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TORONTO, Dec. 9 /CNW/ - What topics will be top of mind for C-level executives and corporate boards in 2010? BLG, Canada's largest law firm, anticipates the top 10 issues for corporate governance in 2010:
1) White collar crime crack down - the new legislation and changes to
the Criminal Code will impact decision making at the C level.
2) M&A opportunities - industries consolidation will accelerate as
opportunities arise for distressed companies.
3) Employee overtime claims - wireless and wired employee connectivity
raises issues around overtime and compensation policies.
4) Executive pay - the responsibilities of the boards are changing. How
will compensation be calculated and disclosed; what voice will
5) Climate change regulations - what companies need to know to prepare
for Cap & Trade and carbon disclosure; the new opportunities from
carbon trading regimes.
6) The Business Judgement Rule - what it means to be a "responsible
corporate citizen" and the impact of the BCE rule: the Directors'
7) Harmonized sales tax - what businesses need to do to prepare for July
8) Increased vulnerability to litigation - recent developments in Class
Action law suits, what companies can do to prevent Class Actions.
9) Foreign exchange volatility - the innovative trends in managing
foreign exchange risks.
10) Poison pills - regulators give greater deference to boards/majority
vote for the election of directors. How will takeovers be impacted?
Lawyers from BLG are available to discuss in greater detail the challenges that lie ahead as we proceed into 2010. Please contact us to schedule an interview.
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