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Cannabis M&A: Overview Of Strategies For Buying Or Selling A Business
As Canada gears up to legalize cannabis for recreational use (expected by July 2018), companies operating in the sector and those in ancillary markets are looking to raise capital to fund...
Canada
11 Oct 2017
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CSA Publishes Final Proxy Voting And Meeting Vote Reconciliation Protocols
The CSA recently published the final form of CSA Staff Notice 54-305 Meeting Vote Reconciliation Protocols for enhancing the procedures involved in the tabulation of proxy votes for shares held through intermediaries.
Canada
8 Feb 2017
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2017 Proxy Advisory Firm Voting Guidelines: Canadian Highlights
Proxy advisory firms review and analyze matters put forward for consideration at shareholder meetings and make voting recommendations concerning such matters to their clients, who are typically institutional investors.
Canada
6 Feb 2017
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Proposed Regulations For Revised CBCA Provide Structure To Changes Proposed In Bill C-25
The Regulations specify what information relating to gender diversity among the members of their boards and senior management teams distributing corporations will be required to send to shareholders.
Canada
6 Feb 2017
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Oppression In The Context Of A Closely Held Corporation: SCC Weighs In
In Mennillo v. Intramodal inc., the first oppression remedy case to reach the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) since BCE Inc. v. 1976 Debentureholders...
Canada
13 Dec 2016
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Plan Of Arrangement: A Vote For All? Not So, Says Court Of Appeal
In Smoothwater Capital Corporation v. Marquee Energy Ltd. (Smoothwater), the Alberta Court of Appeal (Court) overturned the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench controversial decision...
Canada
2 Dec 2016
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New Law On Defensive Tactics: Balancing Business Judgment And Shareholder Choice
On October 24, 2016, the Securities Commissions of British Columbia (BCSC) and Ontario (OSC, together with the BCSC, the Commissions) released the reasons for their decision in Re Hecla Mining.
Canada
7 Nov 2016
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Nominee Directors: Rights And Responsibilities
It is common for shareholders of both public and private companies to nominate directors to sit on the companies' boards on their behalf.
Canada
4 Nov 2016
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Bill C-25 Looks To Include Majority Voting, Diversity Disclosure Requirements In Canada Business Corporations Act
The Government of Canada recently introduced Bill C-25 (Bill), titled "An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and the Competition Act".
Canada
2 Nov 2016
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New Test: Ontario Court Stayed Action In The Face Of Broad Arbitration Agreement
The plaintiff entered into a shareholders' agreement relating to a Toronto restaurant and invested C$200,000.
Canada
20 Oct 2016
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A New Arrangement? Alberta Court Requires Shareholder Vote For Acquiring Company In A Plan Of Arrangement
In a recent Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta case, Alberta Oilsands Inc. (Re) (Alberta Oilsands), Justice A. D. Macleod made a surprising decision in the context of a plan of arrangement under the ABCA.
Canada
17 Oct 2016
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TSX Proposes New Website And Equity Compensation Plan Disclosure
On May 26, 2016, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) published for comment proposed amendments to Part IV and Part VI of the TSX Company Manual (Manual).
Canada
8 Jun 2016
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B.C. Court Of Appeal Issues Important Guidance On Directors' Disclosable Interests, Oppression Proceedings
The proceedings arose in a contested fight over the future of Alternate Earth Resources Inc. (AER), a TSX-V listed company.
Canada
18 May 2016
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Feeling Oppressed? Not If It's From A Breach Of Contract, Says Court Of Appeal
In Shefsky v. California Gold Mining Inc., the Alberta Court of Appeal (Court) upheld the chambers judge's decision and dismissed the appeal of Martin Shefsky in a fight for control of the board...
Canada
6 May 2016
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CSA Proposes Protocols To Improve Proxy Voting Infrastructure And Vote Reconciliation Process
As the next step in its effort to improve the proxy voting infrastructure and vote reconciliation process, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has published CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 54-304...
Canada
6 May 2016
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Restarting The Clock: Court Of Appeal Affirms Two-Year Limitation Period For Oppression Remedy Cases
In its recent decision in Maurice v. Alles, the Court of Appeal for Ontario held that oppression remedy claims under the Ontario Business Corporations Act (OBCA) must be commenced within the general two-year limitation period...
Canada
6 May 2016
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Top Issues For Boards In 2016
Check out our interactive infographic on issues that boards should consider.​
Canada
29 Apr 2016
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Special Report: The New Saudi Companies Law
The New Law determines the types of companies that can practise commercial business in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia
2 Mar 2016
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2016 Proxy Advisory Firm Voting Guidelines: Canadian Highlights
As an early step in preparing for the upcoming proxy season, issuers should familiarize themselves with the Canadian proxy voting guidelines recently published by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. and Glass Lewis & Co.
Canada
8 Jan 2016
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Enterprise Risk Management
Following the corporate scandals of the early 2000s such as Enron and Worldcom, it has become critical for companies to be proactive in their focus on corporate integrity and ethics—and ERM is a crucial element.
Canada
6 Jan 2016
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