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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 staff conduct IFRS transition disclosure review

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 2 2010

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) recently released the results of their review of the extent and quality of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) transition disclosure provided by certain issuers in their 2009 annual management's discussion and analysis (MD&A

Getting ready for IFRS - practical tips

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

On January 1, 2011, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for Publicly Listed Enterprises will adopt the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS