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Shareholder activism and proxy contests: issues and trends
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • June 6 2017

In recent years, the level of shareholder activism in Canada has been growing. Although the number of proxy contests in 2016 showed a marked pullback

McKinsey study suggests alliances with sophisticated long-term investors can help blunt corrosive effects of short-termism
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2017

In this study, consulting firm McKinsey raises the question of why so many companies seem to be ensorcelled by their short-term investors, which own

Legal advice privilege: lawyers' notes of investigatory meetings disclosable
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • January 10 2017

In this case, the High Court ruled that lawyers' notes of interviews with employees and ex-employees were not protected by legal advice privilege

FINRA Revises its Proposed Amendments to Rule 2210
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2016

In our recent Client Alert, we wrote about the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.'s proposed changes to Rule 2210, Communications with the

Common Interest Privilege Limited to Litigation In New York
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2016

This summer, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that the common interest doctrine applies only when two parties and their respective counsel share

OSHA Makes it Harder to Settle Whistleblower Claims
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 16 2016

As you may or may not know, OSHA administers the whistleblower portions of about 22 federal statutes. Similar to the recent information from the SEC

La cour d’appel statue que la Loi sur la concurrence n’est pas un code complet et que la règle de la possibilité de découvrir le dommage s’applique
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • August 18 2016

Le 11 août 2016, la Cour d’appel de l’Ontario (la cour ) a donné des directives sur le délai de prescription prévu à l’article 36 de la Loi sur la

Investment Management Legal Regulatory Update - August 2016
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2016

First, the SEC required funds to designate a Chief Compliance Officer. Then, the SEC proposed that funds designate a liquidity risk manager and

Employee equity: a powerful and risky tool
  • FisherBroyles LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2016

Those considering providing equity participation to employees need to consider whether and how it makes sense to do so. There are a number of

The New Electronic Communications Code - Areas of Concern for Landowners
  • K&L Gates
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2016

The Electronic Communications Code (“Code”) gives rights to certain providers of telecommunications services (as Code “operators”) to install and