Toronto (Canada) – Fasken is highlighted as a key player in three deals and a counsel in two of the top cases in Lexpert®’s Top 10 Deals and Top 10 Business Decisions of 2018. The annual lists are based on a canvass of the most significant Canadian legal decisions and deals conducted over the last twelve months, covering a number of practice areas.
- Coca Cola sale to Kilmer – Coca-Cola Bottling Company, completed its previously announced acquisition of Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada Company from Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company. The team led by John Torrey and including David Ferris, Daniel Conrad, Allyson Roy and Christopher Steeves represented the lenders, agented by The Bank of Nova Scotia.
- Teck Resources Limited – Fasken advised Teck Resources Limited (Teck) with a team lead by Ron Ezekiel, and including Kai Alderson, Sarah Martin, Chris Sharpe, Don Dalik, Brent Lewis, Dave Both, Darrell Wickstrom, Michael Coburn and Hardeep Gill. Teck completed the sale of its remaining two-thirds interest in the Waneta Hydroelectric Generating Facility to BC Hydro for CDN$1.2 billion.
Fasken also made a strong showing in Lexpert®’s Top 10 Business Decisions of 2018, with two cases featured among the top six:
- British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v. Schrenk – The Fasken team, included Mark Andrews, David Wong and Stephanie Gutierrez, acted for Mr. Schrenk in the Supreme Court of Canada in an important case on the proper scope of the discrimination provisions in the British Columbia Human Rights Code. In its decision, the Court created a new contextual test for determining when alleged discriminatory conduct is conduct “in regards to employment” and within the scope of the Code and the jurisdiction of the Human Rights Tribunal.
- Interpaving Limited v. City of Greater Sudbury – Peter Mantas and Tala Khoury acted for Interpaving Limited in this case where the application of city bylaws to bar Interpaving Limited from bidding on contracts from the city were put to the test. The plaintiff sought to strike the city’s decision to debar Interpaving for four years. Fasken was successful in obtaining a unanimous decision of the Divisional Court that, as a matter of law, a city has a duty of fairness towards a bidder before blocking them from being able to bid. The 3 panel court found that Interpaving had not been treated fairly, but then split and found that the city had eventually cured its error.
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