ISS and Glass Lewis Release 2016 Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines

November 27, 2015

ISS and Glass Lewis, two leading proxy advisory firms, recently released updated guidelines for the 2016 Canadian proxy season. Many of the revisions focus on director responsibility and accountability.

Canadian Thin Capitalization Development on Non-Cdn.$ Intra-Group Debt

November 27, 2015

The CRA recently made an announcement that will be helpful to many Canadian subsidiaries of multinational groups who borrow from non-Canadian group members in currencies other than the Cdn.$.

Supreme Court Majority Applies Royalty Fees to Broadcast-Incidental Copies

November 27, 2015

Valuation Analysis Must be Consistent With the Principles of Technological Neutrality and Balance CBC v. SODRAC 2003 Inc.

We Agreed to What? Lease Extensions & The Standard Form Lease in 1251614 Ontario Ltd. v Gurudutt Inc.

November 26, 2015

​The Ontario Superior Court of Justice's contentious judgement in 1251614 Ontario Ltd. v. Gurudutt Inc., 2015 ONSC 2141 provides a cautionary lesson for tenants entering into leases and those exercising lease extension or renewal options.

Charbonneau Commission Report

November 25, 2015

​After 261 days of hearings, the Report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Awarding and Management of Public Contracts in the Construction Industry was tabled and released to the public on November 24, 2015.

BLG's Cindy Clarke and Victoria Prince named WXN 2015 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners

November 25, 2015

​Two partners at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP join community of Canada's most iconic women leaders

Private Placement Permitted by Take-over Target

November 24, 2015

​Take-over targets can complete private placements where they have a genuine need for financing, said the British Columbia Securities Commission in its recent decision.