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Toshiba scandal stresses need for strong corporate governance
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 24 2015

The current CEO and one former CEO of Toshiba Corp. resigned this week in connection with the accounting scandal the company has been embroiled in


Before a spark becomes a fire
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 23 2015

A customer calls the manufacturer of a blow dryer to complain: sparks shoot out whenever she tries to dry her hair. How does the friendly call centre


Using bylaws tactically possibilities and pitfalls
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 16 2015

There has been a recent increase, both in Canada and the United States, in the tactical use of company bylaws to address a variety of corporate


Oil and gas operators’ liens: protecting the operators' interests
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 14 2015

In the oil and gas industry, operating, processing or transportation agreements typically provide that the operator, processor or transporter, as


Court of Appeal clarifies distinction between oppression remedy and derivative actions
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • May 28 2015

On May 27, 2015, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released an important decision clarifying a dividing line between two statutory shareholder remedies


Say on pay votes come back in a big way: three failed votes in one week
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • May 6 2015

Within a week, three failed say on pay votes have put compensation practices back in the spotlight and demonstrably shown that investors still use


Doing business in Asia increases compliance risk for Canadian companies
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • April 22 2015

In which part of the world is the risk of anti-corruption enforcement the highest? Law360 reported last week that, according to a report by


Consumer protection: a focus for Canadian regulators in 2015
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • April 10 2015

As we enter into the second quarter of 2015, it has become clear that consumer protection will be taking center stage this year. In March of this year


Appeal Court overturns order that province pay damages to timber company over Aboriginal road blockade
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • March 9 2015

On February 26, 2015, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia (the Court) in Moulton Contracting Ltd v. British Columbia overturned a trial judge’s


Lessons from the Aberdeen proxy battle
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • February 11 2015

In the continuing trend of small-cap proxy contests in Canada, Aberdeen International mounted a successful defense to activist investor Meson Capital