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OSFI releases instruction guide on Listings and Sanctions Laws
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • June 30 2010

Federal, provincial and foreign insurance companies doing business in Canada are subject to obligations under what are commonly referred to as the "Listings and Sanctions Laws" relating to terrorists, terrorism financiers, and financiers of nuclear proliferation and weapons of mass destruction (the Listings and Sanctions Laws).


More than fifty Canadian corporations are participants in the United Nations Global Compact
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • February 24 2011

Large Canadian corporations such as Bombardier Inc., Hudson’s Bay Company, Hydro-Québec, Scotiabank and TELUS Corporation, as well as corporations of smaller size have joined the United Nations Global Compact in the recent years.


Amendments proposed to Canadian public company governance and independence requirements
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • January 19 2009

On December 19, 2008 the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) published a notice (the Notice) of the proposed repeal and replacement of National Policy 58-201 Corporate Governance Guidelines (the Governance Policy), National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices (the Governance Rule) and National Instrument 52-110 Audit Committees (the Audit Committee Rule).


U.S. legislation to add withholding tax to certain swap transactions
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • October 27 2010

The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (or HIRE Act) has now come into effect in the United States and it will likely be relevant to Canadian participants in the OTC derivatives and securities lending areas.


Why worry about IFRS today? Preparing for 2011
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • February 20 2009

As the Canadian implementation date for the changeover from Canadian generally accepted accounting principles (Canadian GAAP) to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) approaches, the broad potential impact is becoming more apparent.


SEC announces expiration of exemption to SOX provision
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • October 6 2009

On October 2, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the upcoming expiration of the exemption from section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act currently enjoyed by public companies with a public float below $75 million.


On the road to IFRS in 2011: disclosure and other legal issues for Canadian companies to consider
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • February 27 2009

As the Canadian implementation date for the changeover from Canadian generally accepted accounting principles (Canadian GAAP) to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) approaches, the broad potential impact is becoming more apparent.


Topics and trends in executive compensation: compensation consultants
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • March 23 2009

Effective for the 2009 proxy season, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have adopted new requirements for executive compensation disclosure in the form of the revised Form 51-102F6 (the New Disclosure Requirements).


OSFI releases revisions to guidelines governing outsourcing by federally-regulated entities
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • March 12 2009

On March 11, 2009, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) released the first revision to its Guideline B-10, Outsourcing of Business Activities, Functions and Processes, since December 2003.


Bureau revises corporate compliance bulletin
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • November 19 2008

Canada's Competition Bureau has published a revised Information Bulletin on Corporate Compliance Programs, in conjunction with the publication of a draft bulletin on trade associations.