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Corporate Transparency: What’s Happening Across Canada?

Recent amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) will require private corporations to report information regarding individuals with significant control to Corporations Canada. These amendments form part of the...more

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Key Changes to Alberta's Business Corporations Act

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Alberta’s Bill 84, Business Corporations Amendment Act, 2021 (Alberta) received Royal Assent on December 2, 2021, and came into force on May 31, 2022. Bill 84 introduced significant amendments to the Business Corporations...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Expanding Court Discretion in Court-Approved Arrangements Under the Alberta Business Corporations Act

The Business Corporations Act (Alberta) (ABCA) received an overhaul this week. Bill 84, Business Corporations Amendment Act, 2021 came into force on May 31, 2022. That Bill introduced several changes to the ABCA. These...more

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Registration to Do Business in New Mexico is Not Automatic Consent to General Personal Jurisdiction

In Chavez v. Bridgestone Ams. Tire Operations, LLC, the New Mexico Supreme Court addressed whether a foreign corporation consents to general jurisdiction when it registers to do business and appoints a registered agent, in...more

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Additional Canada Business Corporation Act Regulations to Come Into Force August 31, 2022

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In 2021, the Government of Canada proposed regulations that would change the director election process for certain corporations established under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA). For more information with respect...more

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Entrée en vigueur des modifications à la LCSA visant l’élection des administrateurs

Le 31 août 2022, certaines modifications (les « modifications ») tant attendues à la Loi canadienne sur les sociétés par actions (la « LCSA ») et à des règlements connexes à l’égard du processus d’élection des administrateurs...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Coming Soon: Changes to CBCA Director Elections – The Sequel

Effective August 31, 2022, certain long-awaited amendments (Amendments) to the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) and related regulations administered by the Department of Industry (Regulations) impacting director...more


Going it Alone

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On 12 November 2021, the Supreme Court of Bermuda issued its written judgment in NKWE Platinum Limited v (1) Glendina Pty Limited and Ors (2) Genorah Resources (Pty) Limited. The Court’s ruling both provides helpful...more

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Covered Employers in Illinois and California Must Soon Report Their Pay Equity Data to the State

ILLINOIS - Who is a covered employer? For purposes of the new requirement to report pay data to the Illinois Secretary of State, covered employers are Illinois corporations or foreign corporations authorized to...more

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Additional Changes Coming to Alberta's Business Corporations Act

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On December 2, 2021, the Alberta Government's Bill 84: Business Corporations Amendment Act, 2021 (Bill 84) received Royal Assent. The amendments to the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) (ABCA) contemplated by Bill 84 (which...more

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Représentation féminine dans les conseils d’administration : la pression monte sur les sociétés canadiennes

Les sociétés canadiennes subissent de plus en plus de pression pour augmenter le nombre de femmes dans leur conseil d’administration et leur équipe de haute direction. Il semblerait, en fait, que les sociétés dont le conseil...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Pressure Building on Canadian Companies to Increase Female Representation on Boards

Canadian companies are facing growing pressure to increase the representation of women on their boards and in executive officer positions. There is evidence that suggests that companies with a greater balance of women on...more

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Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast Episode 150: Listen and Learn -- Corporate Formation and Pre-Incorporation Liability

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Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we talk about how corporations are formed, what happens when formation isn’t completed, and the details of pre-formation contract liability.  In this episode,...more

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North Carolina Business Corporation Act Now Permits Fully Virtual Shareholders' Meetings

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On September 20, 2021, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 320 into law, permitting North Carolina corporations to hold shareholders’ meetings solely by means of remote communication under the North Carolina...more

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North Carolina Permanently Authorizes Virtual Only Shareholders’ Meetings

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As discussed in our March 17, 2020 and April 3, 2020 client alerts, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the ability of North Carolina corporations to hold in-person meetings of shareholders. Because the North...more


British Columbia updates its corporate laws to accommodate electronic meetings

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Satisfying the requirements of British Columbia’s Business Corporations Act (BCBCA) for holding regular and special meetings of directors and shareholders, while also complying with public health restrictions during the...more

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Ontario Updates Director Residency Requirements

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As of July 5, 2021, corporations incorporated under Ontario’s Business Corporations Act will no longer be required to have at least 25% of directors be resident Canadians. Effective July 5, 2021, subsection 118(3) of...more

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Entrée en vigueur de modifications à la Loi sur les sociétés par actions de l’Ontario le 5 juillet 2

À compter du 5 juillet 2021, les sociétés constituées sous le régime de la Loi sur les sociétés par actions de l’Ontario (la « LSAO ») ne seront plus tenues de compter des administrateurs « résidents canadiens ». Tel...more


Ontario’s amendments to director residency requirements and shareholder approvals coming into force

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Important changes to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (the OBCA) are expected to come into effect on July 5, 2021. On this date, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario is scheduled to proclaim into force selected...more

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Bill 797: Are Benefit Corporations Coming Soon to Quebec?

On May 26, 2021, Bill 797, An Act to amend the Business Corporations Act to include benefit corporations (Bill 797), was tabled before Quebec’s National Assembly by opposition member Carlos J. Leitão. If adopted, Bill...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Changes to Ontario Business Corporations Act to Come into Force on July 5, 2021

Effective July 5, 2021 corporations governed by Ontario’s Business Corporations Act (OBCA) are no longer required to have any “resident Canadian” directors. As noted in our October 2020 Blakes Bulletin: Ontario Proposes...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Projet de loi n° 797 : Les entreprises à mission sociale bientôt au Québec?

Le 26 mai 2021, le projet de loi no 797, Loi modifiant la Loi sur les sociétés par actions afin d’y intégrer l’entreprise à mission (le « projet de loi no 797 »), a été présenté à l’Assemblée nationale du Québec par M. Carlos...more


Alberta is the latest province to propose “aiding and abetting” prohibition under securities law

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Alberta has a bill in its legislature that would, among other things, enhance the enforcement provisions of its securities laws. If enacted, it would signal a trend among provinces toward greater focus on this area of...more

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LCSA : Modifications concernant le vote à la majorité des voix et le vote contre un administrateur

En mai 2018, le projet de loi C-25, Loi modifiant la Loi canadienne sur les sociétés par actions, la Loi canadienne sur les coopératives, la Loi canadienne sur les organisations à but non lucratif et la Loi sur la...more

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Illinois Reporting Requirements Expand for Employers

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SB1480 Amends the State’s Equal Pay Act and Business Corporation Act - Last month, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed SB 1480, which amended the Illinois Human Rights Act... the Illinois Equal Pay Act and the Business...more

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