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Updates in deposit insurance sector long overdue

  • December 14, 2016
  • Ann Macaulay

The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation and Finance Canada are both looking at updating regulations regarding the financial services sector, trying to address, among other things, the importance of electronic banking.

Clean business is better business

  • August 18, 2016
  • Ann Macaulay

“Consideration” in the form of cash or some other benefit has long been a business standard, greasing the wheels of commerce either overtly or covertly at home and abroad. But with the government starting to strongly enforce its 1999 Corruption of Public Officials Act, that’s starting to change. We take a look at what more changes the TPP might bring.

Reporting standards for climate change up in the air

  • February 22, 2016
  • Doug Beazley

Like the hangover that follows the night before, media coverage of the Paris COP 21 climate accord in late 2015 seemed to shift suddenly from euphoria to pessimism, as critics turned their attention from the scope of the deal to its limits.

Skilled Lawyer Series: The anatomy of a deal

  • December 14, 2015

One Canadian company would like to buy another company of roughly the same size, a deal at mid-market level. What happens next? That’s the question that’s asked – and answered – in the new Skilled Lawyer Series being launched in January.

The art of the deal: Pavan Jawanda looks at M&A

  • December 14, 2015
  • By Ann Macaulay

The low dollar, uncertain commodity prices and Canada’s new government are all factors at play in M&A projections for the new year, says Pavan Jawanda, an associate at McCarthy Tétrault in Vancouver.

Investors vs. the State

  • December 14, 2015
  • Doug Beazley

It’s a system that has evolved to respond to the legal challenges inherent to the global trade environment. But as trade agreements continue to proliferate and take hold, the treaty process that manages conflicts between states and foreign investors is, after decades of operating as an obscure and largely confidential arrangement between lawyers, emerging as a global political flashpoint.

Going by the boards: The women want in

  • August 31, 2015
  • Carolynne Burkholder-James

The Ontario Securities Commission’s “comply or explain” approach to addressing the underrepresentation of women has resulted in a momentum shift on the country’s corporate boards. Seven provinces and two territories adopted the policy last December and it’s already making a difference. The disclosure results themselves have been mixed, according to OSC chair Howard Wetston, with some explanations conforming to the letter but not the spirit of the regulations.