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Cybersecurity: 2017 Report & 2016 Reflections - What Businesses And Boards Need To Know
In 2016, cybersecurity continued to grow as a primary business risk for companies worldwide.
Canada
22 Feb 2017
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Look(s) Bad For Former Directors
In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal affirmed a lower court ruling that "advancement" by the corporation to Look's former directors, for advance funding of the directors' legal costs to defend against an action brought by the corporation, is subject to Court approval.
Canada
19 Jul 2013
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Ensuring Governance Oversight Of Shared Services And Management Services Agreements Among Affiliated Companies
Part I of this two-part update alerts directors, corporate officers, and corporate counsel to the need to ensure that management (shared) service agreements between affiliated companies are negotiated on a defensible basis, are priced fairly and contain adequate compliance oversight, supervision and remedial provisions.
Canada
25 Jan 2012
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Rules In Private: Part II
Private companies often require very little governance. But as a business begins to emerge from obscurity and attract an increasing number of investors, it may become desirable to introduce new measures.
Canada
21 Oct 2011
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Rules In Private: Part I
Governance at private companies can be simple. But when stakeholder interests aren’t aligned, a company begins to slide into the realm of independent directors and shareholder agreements.
Canada
18 Jul 2011
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Independence: A Subtle Approach
The movement to regulate corporate governance continues to pick up pace. After an initial focus on audit committees, the more recent target has been compensation committees, responsible for managing the executive compensation process.
Canada
16 Jun 2011
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Policing Yourself
Board ethics have never been so closely scrutinized by the public and regulators. Having the proper policies and protocols in place – before an ethical lapse is discovered – is critical.
Canada
17 May 2011
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Just A Minute?
Much good can come from hiring a corporate secretary to effectively draw up minutes for meetings of the board of directors. Dangers lurk in doing the job poorly.
Canada
21 Mar 2011
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The CEO Must Go
My friend and corporate governance mentor, Tony Griffiths, tells me (frequently) that the board of directors has only two jobs: hire the CEO and fire the CEO. And, he quickly adds, the board always moves too slowly on the second.
Canada
13 Jan 2011
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When Commissions Overstep
Until recently, it was thought that rights plans could only be used in Canada to delay an unwanted advance while the board searched for alternatives.
Canada
8 Dec 2010
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Dual-Class Shares: Not the Enemy
Shareholder activists like to project democratic values onto corporate share structures. But multiple-voting shares can be useful — for common and controlling shareholders alike
Canada
13 Oct 2010
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Lessons From Magna
A proposal by Magna International Inc. to reorga-nize its capital structure and eliminate a class of multiple-voting shares has raised a fuss. It also raises interesting governance issues.
Canada
13 Oct 2010
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Caveat Counsel: Care and Caution in the Boardroom
A securities class action certification decision handed down by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in December 2009, Allen v. Aspen Group Resources Corporation, et al., is attracting attention from the perspective of potential liability for law firms.
Canada
12 Apr 2010
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