“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 [...]

Canada’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA)

Benefits to Buyers and Sellers Businesses must continually adapt to changing economic conditions. Some strategies are appropriate for a booming economy and others are better suited for today’s more uncertain times. Working through the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) is one of the best available strategies when considering an acquisition in a turbulent economic environment. [...]

By |2020-04-23T12:35:27-07:00April 22nd, 2020|Blog, Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act|

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 |2019-07-11T13:13:33-07:00May 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 |2020-05-15T06:21:53-07:00January 6th, 2016|Blog, Corporate Law|