Category: Enterprise Risk & Crisis Response

Codes of Responsible Business Conduct: When Good Intentions Become Binding

December 3, 2018

Voluntary codes of conduct have become common (and even expected) practice as part of a broader corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy for companies across all industries. Increasingly, companies have been facing litigation and reputational risks in connection with the implementation of their CSR goals and policies as articulated in their codes of conduct.

Managing Enterprise Risk: Spotlight on Directors’ and Officers’ Liability

December 6, 2017

Directors and officers can face personal liability exposure in a wide range of circumstances, including claims for securities misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, oppression and liabilities imposed by statute. Join members of the Blakes Enterprise Risk group and an industry expert from Marsh for a practical discussion about the various ways directors and officers can be protected against personal…

CSA Comment on Registrants’ Cybersecurity and Social Media Practices

October 23, 2017

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have published Staff Notice 33-321 Cyber Security and Social Media (Staff Notice 33-321), which summarizes survey results of registered firms’ cybersecurity and social media practices, and provides guidance on each of the survey topics, reflecting the CSA’s expectation that registered firms will be vigilant to safeguard themselves and their clients from cyber threats. BACKGROUND Last…

Privilege: What In-House Counsel Need to Know

September 28, 2016

Privilege continues to be a topic of considerable interest to both in-house legal teams and private practitioners. Join leading lawyers from Blakes who will survey recent developments regarding the law of privilege, with particular regard to the impact on general counsel and in-house legal teams. Topics: Overview of types of privilege Privilege compared to the Duty of Confidentiality Limits of…