Senior executives of Canadian public companies often wonder to what extent information can be shared with major shareholders when the company is contemplating a potential transaction.
The Ontario Securities Commission has announced that it will be hosting a roundtable discussion on June 11 to obtain input from investors regarding investing in small and medium sized enterprises and start-ups.
The Ontario Securities Commission and a veteran investment banker, Richard Moore, recently reached a settlement agreement regarding claims by the OSC of improper securities trading by Moore.
The Ontario Securities Commission recently closed the comment period on its Staff Consultation Paper 45-710: Considerations for New Capital Raising Prospectus Exemptions, which sought input from stakeholders on proposed amendments to the current legislation regarding prospectus exemptions.
Under the law of Quebec, article 2884 C.C.Q. prohibits the modification by contract of the prescriptive or limitations period provided by law.
When public companies are accused of accounting irregularities, class action shareholder litigation often follows.
Ontario's recently-proposed budget bill would amend the Securities Act to tighten up provisions respecting insider trading.
A discussion on the important considerations for both the seller and the potential buyer when it comes to non-disclosure agreements in private M&A transactions.
The recent Delaware ruling in In Ancestry.com Inc. Shareholder Litigation provides a cautionary tale relating to a target company developing aggressive projections during an auction process.
The Autorité des marchés financiers published for comments a consultation paper I pertaining to defensive tactics in response to take-over bids.
A discussion on what are the support obligations of franchisors and their "good Faith" and "Fair Dealing" performance duties under the "Arthur Wishart Act".
As part of its budget bill likely to come into force early this summer, the Government of Canada has introduced legislation implementing its new policy for the review of investments by foreign state-owned enterprises.
Canada’s two most significant franchise law decisions of 2012 demonstrate the fierce competitiveness of the quick-service restaurant industry in Canada.
A discussion on the importance of staying informed as to the duties and responsibilities of a director.
The Ontario budget, released yesterday, contains some hints at upcoming changes to the Securities Act planned by the provincial government.
The Ontario Securities Commission announced yesterday that it will hold a policy hearing on June 17 to hear submissions from interested parties who submitted responses in response to its 2011 proposed enforcement initiatives.
The Ontario government recently released its 2013 budget plan, which included discussion of amending the Securities Act to clarify the statute's insider trading provisions.
The Ontario Securities Commission announced today that Ministerial approval has been received with respect to the prospectus rule amendments released earlier this year that are intended to clarify certain provisions, address gaps, streamline requirements and codify prospectus relief that has been granted in the past.
The Ontario Securities Commission will be hosting two roundtables in June to discuss issues identified in the CSA Consultation Paper 33-403, which considers the imposition of a statutory fiduciary duty on advisers and dealers to act in the best interests of clients.
Life and property and casualty insurers in Canada may be required to implement their "own regulatory solvency assessment" ("ORSA") by next January.