Which is Best for Your Business: Provincial or Federal Incorporation?

Once the decision is made to incorporate, business owners must consider whether to register their company as a provincial or a federal corporation.  The following article provides a brief overview of the advantages and disadvantages of both options. Legislation On the provincial level, each province and territory in Canada has their own laws governing the [...]

“Say on Pay” Legislation: A Brief and Non-Binding Overview

What is “Say on Pay”? “Say on pay” is a phrase that has been gaining currency in the past several years.  It refers to legislation that gives a firm's shareholders the right to vote on the remuneration of executives.  This type of legislation is one of the responses to soaring executive compensation which is too often uncorrelated to [...]

By |2020-07-29T10:30:10-07:00July 29th, 2020|Blog, Canada Business Corporations Act, Corporate Law|

British Columbia’s New Benefit Company Legislation

British Columbia recently became the first Canadian province to allow the establishment of benefit companies. Businesses can now apply to become a benefit company under the BC Business Corporations Act (the “Act”). What is a benefit company? Maryland was the first state to allow the creation of benefit companies under law. Since then, 36 US [...]

BC Transparency Register

New Requirements for BC Private Companies Effective May 1, 2020, private companies in British Columbia will be legally required to keep and maintain a transparency register containing information about “Significant Individuals”. In summary, Significant Individuals are individuals who have direct or indirect control of a private company or a significant number of its shares. Significant [...]

New Transparency Obligations Affecting Canadian Companies

What You Need To Know About New Transparency Obligations Affecting Canadian Companies By Taylor Keene & David McHugh Big changes are coming to the information collection obligations of companies in Canada and the information disclosure obligations of their shareholders. If you are a director, officer, or shareholder of a Canadian corporation, you’ll want to read [...]

By |2020-11-27T07:07:02-08:00May 3rd, 2019|Blog, Canada Business Corporations Act, Corporate Law|

Protecting a Business Name

Protecting a Business Name This blog post is not legal advice and is for general informational purposes only. Always speak with a lawyer before acting on any of the information contained herein. Picking a business name is often one of the first steps an entrepreneur takes when planning to form a new business. Among many [...]

By |2020-10-30T08:31:38-07:00January 6th, 2016|Blog, Corporate Law|
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