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Canadian Directors Should Heed Recent U.S. Caremark Litigation [16]

June 05, 2020 – Over the past year there has been a noticeable uptick in claims permitted by Delaware courts alleging a failure by directors to make a good faith effort to monitor corporate operations – otherwise known as a Caremark claim.1 A Caremark claim is founded on the principle that directors have, as a…

Announcement

Davies Litigators Earn Top Honours at 2020 Benchmark Canada Awards[17]

May 29, 2020 – Davies’ award-winning Litigation team has once again been recognized for its exceptional talent and commitment to client success, taking home four top wins at the Benchmark Canada 2020 Awards held online on May 28, 2020. Partner Kent Thomson was honoured with the Benchmark Litigation Hall of Fame…

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Anti-Corruption: OECD Releases Practical Guidelines to Promote a Cultural Shift in Society and Businesses[18]

May 27, 2020 – Preventing corruption is a day-to-day challenge that requires society as a whole to become aware of the necessity to foster a real cultural shift. Although legislation and internal policies remain essential, they are not sufficient to prevent corruption. They must be supplemented by a genuine…

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Canadian Government’s Proposed Extension of Time Limits Due to COVID-19[19]

May 27, 2020 – As part of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Finance recently published a draft legislative proposal, the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19) (Proposal), that, if implemented, would provide for an automatic six-month suspension of time limits in…

In the News

Kent Thomson Quoted in The Globe and Mail on Telecom Rates Appeal[20]

May 25, 2020 – The Globe and Mail quoted Davies partner Kent Thomson in an article published last week following a request by Canada’s large cable carriers that the Federal Court of Appeal hold an in-person hearing of their pending appeal in that Court. The companies are appealing an August ruling of the CRTC that…

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