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September 23, 2014
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CSA Proposes Dramatic Changes to Take-Over Bid Rules in Canada: A Good Day for Target Companies

A significant proposal regarding the take-over bid regime in Canada was released on September 11, 2014 by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). The CSA and the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) in Quebec had previously released competing proposals in March 2013 on how shareholder rights plans and take-over bid defensive tactics should be dealt with by securities regulators.

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Preparing for the 2015 US Proxy and Annual Reporting Season

It is time for calendar year-end public companies to focus on the upcoming 2015 proxy and annual reporting season. This Legal Update discusses key issues for companies to consider in their preparations.

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Good Corporate Governance Leads To Higher Stock Gains

Good corporate governance and a focus on environmental and social issues by companies lead to higher share price performance, according to a new study released.

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Towards "A More Perfect Union"? - Details of Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System Proposal Released

As part of a push for the harmonization of the current provincial capital markets legislation across Canada and the establishment of a single capital markets regulator, the federal government and the governments of Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick announced on September 8, 2014 that they have signed a memorandum of agreement formalizing the terms of a Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System (the "CCMR"). The announcement was accompanied by consultation drafts of the proposed federal and provincial legislation.

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To Be Clear, SEC Reviewers Want Filings in Plain English, Period

Agency Staffers Correct Punctuation, Scout Jargon in Filings; Larger Type, Please.

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Proposed Bid Amendments

In 2013, the Canadian Securities Administrators published for comment a proposed national instrument on security holder rights plans. The Autorité des marchés financiers also published a consultation paper outlining an alternative proposal relating more generally to defensive tactics. For an overview of the original proposals, please see our March 2013 MarketCaps.

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Hostile Bids Go from Sprints to Marathons: Canadian Securities Regulators Propose Significant Amendments to Take-Over Bid Rules

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued a major announcement today that all 13 of Canada's securities regulators have agreed they will not pursue two previously announced competing proposals on the regulation of shareholder rights plans. Instead they intend to propose amendments to their take-over bid rules that will maintain a harmonized take-over bid regime across Canada, but will significantly change the way in which hostile take-over bids are conducted in Canada.

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CSA Finds Antidote For Poison Pill Debate

With a longer deposit period and a 50% minimum tender condition, Canadian securities regulators have agreed on a common cure for the differing views on regulating a traditional M&A defensive tactic.

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Say-on-Pay Votes Increasingly Tied to Performance

Major shareholders are becoming more sophisticated in their use of say-on-pay votes, increasingly casting their ballots with a close eye on the alignment between a company's executive pay and its stock market performance, a new review has found.

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