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Doing Business In Canada 2019 - Directors' And Officers' Liability
This chapter provides a brief summary overview of the statutory and common law duties of directors and officers of corporations incorporated under the federal Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA).
Canada
9 Jul 2019
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A Tale Of Three DTA's: South African Tax Court Confirms That No Dividends Tax Is Payable On Distributions To Dutch Resident Shareholders
In terms of section 64E(1)(a) of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 ("the ITA") dividends tax at a rate of 20% must be paid when a South African company declares and pays a dividend.
South Africa
8 Jul 2019
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Doing Business In Canada 2019 - Acquiring A Canadian Business
There are two main issues to consider when acquiring a Canadian business.
Canada
3 Jul 2019
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Establishing A Business In Canada
There are several different structures available when forming a business in Canada.
Canada
2 Jul 2019
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Current Amendments And Future Amendments To The CBCA
Have you heard about the amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act that came into force on June 13, 2019 and the proposed amendments to the CBCA that are currently under consideration?
Canada
1 Jul 2019
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IIROC Provides Guidance On Soliciting Dealer Arrangements
IIROC recently published guidance regarding managing conflicts of interest arising from soliciting dealer arrangements. The guidance elaborates on existing conflict of interest rules in the context
Canada
27 Jun 2019
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It Stays In The Family – Dual Voting Share Structures For Family Businesses
For many family businesses, control of long-term direction and management of the family corporation are key issues, particularly during times of growth or periods of succession.
Canada
3 May 2019
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Something Old, Something New: Proposed Amendments To The CBCA In The 2019 Budget Implementation Bill
On April 8, 2019, the federal government introduced Bill C-97 to implement measures from its spring budget.
Canada
26 Apr 2019
9
The Supreme Court Reiterates The Distinction Between A Shareholder's Right Of Action And The Corporation's Right Of Action
The Supreme Court of Canada has reiterated the distinction between a corporation's right of action and its shareholders' right of action.
Canada
14 Jan 2019
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A Strong Voice For Enhanced Corporate Governance: Commonsense Principles 2.0
Recently, a group of prominent executives released an open letter and document known as Commonsense Principles 2.0.
Canada
22 Nov 2018
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Aurora-Cannimed: Securities Regulators Hold Firm On New Bid Regime
On March 15, 2018, the OSC and the FCAAS released highly anticipated reasons for a combined decision relating to Aurora unsolicited take-over bid to acquire CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (CanniMed).
Canada
13 Apr 2018
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Hostile Bids On Ice: Canadian Hostile Bid Activity Trends Substantially Lower
In May 2016, sweeping changes to the Canadian take-over bid regime came into effect.
Canada
22 Feb 2018
13
Bringing Your Annual Meeting Into The Digital Age
Annual meetings of shareholders of public companies often feature: attendance by a modest number of shareholders, and by the company's external legal counsel, auditor, investor-relations firm...
Canada
31 Jan 2018
14
Hostile Plan Of Arrangement Application To Be Heard In Alberta
On March 7, 2017, 1891868 Alberta Ltd., a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Sprott Inc. (Sprott, and together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Sprott Group),
Canada
12 Sep 2017
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Avoiding Surprise Activism At Your Annual Shareholders Meeting: Adopting Advance Notice By-Laws
With the rise of shareholder activism in Canada, executives of public companies might have become nervous when it comes to the proxy season.
Canada
15 Mar 2013
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2013 Updates To Canadian Proxy Advisory Guidelines
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis, & Co. (Glass Lewis) have both recently released updates to their proxy voting recommendation guidelines for the 2013 proxy season. Glass Lewis released its updates on November 15, 2012 and ISS released its updates on November 16, 2012.
Canada
30 Nov 2012
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Toronto Stock Exchange - Securityholder Approval - Disclosure Requirements
On September 28, 2012 the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) published Staff Notice 2012-0003 (Notice), which provides guidance with respect to, among other things, disclosure and other related requirements where a transaction is subject to securityholder approval pursuant to the TSX Company Manual (Manual).
Canada
2 Nov 2012
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BC Court Of Appeal Rules "Empty Voting" Must Be Dealt With Through Regulatory Or Legislative Change
On October 12, 2012, the British Columbia Court of Appeal overturned the lower court decision which held that a requisition for a general meeting of shareholders of TELUS Corporation (TELUS) made by Mason Capital Management LLC (Mason).
Canada
30 Oct 2012
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CSA Consultation Paper 25-401 – Potential Regulation Of Proxy Advisory Firms
On June 21, 2012, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") published Consultation Paper 25-401:
Canada
19 Jul 2012
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