Corporate governance requires balancing intricate competing interests under the intense spotlight of regulatory, operational, fiduciary, political, communications and market factors. It requires the application of judgment, legal analysis, and practical decision-making in a real-time environment where decisions are likely to be second-guessed and sometimes reviewed by the courts.
We understand that the best way to avoid a corporate governance crisis is to plan for it; and that often the most successfully resolved crises are the ones that no one hears about. But when an issue is in the spotlight, we bring to bear an unparalleled array of resources and expertise, including securities regulation, disclosure, corporate law, communications policy, compliance practices, privacy, fiduciary duties, investor relations, activist shareholders and experience-based business judgment.
We are experienced in guiding boards of directors, special committees, management and corporate leadership on the full range of governance issues that confront them. In fact, our multidisciplinary, business-focused approach to addressing these issues has been relied on by many of the most sophisticated global companies.
We assemble teams of litigation and corporate partners experienced in all aspects of these sensitive matters, including:
- advising boards, committees, management and leadership in discharging their legal and fiduciary obligations while preserving all available legal protections
- responding to and negotiating with national and international securities regulators and other enforcement agencies
- working with your auditors and financial advisors to resolve potential accounting issues
- handling disclosure in a manner that both satisfies legal obligations and is sensitive to the concerns of investors, employees and the media
- conducting internal investigations to determine relevant facts quickly and accurately
- working with financing sources
- handling any civil litigation that may arise
Let Dentons be your partner in leading the way.
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February 27, 2015
February 26, 2015
On February 19, 2015, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) introduced a family, friends and business associates prospectus exemption and the Canadian Securities Administrators proposed amendments to the accredited investor, the short-term debt and the minimum amount investment prospectus exemptions. These developments are designed to make it easier for small- and medium-sized enterprises to raise investment capital. Read more
February 18, 2015
On February 24, 2015, the US Securities and Exchange Commission announced a settlement with The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (Goodyear) pursuant to which Goodyear will pay more than US$16 million in disgorgement and prejudgment interest to resolve alleged violations of the books and records and internal controls provisions Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Read more
On February 3, 2015, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released Staff Consultation Paper 15-401. The OSC proposed a whistleblower program aimed at encouraging individuals with high quality information regarding serious misconduct to come forward. The program would fall under the Enforcement Branch, independent of the Inquiries and Contact Centre which currently accepts tips about possible breaches of securities laws without incentives or awards. Read more
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November 30, 2012
January 18, 2012
SNR Denton announced today the latest offering in its crisis and risk management capabilities as a complement to the firm's global Corporate Governance practice. The new Board Advisory and Risk & Crisis Management team includes a cross-disciplinary group of professionals to help corporate boards and executive management proactively address governance issues before they become a crisis, and swiftly respond to emergencies in the event they do occur. Read more
SNR Dentons US Chief Executive and US Managing Partner announced today several appointments in the firms United States practice and office leadership team. Read more