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The CSA Proposes Amendments to the Current Take-Over Bid Regime

Posted by: and · September 24th, 2014

On September 11, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) published CSA Notice 62-306, announcing proposed amendments (the “Proposed Bid Amendments”) to the current rules governing take-over bids contained in Multilateral Instrument 62-104 ­ Take-over Bids and Issuer Bids (“MI 62-104”). The CSA have indicated that the Proposed Bid Amendments will aim to facilitate the ability of shareholders to make voluntary, informed and co-ordinated tender decisions and provide target boards…

Categories: M & A, Securities Laws

CSA Adopts Prospectus Exemption for Distributions to Existing Securityholders

Posted by: and · May 15th, 2014

On March 13, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) issued a notice adopting a prospectus exemption (the “Exemption”) which allows issuers listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”), the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) or the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”) to raise money by distributing securities to their existing securityholders. The Exemption has been implemented in all provinces and territories in Canada except for Ontario, Newfoundland and…

Director and Officer Indemnification Agreements

Posted by: · January 14th, 2013

In order to attract and retain qualified individuals to act as directors and officers, public companies commonly enter into director and officer indemnification agreements to enhance the protections provided to directors and officers under statutory and corporate by-law indemnification rights and directors’ and officers’ (“D&O”) insurance policies. An indemnification agreement provides each director and officer with contractual indemnity rights enforceable against a company in respect of claims and liabilities arising…

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