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30 09, 2013

Canadian Court Clarifies Procedures for Shareholder Meeting Requisition

September 30th, 2013|Newsletter|

A recent court decision in Ontario has helped reveal some of the potential obstacles to successful shareholder activism.

On July 22, 2013 the Ontario Superior Court released its decision in the matter of Wells v. Bioniche Life Sciences, Inc. The matter […]

29 09, 2013

Compliance with Canadian Anti-Corruption Legislation

September 29th, 2013|Newsletter|

The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), enacted in 1999, provides Canadian federal authorities with the power to levy both criminal charges and unlimited monetary penalties against companies and individuals guilty of bribing foreign officials or dealing with property […]

29 09, 2013

Resource Issuers and Social Media Use – A Securities Law Update

September 29th, 2013|Newsletter|

Over the last several years, mining issuers in Canada have started to integrate the use of social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter into their marketing and client communications. This update outlines the application of existing securities law in […]

29 09, 2013

The Importance of Black-Out Notices

September 29th, 2013|Newsletter|

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 developments can result in a material transaction, but the exact timing and prospects […]