Learn about the recent spike in proxy access in the U.S. and what the trend may mean for Canadian companies.
Directors of public companies in North America are facing more and increasingly difficult challenges. Shareholders and regulators question board practices, processes and decisions. Compensation committee practices are placed under a microscope, and shareholder litigation is on the rise.
We understand these challenges because we not only regularly advise boards and management on them, we also implement and complete the actions and transactions that sometimes give rise to these challenges. Our cross-disciplinary team has extensive experience advising boards and special or independent committees on M&A deals, related party transactions, succession issues, litigation management, regulatory investigations and proceedings, internal investigations, management compensation, insurance, and board structure and processes.
We serve clients across all corporate governance issues, including:
- takeover defence
- proxy contests
- shareholder litigation
- related party transactions
- shareholder governance proposals
- executive compensation
- government investigations
- compliance programs
- public company regulatory reporting
- special committees
- board structuring
- risk management
- audit committees
- shareholder communications
- management and director succession planning