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TMX Releases Consultation Paper on Listing of Emerging Market Issuers

Posted by: · December 18th, 2012

The Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) and TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) issued a joint consultation paper in December 2012 identifying the risks associated with listing emerging market issuers. The consultation paper also provided preliminary guidance with respect to listing considerations and seeks comments from stakeholders to improve regulatory material. The comment period will continue to February 28, 2013. This follows the Ontario Securities Commission’s November 2012 release of Staff Notice 51-720…

OSC Releases Staff Consultation Paper 45-710 on Capital-Raising Prospectus Exemptions and Crowdfunding

Posted by: · December 14th, 2012

On December 14, 2012 the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) published Consultation Paper 45-710 Considerations for New Capital Raising Prospectus Exemptions. The consultation paper looks at options for inclusion of crowdfunding in the prospectus-exempt market review and seeking feedback until February 12, 2013. This consultation paper provides an expanded review from the first consultation notice released by the OSC in June 7, 2012 Broadening Scope of Review of Prospectus Exemptions. This…

Changes at Axium

Posted by: · November 19th, 2012

The partners of Axium Law Corporation wish to announce that founding partner Joseph Giuffre will, effective December 31, 2012, become Associate Counsel to the firm.  Joe will be taking on an exciting new challenge in the new year as Chief Legal Officer of Nevsun Resources Ltd., a growing mid-sized gold producer with operations at its Bisha mine in Eritrea and a copper expansion under construction.  We are excited for Joe…

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ISS Releases Updated Proxy Voting Guidelines

Posted by: · November 16th, 2012

The Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (the “ISS”) released its 2013 Canadian Corporate Governance Policy Updates on November 16, 2012 (the “Policy Updates”). The Policy Updates provide guidance on several corporate governance topics including slate balloting, majority  voting for election of directors, board independence, executive compensation, and advance notice requirements. The Policy Updates follow the recent amendments to the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) Company Manual (the “Amendments”). The Amendments require…

OSC Issues Staff Notice 51-720 – Issuer Guide for Companies Operating in Emerging Markets

Posted by: · November 9th, 2012

On November 9, 2012 the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released Staff Notice 51-720 – an Issuer Guide for Companies Operating in Emerging Markets (the “Guide”). In its review, the OSC identified the following main areas of concerns related to emerging market issuers: Corporate Governance Practices The OSC cites concern at the level of engagement by boards and audit committees in their oversight of management and sense of responsibility for the stewardship…


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