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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


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


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


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 staff review finds IFRS transition disclosure lacking
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 1 2010

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently released the results of its review of the quality of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) transition disclosure provided by certain randomly selected issuers in their 2008 annual and 2009 interim management 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


‘Say on pay’ coming to a shareholders’ meeting near you?
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 4 2009

With current economic conditions and reports of executive compensation in the media, measures addressing executive compensation issues are drawing increasing attention


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


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