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A Dissident Note: Court Orders Disclosure of Members' Email Addresses In JAZZ.FM Proxy Contest
A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice may have broader application in proxy fight litigation concerning shareholder lists
Canada
16 Jul 2019
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Managing Conflicts Of Interest In Soliciting Dealer Arrangements
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada ("IIROC") recently released a guidance note (the "Guidance Note")
Canada
3 Jul 2019
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First Hit Under The New Take-Over Bid Regime: Lessons From The Aurora Cannabis Bid For CanniMed
The Ontario Securities Commission and the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (Commissions) recently published reasons for their order on December 22, 2017.
Canada
29 Mar 2018
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Five Key M&A Cases From 2017 To Consider This Proxy Season
Most M&A lawyers believed that the fairness opinion relied upon by InterOil's board complied with industry norms.
Canada
8 Mar 2018
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Corporate Democracy Vs. Directors' Powers: Lessons From Marquee/Smoothwater
Alberta's Court of Appeal recently overturned a controversial interlocutory decision involving a proposed acquisition by Alberta Oil Sands Inc.
Canada
20 Dec 2016
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"Placeholder Candidates": An Untested Response To Advance Notice Provisions
Many US and Canadian public companies have implemented so-called advance notice provisions ("ANPs"), bylaws and policies requiring shareholders to provide a company with notice by a specified deadline...
Canada
27 Sep 2016
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Harnessing Social Media: Syngenta's High-Profile Use In Monsanto Bid
In our two recent articles, available here and here, we outlined how social media can influence proxy contests and identified some potential legal challenges with this development.
Canada
23 Oct 2015
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"Golden Leash" Arrangements Secure ISS’s Cautious Nod
After taking a break last proxy season, "golden leash" arrangements are back in the spotlight.
Canada
29 Apr 2015
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Harnessing Social Media In Proxy Contests: Opportunities And Legal Challenges
Social media has very seldom been leveraged in Canadian proxy contests. One reason for this may be the lack of knowledge about its full potential.
Canada
17 Apr 2015
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Harnessing Social Media In Proxy Contest: Not Just "Social"
Social media’s influence in a proxy contest may be limited by the nature of the issuer’s shareholder base.
Canada
15 Apr 2015
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Mini-Tenders 301: Will Such Offers Be Used In Proxy Contests?
This is the final article in our mini-tender trilogy. We have previously discussed mini-tender offers from the perspectives of the offeror, and the issuer and shareholders.
Canada
25 Nov 2014
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"Golden Leashes" Are Back: Will Shareholder Activists Win This Round?
After taking a break this past proxy season, "golden leash" arrangements are back in the spotlight.
Canada
19 Nov 2014
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More On "Golden Leash" Arrangements
The debate about so-called "golden leash" arrangements has picked up again.
Canada
23 May 2014
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Augusta/HudBay – A Model For Target Boards To Say "Not Now"?
The recent outcome of the "Augusta/HudBay" poison pill hearing provides some insight into how a shareholder rights plan may withstand scrutiny.
Canada
8 May 2014
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What’s So "Special" About A "Special Committee"?
In a recent bench ruling in Re Plains Exploration, the Delaware Court held that a special committee was not required to take the lead in merger negotiations in circumstances where almost all of the members of the board were independent and free from conflict in connection with the transaction.
Canada
26 Jun 2013
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