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Lexpert identifies and reports on emerging business issues and practice areas in the business of law. Whether online, in our magazine or in the DealsWire e-newsletter, we chronicle deals and lawsuits of interest, and cover issues of broad concern to the legal profession and those who purchase legal services. We hope you enjoy this sampling of our latest content.

The Lexpert DealsWire (subscribe here) documents facts, figures and key legal players behind recent deals. This week’s announced deal spotlight features the key players and figures in Lundin Mining’s $1.4-billion hostile bid for Nevsun.

In our closed deals section, we look at Aurora Cannabis closing its $1.23-billion takeover bid for CanniMed Therapeutics, as well as Frontier Capital buying Agreement Express.

We also look at the legal players behind Cadillac Fairview’s ownership of 100-per-cent of Toronto’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and Civeo’s acquisition of Noralta Lodge Ltd.

On the Deal Q&A: Transcontinental Transforms

Montréal-based Transcontinental Inc. signed a deal for Chicago-based Coveris’ flexible-packaging business in just five short days. The deal marks a major shift for Canada’s largest printer.

Cannabis Industry Starts to Boil

It was the first unsolicited takeover bid in Canada’s red-hot cannabis industry, but when Aurora Cannabis submitted a proposal to acquire all of the common share of CanniMed Therapeutics in mid-November 2017, it triggered a complex struggle between two publicly traded medical marijuana producers that took months to resolve.

How to Avoid IT Project Failure

Too many large IT implementation projects are still materially late in delivery or significantly over budget; Technology columnist George Takach explains how to fix that through supplier-staff continuity, avoiding scope creep, responding promptly to customer deficiencies, and more.

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