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Corporate Governance

BUSINESS SERVICES - Corporate Governance

We assist clients in planning and implementing corporate governance, ethics, and compliance programs in furtherance of good corporate governance and regulatory requirements. We also counsel corporate officers, directors and special committees on all aspects of corporate governance, fiduciary duties, director and officer liabilities, securities and regulatory compliance matters.

Our compliance advisory and counselling services include:

  • reviewing and revising existing programs, policies and procedures.

  • drafting codes of business conduct and related policies.

  • drafting audit committee and other corporate governance charters and related policies.

  • structuring and documenting compliance oversight and reporting, monitoring, and auditing procedures.

  • advising corporate leaders on issues related to board of directors and committee composition, practices, and procedures, special committee activities including those relating to M&A transactions, interested party transactions and litigation.

  • advising directors on their duties and responsibilities, including due diligence.

  • providing advice on the regulatory requirements of the Ontario Securities Commission and Canadian stock exchanges.

Our corporate and litigation lawyers work together on matters such as conducting internal investigations of alleged corporate malfeasance, defending corporations from derivative claims asserted by shareholders and defending officers and directors in securities litigation and related government enforcement proceedings.