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1 10, 2014

Attempt to Use Tender Offer to Supplement Proxy Fight Efforts Invites OSC Intervention

October 1st, 2014|Newsletter|

During a recent contest for control of Partners REIT, Orange Capital, LLC, a New York‐based hedge fund, used a novel kind of tender offer at a premium to market to supplement its proxy fight effort.

On May 28, 2014, in advance of […]

1 10, 2014

Protection Against Directors’ and Officers’ Liability

October 1st, 2014|Newsletter|

In an era of increasing shareholder activism and the threat of securities class action lawsuits, it is crucial that board members and officers, and particularly those at publicly‐traded companies, take measures to protect themselves from unnecessary exposure to liability. For […]

1 10, 2014

Canadian Securities Regulators Propose Changes to Streamline Venture Issuer Disclosure

October 1st, 2014|Newsletter|

Earlier this year, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published for comment proposed amendments that are designed to streamline disclosure requirements for TSX Venture Exchange (TSX‐V) issuers so they can focus more on the growth of their businesses and disclosure on […]

1 10, 2014

The Importance of Black‐Out Notices – Part 2

October 1st, 2014|Newsletter|

In our September 2013 newsletter, we wrote about the importance of Black‐Out Notices. At any point in time a typical public company has one or more pending developments, such as financings, mergers and property transactions. Any one of these pending […]

23 06, 2014

Getting Ready for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

June 23rd, 2014|Newsletter|

June 23, 2014 – Canada’s anti-spam law (“CASL”) will come into force on July 1, 2014. CASL sets out strict new rules for sending commercial electronic messages (“CEMs”). This includes emailed notices, updates, or advertisements to clients and contacts. Companies […]