Tag Archives: transparency

Did we say transparency? Never mind

Just as Canadian miners are reporting payments to governments for the first time under ESTMA, the new Republican administration has done a full 180. The U.S., once a disclosure leader, is now bucking the trend
By Diane Peters
March 2nd, 2017

Irony is great when it turns up in novels or movies. But when it surfaces where it doesn’t belong—in connection with legislation governing the business and reporting practices of international mining and resources companies, say—things can get awkward. Or worse. … Continue reading

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First you plan, then you pivot

Diversity, transparency, advance notice, notice and access, say-on-pay, voting infrastructure—they could be keywords, they’re certainly trending as the latest tools and regulations for issuers to master to keep pace with activists in proxy season
By Paul Brent
December 16th, 2013

Rising shareholder activism in recent years along with new policies and proposals from regulators has transformed the process of preparing for the proxy season from a dry routine to a dynamic, constantly changing exercise. As the calendar turns to 2014 … Continue reading

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Through a glass, murkily

After waiting nearly two years for the federal government to clarify the criteria used to rule on foreign takeovers, one senior member of the M&A community says the latest changes fall short
June 17th, 2012

Insider Subrata Bhattacharjee Who Partner, co-chair, national trade and competition group, Heenan Blaikie Involvement Eighteen months after the Conservative government killed BHP Billiton’s attempted takeover of Saskatchewan Potash Corp., it’s just unveiled long- promised amendments to the Investment Canada Act to … Continue reading

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