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Securities Regulators Provide Guidance for AGMs During COVID-19 Outbreak

USA, Canada - March 23 2020 As discussed in our earlier update, COVID-19 and Annual Shareholder Meetings, many issuers are reconsidering certain elements of their upcoming...

John E. Piasta, Kristopher R. Hanc, Emerson Frostad, Steven Bodi, William S. Osler.

Who Watches the Watchers? SEC Issues Guidance on Proxy Advisory Firms

USA, Canada - September 10 2019 The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued guidance on the applicability of certain U.S. proxy rules to voting advice...

Zach Johnson, Brent W. Kraus, Jon C. Truswell.

Securities Commissions Provide Guidance on New Takeover Rules in Hostile Cannabis Bid

Canada - March 29 2018 For close to three months, M&A lawyers and other capital markets participants had been anxiously awaiting the release of written reasons from the...

Jeffrey Kerbel, Andrew Kemp, Brent W. Kraus.

Canadian Securities Administrators Provide Guidance on the Review of Material Conflict of Interest Transactions

Canada - August 18 2017 Transactions between related parties may create material conflicts of interest between an issuer and its directors, officers and related parties. In...

Michael R. Barrett, Jeffrey Kerbel, Jon C. Truswell.

New Prospectus Exemption for Investors that Receive Suitability Advice from a Registered Investment Dealer

Canada - February 11 2016 Securities regulatory authorities in each of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick recently announced the creation of a...

Matthew R. Olson.