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31 01, 2014

Regulatory Developments in Q4 2013

January 31st, 2014|Newsletter|

Prospectus Exemptions
The Ontario Securities Commission announced that it will be releasing proposals for new capital raising prospectus exemptions during the first quarter of 2014. The exemptions under consideration are the following: (i) crowdfunding exemption; (ii) a family, friend and business […]

31 01, 2014

Operating Overseas

January 31st, 2014|Newsletter|

Recent developments indicate a trend towards increased accountability on the part of companies with foreign operations. Mining companies with projects in foreign countries, and particularly those in emerging nations, should be aware of the potential for liability and heightened scrutiny […]

31 01, 2014

Preparing for Shareholder Activism

January 31st, 2014|Newsletter|

2013 saw a continuation of the growing trend of shareholder activism in Canada, with a number of high profile proxy battles and court decisions. Shareholders should be aware of the tools available to them to affect corporate decision-making, and issuers […]

31 01, 2014

Early Warning Disclosure in Proxy Contests – A Securities Law Update

January 31st, 2014|Newsletter|

In a recent ruling by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Genesis Land Development Corp. v. Smoothwater Capital Corporation, the Court provided guidance on when shareholders may be considered to be acting “jointly or in concert”, and thus […]

31 01, 2014

When Are Infill Drill Results Material?

January 31st, 2014|Newsletter|

The recent British Columbia Securities Commission (“BCSC”) panel decision regarding Canaco Resources Inc. (“Canaco”) has provided insight into determining the materiality of assay results from infill drilling by a junior resource exploration company. In its decision, released August 7, 2013, […]