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Canadian companies will be harder to acquire under new poison pill proposals

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 14 2013

The Canadian Securities Administrators have released proposed new rules for shareholder rights plans (or “poison pills”). Under the CSA proposal

Ontario regulator uses public interest jurisdiction to extend trading prohibition

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 9 2012

In its recent decision in Re Donald, the Ontario Securities Commission found that a person who traded securities of a reporting issuer while he knew about a potential acquisition of that company did not violate insider trading rules but did act contrary to the public interest

Doing business and raising capital in Canada

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 29 2012

We have prepared this Business Law Guide as a general overview of certain legal and business matters that may be relevant to a decision to establish or invest in a business in Canada

Potential regulation of proxy advisers in Canada

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 28 2012

Proxy advisory firms are continuing to make headlines in Canada, the United States and abroad

Beneficial ownership reports to be filed with the SEC by February 14

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 11 2012

Investors that beneficially own more than 5 of a class of voting equity securities of an SEC-registered issuer may need to file a report with the SEC by February 14, 2012

Canadian securities regulators considering changes to corporate governance in M&A transactions

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 23 2011

The Ontario Securities Commission staff is considering proposals that would have a significant impact on corporate governance surrounding M&A transactions

Raising capital in the united states under the multijurisdictional disclosure system

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • September 2 2011

Canadian companies have a long and successful record of raising capital in the United States by offering a wide range of equity, debt and hybrid securities to U.S. investors

Capital markets 2011 mid-year report

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • July 27 2011

To date, 2011 has been an exciting year in North American capital markets

Use of derivatives by shareholder activists

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 20 2011

In recent years, hedge funds and other activist investors have relied on equity derivatives strategies to accumulate economic interests in potential takeover or proxy contest targets

SEC proposes new compensation committee requirements under Dodd-Frank

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • April 12 2011

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed new requirements for compensation committees of issuers listed on a U.S. stock exchange