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Cornell C. V. Wright

Torys LLP

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Bidders will be more cautious about confidentiality agreements after U.S. decision

Canada - May 11 2012 On May 4, 2012, Chancellor Strine of the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a decision (Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. v. Vulcan Materials Company) enjoining Martin Marietta from pursuing a hostile transaction to acquire its rival Vulcan Materials for four months...

James C. Tory, Stefan P. Stauder, Mile T. Kurta.


Trend 2: Corporate spinoffs will continue to be an attractive way to return value to shareholders

USA, Canada - January 4 2012 The year 2011 saw a record number of spinoff transactions as companies searched for ways to return value to shareholders in the face of challenging market conditions....

Daniel P. Raglan, Michael J. Siltala.


Canadian securities regulators considering changes to corporate governance in M&A transactions

Canada - November 23 2011 The Ontario Securities Commission staff is considering proposals that would have a significant impact on corporate governance surrounding M&A transactions....

Michael J. Siltala, Karrin Powys-Lybbe.


Corporate spinoffs: a trend to watch

USA, Canada - September 30 2011 In 2011, a record number of spinoff transactions have been announced in the United States by Tyco International, Netflix, McGraw-Hill, Kraft Foods, Hewlett-Packard, Sara Lee and other companies in a variety of industries....

Michael J. Siltala.


Amendments to Canada’s executive compensation disclosure rules are finalized for Fall 2011

Canada - August 12 2011 Canada’s securities regulators have made changes to the executive compensation disclosure rules under National Instrument 51-102 that will take effect for the 2012 proxy season....

Glen R. Johnson, Leslie McCallum, Mitch Frazer.