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Developments in executive compensation disclosure for Canadian issuers

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 11 2010

On November 20, 2009, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued CSA Staff Notice 51-331 (the Staff Notice) reporting findings of their targeted compliance review of executive compensation disclosure of 70 (unnamed) reporting issuers in relation to compliance with the new executive compensation rules that were implemented on December 31, 2008

Executive compensation disclosure issues in tumultuous times

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 13 2009

Most Canadian public companies are facing unprecedented financial and market conditions and business challenges, and this has been reflected both in the results of operations in 2008 and in the outcomes under 2008’s compensation plans

Final CCGG model shareholder engagement and “say-on-pay” policy

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 1 2010

On October 22, 2009, the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) released a draft of its much-awaited model shareholder engagement and "say-on-pay" policy, which addressed best practices for boards of directors on board engagement with shareholders, and included a model non-binding advisory shareholder resolution on executive compensation

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

Executive compensation disclosure issues in tumultuous times

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 29 2009

Canadian public companies are facing unprecedented financial and market conditions and business challenges, and this fact has been reflected in outcomes under 2008’s compensation plans

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

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

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

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

SEC reviews the role and regulation of proxy advisory firms

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

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued a concept release on the US proxy voting system in the United States that discusses, among other topics, the role and regulation of proxy advisory firms and proposed regulatory reforms related to them