While investor presentations and other forms of investor relations materials provided on company websites are an effective tool for communication, mining issuers should remain alert that such materials are captured by the definition of “written disclosure” and the associated disclosure rules in National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”). A review of such investor presentations and other website disclosure was the subject of the recent Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) Staff Notice 43-309 – Review of Website Investor Presentations by Mining Issuers (the “Staff Notice”) issued on April 9, 2015.
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On March 31, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published a CSA Notice and Request for Comment with respect to proposed amendments to Multilateral Instrument 62-104 – Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids (MI 62-104) and changes to National Policy 62-203 – Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids. The 90-day comment period on the proposed amendments ends on June 29, 2015.
The proposed amendments provide for significant changes to the take-over bid regime and in some cases clarify the concepts previously announced by the CSA in September 2014. Please see our detailed report, Amendments to Take-Over Bid Rules Will Deliver More … Continue Reading
Please join us on Monday, March 2, 2015 at the 2015 PDAC conference, where our National Mining Group will present a program specifically tailored for in-house counsel and other decision makers in the mining industry. The program will offer panel discussions on the latest legal developments and issues facing mining companies in Canada and abroad.
Topics presented on will include:
¬ Mining in Canada in the wake of the landmark Tsilhqot’in decision on aboriginal title and the Mount Polley Mines Tailings Facility Breach
¬ Emerging issues in anti-corruption laws and policies
¬ Top legal trends in mining M&A and … Continue Reading