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UK Takeover Code - final changes support target boards
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • September 15 2011

Further to our May 2011 post, the UK Takeover Panel has finalised significant amendments to the UK Takeover Code which, when implemented on September 19, 2011, will herald a substantial rebalancing of power in favour of target boards.


ISDA publishes response letter to OTC derivatives consultation
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • September 14 2011

As we discussed in a blog post earlier this summer, the Canadian Securities Administrators released a consultation paper in June that proposed a framework of rules for the reporting of OTC derivatives transactions and the operation of trade repositories.


OSC Corporate Finance Branch clarifies prospectus financial disclosure issues in connection with IFRS transition
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • August 30 2011

On August 18, the OSC's Corporate Finance Branch released clarification on issues relating to financial disclosure required in a prospectus arising out of the transition to International Financial Reporting Standards.


IIROC proposes allowing dealers to guarantee trade at price that outperforms benchmark price
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • July 29 2011

On July 4, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada published proposed guidance on the guarantee by a Participant (dealer) of a trade price for a client order.


OSC provides guidance in case of mail disruption
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • June 1 2011

As has been reported in the media, a Canadian postal strike could occur as early as tomorrow evening.


CDS proposes amendments to require uncertificated withdrawal of securities
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • May 27 2011

On May 20, the OSC published a request for comment on proposed amendments to the CDS Rules that would require participants to withdraw securities from the CDSX system in uncertificated format where the issuer offers a direct registration system.


SEC and CSA restrictions on the exempt market for securitized products
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • May 16 2011

As reported earlier, the SEC has included in Reg AB II proposals relating to the private market.


Dodd-Frank proposed risk retention rules and safe harbour for foreign transactions
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • May 9 2011

On March 29, 2011, the SEC together with a number of other federal regulators and agencies proposed rules relating to risk retention for securitizations which had been mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act in order to "provide a sponsor with an incentive to monitor and control the quality of the assets being securitized and help align the interests of the sponsor with those of investors in the ABS".


Where FSCO provides a form of waiver, use that form, says Ontario Court of Appeal
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • April 28 2011

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that a pension plan administrator who uses its own form of joint and survivor spousal benefit waiver does so at its peril, if subsequently challenged by the spouse.


Working group releases paper on incorporation of individual representatives of dealers and advisers
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • January 13 2011

On December 20, 2010, a provincialterritorial government working group released a consultation paper to elicit feedback on potential options respecting the incorporation of individual sales representatives of registered dealers and advisers.