject to regulation under U.S. federal and state securities laws, as well as the securities laws of the Canadian provinces.  The rules and regulations of the various stock exchanges and stock markets in the United States and Canada will also affect these transactions.

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