On May 1, 2020, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued blanket relief orders (the "Blanket Relief") extending the deadlines for public companies to file and/or send certain materials to their security holders.
On May 20, 2020, applications for LEEFF opened and further details regarding the program were announced.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
On May 20, 2020 the Federal Government provided additional details on the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF).
Are we at a moment of transition? Torys partner Cornell Wright and Chair Robert Prichard share their executive-level perspectives on how boards and management are working together to help their organizations emerge from the pandemic.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
The Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") hosted a presentation entitled "Continuous Disclosure Obligations and Considerations for Small and Medium Enterprises" ("SMEs") on May 6, 2020 (the "Presentation").
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Federal and provincial corporate statutes in Canada generally require companies to hold an annual meeting of shareholders within 15 months of their last meeting and, under certain statutes.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
On May 1, 2020, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced that it is providing public companies with additional temporary blanket relief from certain delivery and filing requirements.
Bennett Jones LLP
As of May 1, 2020, Canadian public companies can take advantage of additional relief measures provided by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA).
Executive compensation gains attention in the run-up to annual shareholder meetings. The key question is whether compensation plans are socially responsible and align with company performance
CGLytics has released its inaugural S&P 500 Executive Compensation Review. For companies and investors to be fully prepared with insights for the upcoming proxy season...
Taylor Vinters Via LLC
Companies seeking to incentivise (or compensate) employees are faced with a multitude of options. When structured properly, employee stock option plans can lead to alignment of interests...
Holland & Knight
Expanding your international business into the United States is an exciting but sometimes daunting venture when it comes to the myriad rules and regulations at play governing employees and benefits.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Nasdaq and NYSE both have recently adopted temporary relief from certain shareholder approval requirements for companies that need to raise capital due to the impact of COVID-19. The temporary relief will also allow...
There has been increasing discussion with respect to the accounting treatment of trade payable programs and whether the obligations of the entity that owes the receivable...
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and associated stock market difficulties, some IPOs are getting done. Prior to the pandemic, IPO timelines for the rest of 2020 were largely focused on navigating around the upcoming U.S. elections.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Executive pay in the midst of the pandemic presents an obvious dilemma. On the one hand, it would be a stretch to blame fairly management teams for most of the adverse financial performance that will stretch...
Many companies of all sizes are in need of liquidity due to the effects of COVID-19. Until now, COVID-19 relief programs targeted either large companies or small businesses, leaving...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the "CARES Act").
Fenwick & West LLP
In this episode, the Fenwick team addresses complex issues facing public company boards and compensation committees as companies adapt to the economic impact of COVID-19...
Shareholders, including large institutional investors, are continuing the growing momentum to link executive pay to company performance.