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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


‘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


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


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


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


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