How the OSC upheld the public interest in Eco Oro case

By Anita Anand Originally posted by The Globe and Mail.  One recent case that consistently crops up among those interested in mergers and acquisitions is the Eco Oro decision, in which the Ontario Securities Commission exercised its public interest jurisdiction and ordered extraordinary relief in considering a proxy contest. The public interest power allows the OSC… Read More How the OSC upheld the public interest in Eco Oro case

The First Critique of the ‘Framework for U.S. Stewardship and Governance’

By Bernard Sharfman Originally posted on the Oxford Business Law Blog at https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/business-law-blog/blog/2017/11/first-critique-framework-us-stewardship-and-governance What’s not to like about a broad set of principles that guide investor stewards in their responsibilities to their pension fund beneficiaries or investors? For example, the Investor Stewardship Group (ISG), a group of leading institutional investors and mega-mutual fund advisors such as… Read More The First Critique of the ‘Framework for U.S. Stewardship and Governance’

Aurora Cannabis formally launches hostile takeover bid for CanniMed

THE CANADIAN PRESS Aurora Cannabis Inc. formally launched its all-stock hostile takeover bid for CanniMed Therapeutics Friday, on the condition that the medical marijuana producer cancel its own planned acquisition of Newstrike Resources Ltd. The Vancouver-headquartered licensed marijuana company says in a statement it placed a newspaper ad for its offer, valued at $24 per… Read More Aurora Cannabis formally launches hostile takeover bid for CanniMed

Upcoming Event: Should Issuers Be Required to Improve their Climate-related Financial Disclosures?

Should Issuers Be Required to Improve their Climate-related Financial Disclosures? Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon (registration opens at 8:30am) Rotman School of Management Desautels Hall (2nd floor) 105 St. George Street Toronto, Ontario Registration $49.95 plus h.s.t. per person (Refreshments will be served) Registration required. REGISTER HERE Please register before noon November… Read More Upcoming Event: Should Issuers Be Required to Improve their Climate-related Financial Disclosures?

OSC Invites TokenFunder to Play in the CSA Sandbox

By Mindy Gilbert, Geoffrey Rawle and Zain Rizvi Originally published by Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. Earlier this month, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released its decision to grant exemptive relief from applicable Canadian registration requirements to Token Funder Inc. (TokenFunder) for the launch of its initial offering of FNDR tokens. By blessing the upcoming… Read More OSC Invites TokenFunder to Play in the CSA Sandbox