Mr Pascal de Guise

Pascal de Guise


Corporate Finance/M&A

Canadian securities regulators publish crowdfunding exemption
Canada | 02 December 2015

The securities regulatory authorities in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia recently published, in final form, Multilateral Instrument 45-108 – Crowdfunding. The instrument includes a crowdfunding prospectus exemption and a registration framework for funding portals to allow start-up and early-stage companies to raise capital.

Quebec: a safe haven for boards under siege?
Canada | 12 March 2014

Concerned with the hollowing out of Quebec Inc, the Parti Québécois minority government came out strongly in favour of the right of a board of directors to 'just say no' to hostile takeovers. Under a proposal contained in its recent 2014-2015 budget, Quebec corporations could implement novel defensive tactics.