A number of high-profile incidents over the past decade have brought into question companies’ corporate ethics, bringing unprecedented public scrutiny to how organizations police themselves. Regulators, shareholders and the general public are demanding that organizations have corporate governance policies and procedures in place to ensure organization-wide cultures of candour and openness with all stakeholders.
Good corporate control requires organizations to combine solid legal understanding, sound ethical judgment and business practicality. The consequences of ineffective oversight can expose officers and directors to regulatory review and potential lawsuits. McMillan’s Business Law Group provides cutting edge advice to our public and private clients in matters related to corporate governance. Our lawyers combine a thorough understanding of applicable laws with corporate governance best practices, providing clients with a set of business solutions tailored to their particular needs, regardless of the size of the organization.
We believe that the best way to avoid a crisis is to plan for one. When a corporate governance crisis does arise, we marshal specialists from across our firm to deliver a comprehensive solution that helps restore and preserve the confidence of all stakeholders.
In particular, McMillan helps corporate clients lead by:
- Implementing board and committee structures/charters
- Assisting with responses to regulatory investigations
- Ensuring ongoing regulatory compliance
- Designing preventative measures to address hostile transactions
- Assisting with timely continuous disclosure
- Advising on directors/officers’ liabilities, indemnity and insurance
- Assisting with shareholder relations and disputes
- Advising on the need for, and the establishment of, independent or special committees
- Designing internal and disclosure controls
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iAnthus Decision Changes the Landscape for Corporate Plans of Arrangement under the BCBCA by Permitting Third-Party Releases
Big Brother’s Access Limited – Canadian Privacy Commissioners Rule Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition Tool in Breach of Canadian Privacy Laws
Canadian Regulators Remove Key Barrier to Distribution of Alternative Mutual Funds – New Courses Will Permit Mutual Fund Dealers/Registered Firms to Trade in Securities of Alternative Mutual Funds
Keeping the CPTPP as a Spare Tire: The New and Different Automotive Rules of Origin Under the CUSMA and the CPTPP
SCC Holds Section 12 Charter Protection Against “Cruel or Unusual Treatment or Punishment” Not Applicable to Corporations
Managing Construction Risk in 2020 and Beyond – The Pursuit of Success and the Art of Avoiding the Train Wreck
May 1 Update: COVID 19: Temporary Relief of Corporate Requirements for Shareholder and Director Meetings
Update – British Columbia Business Corporations Act Transparency Register Requirements Extended to October 1, 2020
Supreme Court of Canada Opens the Door to Novel International Human Rights Claims: The Uncertain Implications for Canadian Resource Companies
New Transparency Requirements: Private Companies in British Columbia Now Required to Collect and Disclose Shareholder Information
Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Investors in Brazilian Insolvency Proceedings: Lessons from the IBA’s 2019 Global Restructuring Conference
On the Record: Private Corporations in British Columbia Will Soon be Required to Collect and Disclose Shareholder Information
Starting in June 2019, Private CBCA Corporations Required to Gather and Record Detailed Information About Their Shareholders
In Aurora, Securities Regulators Affirm the New Take-over Bid Regime and Signal that Exemptive Relief under the New Regime will Prove to be Difficult and that Tactical Shareholder Rights Plans may be Extinct
In this Great Future, You Can’t Forget Your Past – Update to the Government of Canada’s Integrity Regime Provides Clarity, Includes General Anti-Avoidance Provisions
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