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Michael Ford (post until Oct. 31/18)
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Common drafting mistakes in shareholder agreements

By Cameron MacCarthy and Chris Johnston This is the first article in a two part series discussing common issues arising from or related to shareholder agreements. If you ... Read more

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Defensive tactics to defend against an unsolicited take-over bid

By Cameron MacCarthy and Joe Rattan Recent changes  to Canadian securities laws (as of May 2016) have created longer time frames and higher tender bid thresholds, ... Read more

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OSC whistleblower policy not a game changer: Radnoff

It would be optimistic to call the Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) new whistleblower program a ‘game-changer’ with respect to its role in preventing fraud, ... Read more

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Increased reporting requirements for exempt market distributions

By Cameron MacCarthy and Adam Rock Effective June 30, 2016, issuers will be subject to increased reporting requirements for exempt market distributions with the ... Read more

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Supreme Court rules on securities class action limitations

By Brian Radnoff In  Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. Green, 2015 SCC 60  ( Green ), the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled on the limitation periods for ... Read more

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Gender diversity report highlights chicken-and-egg problem

The results of a recent gender equality survey of public issuers highlights the circular problem with finding meritorious board members, says Toronto civil litigator Patricia ... Read more

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TSX-listed companies must disclose number of female executives

In an effort to increase the number of women on boards and in other high-ranking positions, as of Jan. 1 Ontario public companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) will ... Read more

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OSC decision shows severity of penalties for illegal insider trading

Financial and professional sanctions imposed by the Ontario Securities Commission in a recent illegal insider trading case demonstrate how seriously regulators take these ... Read more

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Class action decision clarifies rules on overlapping plaintiffs

A recent decision in the  Silver v. IMAX  case should have a positive impact on the willingness of defendant issuers to settle class actions – good news for both defendants and ... Read more

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Dip in securities class actions not a surprise

It is not surprising that there were fewer securities class actions filed in Canada in 2012, says Toronto litigator  Brian Radnoff . “The greatest cause of the decrease is the ... Read more

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