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Q4 2016 U.S. Legal and Regulatory Developments
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • January 9 2017

On December 8, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") released several new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations ("C&DIs"

NASAA Proposes Model Rule Permitting Testing the Waters in Tier 1 Regulation A Offerings
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • December 21 2016

On December 7, 2016, the North American Securities Administrators Association (“NASAA”) proposed a model rule, a model statutory amendment and a

Council of Institutional Investors warns of “Zombie” Directors on Corporate Boards
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • December 19 2016

The Council of Institutional Investors, or CII, released an advisory article on "zombie" directors on corporate boards. A zombie director is a

Talking Trump: How the next U.S. President could impact Canadian businesses
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada, USA
  • December 15 2016

Gowling WLG and Mintz Levin recently teamed up to host an engaging panel discussion that explored how the impending Presidency of Donald Trump could

The SEC’s Proposed Amendments regarding the Use of Universal Proxies
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • December 8 2016

In today’s marketplace, most shareholder voting is done by way of proxy. Few shareholders choose to attend shareholder meetings in person. Under the

What Does the Trump Presidency Mean for Silicon Valley North?
  • Aird & Berlis LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 25 2016

When Donald Trump was announced as President-elect, some founders and funders of major Silicon Valley startups reacted with "heartbreak and horror,"

The SEC’s universal proxy proposal: How it affects Canadian companies and investors
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 17 2016

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed amendments to its proxy rules that are designed to allow shareholders using the proxy

ISS Announces Updates to Its Pay-for-Performance Evaluation for US and Canadian Companies
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 11 2016

On November 8, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), a leading proxy advisory firm, announced a number of updates to its 2017 pay-for-performance

ISS Updates Pay-for-Performance Methodology: A Welcome Development
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • Canada, European Union, USA
  • November 11 2016

On Nov. 8, 2016, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) announced changes to its pay-for-performance methodology for U.S., Canadian and European

‘A New Day Has Arrived’: Continued Focus on Individual Wrongdoing
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 4 2016

The “Yates Memo,” which instructs United States prosecutors to focus on individual wrongdoers when investigating or prosecuting alleged corporate