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Posted on December 19, 2023 | Posted in Commercial Matters, Five Liners

Pereira v. TYLT Technologies Inc. 2023 Ont CA

The corporation’s founder and officer, director, and shareholder was fired by his co-founder and an outside director and removed as a director. His unvested shares were to be purchased pursuant to a shareholders’ agreement at a nominal value. Regardless of the shareholders’ agreement and that an employment agreement allowed the termination, the Court of Appeal noted that the oppression remedy, which was equitable, requires not just a legalistic analysis, but a determination of whether the actions of the majority were “fair.” The court found that the founder could reasonably expect that he would continue in his role with the corporations at least until his shares were fully vested. The court remitted the matter to be heard by way of a trial to determine whether the majority acted properly so that it was in the best interests of the corporation to divest the founder of a further role in the corporation and the unvested shares.


Jonathan Speigel


Written by Jonathan Speigel, the founding partner of Speigel Nichols Fox LLP, leads the litigation and construction practices.


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