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  • 作      者: Wilfred M. Estey
  • 出版时间: 2013-09-30
  • 语      言: 英文
  • 价      格: 2000HKD
内容简介
Long regarded as the "bible" on third party legal opinions, this is a textbook written "by a practitioner for practitioners". Now in its third edition, this book contains updates in the law and in customary practice since its last publication date over 15 years ago. Many new topics are addressed as well.

Canadian lawyers have relied on this authoritative book for guidance on giving and receiving commercial legal opinions. As the only Canadian textbook of its kind, this book examines topics ranging from commercial opinions on asset and share purchases to solicitor liability for negligent opinions. Commercial lawyers everywhere will find in this book practical approaches on opinion problems that arise in everyday practice.

Book Features

•Contains an extensive amount of sample opinion language; provides a useful starting point for lawyers drafting or reviewing opinions
•Helps busy lawyers quickly find a reference point for difficult opinion issues
•Gives an expert's view on what proper opinion practice is and isn't
•Discusses standard opinions and qualifications commonly found in most commercial transaction opinions
•Explores opinion issues specific to particular types of transactions
•Gives readers guidance on what opinion requests are not acceptable and should not be given
New In This Edition
•Explores the important role of "customary practice" in giving and receiving opinions
•Discussion of the role of inside counsel in the opinion-giving process
•Examines important opinion issues that arise in connection with "virtual closings", including the use of electronic signatures and PDF copies of documents
•Provides a "guiding principle" for determining whether qualifications should be included in closing opinions
•New chapter on securities law opinions
Other Revisions In This Book
•Revised chapter on PPSA opinions to reflect changes to the PPSA and the enactment of the Security Transfer Act, 2006
•New approach to giving conflict of laws opinions in cross-border transactions
•Revised chapter on liability for negligent opinions, with a focus on the decided cases in that area and the lessons they provide for proper opinion-giving practice
•Revised versions of opinion language in respect of general partnerships, limited partnerships, and trusts
Who Should Read This Book
•Corporate and commercial lawyers - Comprehensive guide on giving and receiving legal opinions in commercial transactions
•Securities lawyers - Contains a new chapter on securities law opinions, including opinions on underwriting agreements, private placements, and the adequacy of disclosure (the 10b-5 assurance)
•Banking and finance lawyers - Covers opinions with respect to secured financing transactions
•In-house counsel - New commentary on the role of in-house counsel in the opinion-giving process
•Law libraries and legal researchers - This is the only Canadian reference source available on the law of legal opinions in commercial transactions, and provides a good launching point for research in this area
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