Hello and welcome to Friday News Finds – a new weekly series we will be featuring on the Blog. Each Friday we will share five of the business news stories that dominated the papers (and our conversations) this week. The US. Federal Reserve announced it’s decision to raise interest rates by one quarter of a percentage point.… Read More Friday News Finds – December 15, 2017
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
By Tegan Valentine The future of bitcoin – the world’s first decentralized digital currency – has dominated investment conversations. Over the past two and a half months alone the digital currency’s value has more than quadrupled, reaching a high of over $17,000 USD per coin on Friday. While this rise has captured the attention (and… Read More Battling Bitcoin
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’
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
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?
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