Friday News Finds – February 16, 2018

By Tegan Valentine It’s been a rough few years for Canadian retailers. First we lost Zellers - an iconic Canadian department retailer. Then, Zellers’ successor, Target Canada, collapsed in what remains one of the biggest US expansion failings in Canadian history. These failures shocked shoppers, however it was the end of Sears Canada - once one …

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Perpetual Dual-Class Stock: The Case Against Corporate Royalty

Original posted on the Securities and Exchange Commission Website Speech made by Commissioner Robert J Jackson Jr. on February 15, 2018 Thank you so much, Steven (Davidoff Solomon), for that kind introduction. I’m delighted to be back on the Berkeley campus. It was only a year ago that you graciously hosted me here as a …

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Friday News Finds – February 9, 2018

By Tegan Valentine Hello and welcome back to Top Five Friday Finds - the weekly series in which we share five of the business news stories that dominated the papers (and our conversations) this week. Last week, we commented on the proposed Kinder Morgan TransMountain expansion project which is slated provide Alberta’s oil producers with the opportunity to …

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Friday News Finds – February 2, 2018

By Tegan Valentine Hello and welcome back to Top Five Friday Finds - the weekly series in which we share five of the business news stories that dominated the papers (and our conversations) this week. Let’s start with a buzz-worthy deal from south of the border. This week, merger talks once again started up between Viacom Inc and CBS …

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The government’s plan for stronger shareholder powers will make business better for everyone

Originally posted by the Financial Post By Anita Anand, Alexander Dyck, Cristie Ford, Richard Leblanc, Randall Morck and Stéphane Rousseau The Financial Post has offered various pieces of commentary that argue against Bill C-25 introduced by the federal government. The bill proposes to implement a requirement of majority voting for all public companies incorporated under the …

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Upcoming Event: Are We Ready for the Next Financial Crisis?

Are We Ready for the Next Financial Crisis? A two day conference on Causes of the Last Financial Crises and Lessons Yet to be Learned March 21 and 22, 2018, 8:45 - 4:30pm Rotman School of Management Desautels Hall (Second Floor, South Building) | map 105 St George Street, Toronto, ON For the registration and full agenda …

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Finkelstein v OSC – Court of Appeal Upholds OSC

By Anita Anand and Tegan Valentine On January 12, 2018 the Ontario Court of Appeal issued its ruling in Finkelstein v Ontario Securities Commission, and for the first time addressed the definition of a ‘person in a special relationship with an issuer’ in relation to insider trading and tipping  Finkelstein was a corporate mergers and acquisition lawyer in …

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