Directors and officers of Canadian public companies are facing increasing scrutiny from regulators, stock exchanges, institutional investors, shareholders and the media. Canadian regulators have enacted a number of rules to strengthen investor confidence, and are increasingly vigilant in enforcing these rules, particularly given the current economic climate.

Steve Cohen Law offers corporate governance and other securities compliance advice to individual directors and officers or to committees of directors or officers. The legal advice is independent to advice provided to the company or other stakeholders in the company, and can be provided in the context of a director or officer’s appointment, on an ongoing basis and/or in connection with a material transaction.

Steve Cohen Law advises directors and officers on such matters as board and committee mandates and assessments, continuous disclosure practices, insider trading and reporting requirements, executive compensation, certification requirements and D&O insurance and indemnification practices.