Canada Now Dominates World Bank Corruption List

The Financial Post released an article yesterday announcing that Canada now dominates the World Bank corruption list thanks to SNC-Lavalin.  For a link to the full article please click here.  For more information pertaining to this article and any insurance related topic contact Greg Shields, Partner at Mitchell Sandham ...
Posted: 9/19/2013 5:00:31 PM by MSI

The Protective Shield In A High Stakes Game

The Protective Shield In A High Stakes Game Article by John Chapman and Adam Stephens   A reading of certain recent cases may strike terror in the hearts of directors and officers. In Onex Corp. v. American Home Assurance Co. [2013] 114 O.R. (3d) 161, the personal defendants incurred defence costs of $35 million en route to a $9.25 milli...
Posted: 8/16/2013 3:53:48 PM by MSI

Does the Location of Directors Matter?

The geographic distance of Directors is discussed in this article published by The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.  Click here to access the article. Posted by R. Christopher Small, Co-editor, HLS Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, on Tuesday July 30, 2013 at 9:10 am. For m...
Posted: 7/31/2013 4:05:15 PM by MSI

Directors & Officers: Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation Loss Prevention

Chubb Insurance Company recently released a new loss prevention guide to help directors and officers prepare for litigation if their firm engages in a merger or an acquisition.  M&A activity is up and many companies and their directors and officers are being sued as a result of these transactions.  There are best corporate governan...
Posted: 3/12/2013 1:34:48 PM by MSI

Cyber Insurance as a Revenue Driver

by Greg Shields Considered by most companies to be a cost without a budget, cyber insurance might soon be a revenue driver. The existence of privacy/data/security/technology (aka “cyber”) risks and cyber insurance products should not be a surprise to most CSPE members, as the focus of privacy and data protection regulation has bee...
Posted: 12/17/2012 2:56:29 PM by MSI

Crackdown on the Gatekeepers

There are two major cases in Canada regarding liability of the “gatekeepers”. Here, is Castor Holdings, and here is Hercules. Hercules is one of the most cited cases in Canadian law, and it significantly reduced the professional liability risk faced by the gatekeepers. Castor is a new Quebec court decision, but if it stands up...
Posted: 12/5/2012 9:25:45 AM by MSI

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