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Rob Staley On Proxy Season Review 2019
While activism remains robust in the Canadian market, we are seeing more board-related activist demands settled before a public proxy solicitation campaign by both sides.
Canada
23 Sep 2019
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Update - New Register Requirements Of "Individuals With Significant Control"
Effective June 13, 2019, each private corporation incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act will be required to prepare a register of "individuals with significant control" (ISC) over such corporation.
Canada
18 Jun 2019
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Proposed Changes To The CBCA: Directors Duties And Disclosure Obligations
On April 8, 2019, the Federal Government introduced Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures, which includes proposed changes to the CBCA.
Canada
30 Apr 2019
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Cannabis IPO Checklist
With their access to local and global investors and finance opportunities for companies at all stages, Canada's world leading cannabis capital markets offer a wealth of opportunity.
Canada
21 Feb 2019
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Oilfield Services Initial Public Offering Checklist
Canada's world leading oilfield services capital markets offer a wealth of opportunity, with their access to local and global investors, finance opportunities for companies at all stages, and sophisticated technical...
Canada
18 Feb 2019
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Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Initial Public Offering Checklist
Canada's world leading renewable energy and clean technology capital markets offer a wealth of opportunity.
Canada
18 Feb 2019
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CBCA Private Corporations Subject To New Shareholder Record-Keeping Requirements
Changes to the Canada Business Corporations Act are coming soon to ensure compliance with these goals, at least at the federal level.
Canada
15 Feb 2019
8
Equity Kickers And The Criminal Rate Of Interest: Part II
Private equity and alternate lenders often take a basket of rights when investing in an entity.
Canada
8 Feb 2019
9
2019 ISS And Glass Lewis Updates To Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines
Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") and Glass, Lewis & Co ("Glass Lewis") have both released their updates to their respective Canadian proxy voting guidelines for the 2019 proxy season
Canada
25 Jan 2019
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Court Confirms Right To Claim Interim Payment In Exercise Of Dissent Rights
The Alberta Court of Appeal has confirmed that dissenting shareholders to a plan of arrangement may receive an interim payment for their shares while fair value of those shares is being determined...
Canada
13 Jul 2018
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New Rules For CBCA Companies
Companies incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) will need to consider new rules regarding director elections, diversity disclosure, shareholder communications and other matters.
Canada
22 May 2018
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Soliciting Dealer Arrangements—CSA Staff Notice 61-303 And Request For Comment
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published Staff Notice 61-303 and Request for Comment (the Notice) on April 12, 2018, which outlines issues that the CSA has identified...
Canada
27 Apr 2018
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Securities Commissions Provide Guidance On New Takeover Rules In Hostile Cannabis Bid
For close to three months, M&A lawyers and other capital markets participants had been anxiously awaiting the release of written reasons from the Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC") ...
Canada
4 Apr 2018
14
Canadian Securities Administrators Provide Guidance On The Review Of Material Conflict Of Interest Transactions
Transactions between related parties may create material conflicts of interest between an issuer and its directors, officers and related parties.
Canada
24 Aug 2017
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Growing Concerns With Proposed Amendments Affecting Private Businesses And Their Shareholders
On July 18, 2017, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced sweeping changes to the way private businesses and their shareholders are taxed.
Canada
17 Aug 2017
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Equity Kickers And The Criminal Rate Of Interest
Entering into a loan transaction that also has an equity component, such as the issuance of shares or warrants, has previously given rise to some concern that the loan could ultimately run afoul...
Canada
15 May 2017
17
TSX - Skirting The Rules No Longer
On March 9, 2017, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) issued Staff Notice 2017-001 (the Staff Notice)...
Canada
31 Mar 2017
18
Cybersecurity Obligations Of Directors Guidance From The United States Decisions
Your organization will in all likelihood suffer a cyberattack. According to a recent study by Accenture, the average Canadian organization faces about 96 cyberattacks per year...
Canada
1 Mar 2017
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Proxy Season 2017: Improving The Accuracy, Reliability And Accountability Of Proxy Vote Reconciliation
On January 26, 2017, the CSA released CSA Staff Notice 54-305 Meeting Vote Reconciliation Protocols concerning the improvement of the procedures used for counting proxy votes for shares...
Canada
27 Feb 2017
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Change In Shareholder Approval Requirements For Certain TSX-V-Listed Issuers Undertaking A Change Of Business Or Reverse Takeover
On December 15, 2016, the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) published amended Policy 5.2 – Changes of Business and Reverse Takeovers of the TSX Venture Exchange Corporate Finance Manual (Policy 5.2).
Canada
18 Jan 2017
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