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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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