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Dealmaking in the beauty and personal care space

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 5 2013

We recently picked up Buying Into Beauty, the new Mergermarket report (prepared in association with Michel Dyens & Co.), which looks at M&A activity

Should a seller care about due diligence?

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 17 2013

In our recent post we considered, to what extent, the seller in the context of an M&A transaction should care about legal due diligence, and

A penny saved is a penny earned?

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 8 2013

Effective February 4, 2013, the Canadian government proceeded with its plan to phase out the penny. In light of rising production and handling costs

Should proxy advisory firms be regulated in Canada?

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 18 2012

On June 21, 2012, the Canadian Securities Administrators (otherwise known as the “CSA”) published Consultation Paper 25-401 Potential Regulation of Proxy Advisory Firms, the purpose of which is to obtain feedback regarding some of the concerns raised by market participants in order to assist the CSA with determining whether there is a need to regulate proxy advisory firms and to outline and solicit feedback on potential regulatory responses and frameworks that may be used to regulate proxy advisory firms

Disclosure falling short results of the CSA Continuous Disclosure Review for 2011

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 4 2011

On July 15, 2011, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published the summary of the results of their annual continuous disclosure (CD) review program of reporting issuers (other than investment funds) for fiscal year 2011 in CSA Staff Notice 51-334 Continuous Disclosure Review Program Activities for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011 (Staff Notice

Revised proposed amendments to National Instrument 54-101 communication with beneficial owners of securities of a reporting issuer

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 23 2011

On June 17, 2011, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published for comment revised proposed amendments to National Instrument 54-101 Communications with Beneficial Owners of Securities of a Reporting Issuer (NI 54-101), National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations and other related policies that are designed to further enhance the shareholder voting communication process (collectively, Revised Proposed Amendments

Recent IFRS disclosure guidance from the Ontario Securities Commission

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 16 2011

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently released the results of its preliminary review of Ontario reporting issuers’ first International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) interim financial reports for the quarter ended March 31, 2011

CSA provides guidance on corporate governance disclosure

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 1 2011

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently released the results of its review of compliance with corporate governance disclosure requirements by certain issuers and provided guidance on compliance with these requirements, with a focus on the areas of concern identified in that review

OSC invites input from public companies and others on shareholder democracy proposals

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 18 2011

On January 10, 2011, the Ontario Securities Commission published OSC Staff Notice 54-701 Regulatory Developments Regarding Shareholder Democracy (the Notice), which provides an update on the status of shareholder democracy issues and identifies three issues for additional review and potential regulatory proposals for reporting issuers

Reaction to CSA’s proposed amendments to the beneficial owner communication process

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 29 2010

In April 2010, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a notice and request for comments on proposed amendments to National Instrument 54-101 Communication with Beneficial Owners of Securities of a Reporting Issuer (NI 54-101) and other related instruments and policies designed to improve the beneficial owner communication process