The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently adopted final rules that are intended to modernize how companies can raise money to fund their businesses through intrastate (Rules 147 and 147A) and small offerings (Rule 504) while maintaining investor protections.…Keep reading
This time last year the Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence spoke out about making less than her male co-stars after the Sony hack revealed payroll figures on the internet. She questioned whether she had failed as a negotiator when her male …Keep reading
Picture this: you are a craft brewery owner. Business is great – your sales are growing and you are increasing production. Without warning, the unthinkable occurs: you get a letter from the lawyers for Mega Brewing Corp. The lawyers claim …Keep reading
The following article discusses the differences between traditional tendering contracts and request for proposals (or RFPs), in relation to the duty of good faith.
1. What is an invitation to tender?
The formative Canadian decision on the tendering process and …Keep reading
Last week, Bill C-25 was introduced which would amend the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “CBCA”) to, among other things, make “majority voting” mandatory for all “distributing corporations” and would require prescribed disclosure on diversity for “prescribed corporations”. …Keep reading
Cyber security has been identified as a priority area in the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) 2016‑2019 Business Plan as well as by some CSA members. Accordingly, the CSA is working to promote cyber security awareness and resilience. More …Keep reading
The Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”) has published for comment Proposed OSC Rule 72‑503 – Distributions Outside of Canada and its related companion policy (the “Proposed Rule”). The OSC has requested comment on the Proposed Rule by …Keep reading
We take this opportunity to remind you that every employer in British Columbia is required to develop, implement and maintain both a workplace harassment policy and workplace harassment program. This obligation stems from section 115 of the Workers Compensation Act…Keep reading
Visa-exempt business travellers, workers, students, and tourists from countries other than the United States will require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly or transit through Canada by air as of September 29, 2016. The leniency period which allows travel …Keep reading