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Canada Set To Require Beneficial Ownership Tracking By Non-Public CBCA Corporations
Corporate records are typically the preserve of law clerks and paralegals. Changes to record-keeping rules that are likely about to become law, however, will impact shareholders, directors...
Canada
17 Dec 2018
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Practical Application Of Distributed Ledger Technology: Maintaining Corporate Records On The Blockchain
Distributed ledger technology (DLT) has attracted widespread interest because of its potential as a transformative force across diverse industries.
Canada
2 Oct 2018
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The Rise Of Distributed Ledger Technology In Trade Finance: Use Cases And Associated Legal Risks
The combination of Distributed Ledger Technology ("DLT") and smart contracts, promises to modernize trade finance globally
Canada
14 Sep 2018
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Taxation Of Private Corporations And Their Shareholders
On July 18, 2017, the Department of Finance Canada introduced draft legislative proposals impacting private corporations and their shareholders.
Canada
26 Oct 2017
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Requisitioned Meeting Breaks Deadlock
A deadlocked board of directors, talk of a "public flogging", and a court reluctant to intervene.
Canada
23 Aug 2017
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Supreme Court Of Canada Reaffirms Personal Liability For Directors In Oppression Actions
On July 13, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) unanimously reaffirmed that a corporation's directors may be personally liable in an oppression action, and set out the criteria...
Canada
27 Jul 2017
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Ontario Court Clarifies Dissent Procedure In Arrangement Transaction
A recent Ontario decision shines a light on the ability of shareholders to dissent in respect of a corporate transaction.
Canada
31 Mar 2017
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New Real Property Record-Keeping Obligations For Ontario Corporations
On December 10, 2016, Bill 144, the Budget Measures Act, 2015 (Ontario) will come into force and the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 (FCPA) will be enacted.
Canada
13 Dec 2016
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InterOil And Heightened Judicial Scrutiny Of Plans Of Arrangement
A recent decision of the Yukon Court of Appeal has confirmed the importance for boards of directors to ensure not only that a proposed plan of arrangement is substantively fair and reasonable...
Canada
25 Nov 2016
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Court Reconsiders The Role Of "Public Corrections" In Securities Class Actions
In Drywall Acoustic Lathing and Insulation, Local 675 Pension Fund (Trustees of) v SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. the Ontario Superior Court of Justice examined, in the context of competing motions for summary judgment...
Canada
15 Nov 2016
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Rush To Conflict: Hurried Transaction Fails After British Columbia Court Finds Conflicts Of Interest
Conflicts of interest in corporate transactions can present thorny issues for directors, management and their advisors.
Canada
7 Apr 2016
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Supreme Court Of Canada Considers Limitation Period For Secondary Market Securities Class Actions
On December 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its highly anticipated decision in a trilogy of shareholder class actions under the secondary market liability provisions of the Ontario Securities Act.
Canada
14 Dec 2015
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Crowdfunding: Update From The CRA
In a short technical interpretation (CRA Document 2015-0579031I7 "Crowdfunding" (April 1, 2015)), the CRA has restated its views on the tax treatment of amounts raised via crowdfunding arrangements.
Canada
5 May 2015
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Court Refuses To Invalidate Proxies Obtained Via Deficient Proxy Circular
The Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan ordered dissident shareholders of Weyburn Inland Terminal Ltd. to revise their proxy circular.
Canada
12 Jun 2014
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Company Press Releases During Proxy Fights May Not Be Proxy Solicitations
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that a press release issued by a company which defended its board’s actions was not a proxy solicitation.
Canada
11 Mar 2014
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ISS Adopts Updates To Canadian Corporate Governance Policy For 2014
Institutional Shareholder Services has adopted updates to its Canadian Corporate Governance Policy, which will take effect for shareholder meetings held on or after February 1, 2014.
Canada
6 Jan 2014
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CSA Proposes National Instrument 62-105: Security Holder Rights Plans
The Canadian Securities Administrators have published for comment the proposed National Instrument 62-105 "Security Holder Rights Plans".
Canada
19 Mar 2013
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Updates To The ISS And Glass Lewis 2013 Proxy Voting Guidelines Affecting TSX And TSX-V Companies
Both Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") and Glass Lewis & Co. ("GL") released updates in November 2012 to their proxy voting recommendation guidelines for the 2013 shareholder meeting season.
Canada
18 Dec 2012
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Ontario Minister Joins Crowd In Push For Crowdfunding Exemption
At the recent Technicity conference in Toronto, Brad Duguid, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development and Innovation, expressed support for introducing equity crowdfunding in Ontario.
Canada
18 Dec 2012
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Proposed Amendments To The TSX Company Manual - Majority Voting
Pursuant to recent amendments to the TSX Company Manual (the "Manual"), which will become effective on December 31, 2012, issuers listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") will be required to disclose whether they have adopted a "majority voting" policy in respect of director elections.
Canada
8 Nov 2012
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