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A New Dimension To Directors' Duties: Bill C-97
Canadian corporate directors should be aware of Bill C-97 as it articulates meaningful changes to the duties they bear.
Canada
30 Jul 2019
2
Key Issues For Boards Of Directors In 2019
The role of directors is more challenging than ever given increased volatility and competitive pressures in the business environment coupled with a legal framework that is imperfectly aligned
Canada
31 Jan 2019
3
Public Companies' Uneasy Relationship With Social Media
This simple tweet on August 7 by Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent social media—and indeed the business world—into a frenzy. The tweet caused Tesla's stock price to rise for a short time,
Canada
19 Oct 2018
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In A First, Delaware Finds Deal Properly Terminated Due To Material Adverse Effect
On October 1, the Delaware Court of Chancery concluded that German healthcare company Fresenius SE was not required to close its acquisition of Akorn, Inc.
Canada
19 Oct 2018
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Governance For The New Generation Of Crisis Management
These crises have the potential to affect so many dimensions of business - its bottom line, reputation, morale, productivity and the strategic direction and prospects of a company.
Canada
19 Oct 2018
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Gender Diversity In Corporate Canada: Canada's Securities Regulators Publish 2014–2018 Statistics
Canada's securities regulators have published their fourth study showing key trends relating to gender diversity on public company boards of directors and in executive officer positions.
Canada
3 Oct 2018
7
CBCA Reforms Receive Royal Assent
Progress towards amending the Canada Business Corporations Act continues with Bill C-25 receiving Royal Assent on May 1.
Canada
8 May 2018
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Introduction Of Civil Cause Of Action For Whistleblower Reprisal
The Ontario Securities Commission's Whistleblower Program—launched in July 2016—encourages individuals and companies to report on suspected violations of Ontario securities laws to the Commission.
Canada
1 Feb 2018
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Preparing For The 2018 Reporting Season
A broad range of corporate governance considerations will influence this year's reporting season.
Canada
25 Jan 2018
10
OSFI Releases Draft Changes To Corporate Governance Guideline
On November 7 the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) published draft changes to its Corporate Governance Guideline—last updated in 2013—for public comment.
Canada
15 Nov 2017
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Pursuit Of Influence: How Today's Activism Will Change Your Boardroom Dynamic
Shareholders are looking to take an increasingly active role in governance.
Canada
31 Jul 2017
12
Financial Advice Under More Scrutiny In M&A
Financial advice is a growing area of focus for target boards in M&A transactions and is increasingly in the spotlight in deal litigation.
Canada
19 Apr 2017
13
SEC Guidance For Foreign Private Issuers
Canadian MJDS companies and other foreign private issuers enjoy the benefit of various exemptions under U.S. securities laws.
Canada
22 Dec 2016
14
Bill C-29 Proposes To Overhaul Bank Act Consumer Provisions
On October 25, 2016, Bill C-29, Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2 (the Bill), was introduced in the House of Commons.
Canada
8 Nov 2016
15
Delaware Enacts Appraisal Rights Reform
Two amendments intended to scale back Delaware "appraisal arbitrage" proceedings came into effect on August 1.
Canada
15 Aug 2016
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Effective Special Committees: Lessons From Courts And Regulators
The article cites recent decisions where the nature and activity of special committees have played a role in subsequent litigation.
Canada
28 Jan 2016
17
Guidance For Proxy Advisory Firms In Canada
Canada's securities regulators have published National Policy 25-201 - Guidance for Proxy Advisory Firms.
Canada
24 Jun 2015
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Shareholders Win Damages And Increased Corporate Governance Arrangements In In Re Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
Freeport has announced that it has reached an agreement to settle its Delaware shareholder litigation.
Canada
28 Jan 2015
19
Gender Diversity And Board Renewal: New Canadian Disclosure Rules For The 2015 Proxy Season
At the federal level, in June 2014, the federal Advisory Council for Promoting Women on Boards published a report Good for Business: A Plan to Promote More Women on Canadian Boards.
Canada
22 Oct 2014
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New TSX Rule: Listed Issuers Must Adopt Majority Voting Policies In Uncontested Director Elections
TSX is implementing a new rule requiring listed issuers to adopt majority voting policies in uncontested director elections.
Canada
27 Feb 2014
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