Corporate Governance

Corporate boards want seasoned counsel to help optimize their performance, and in special situations to stand with them. Our experts provide insight into your unique issues and equip you to make critical decisions with confidence.

Boards and their committees, as well as management and other stakeholders of leading public and private Canadian and U.S. corporations, turn to us for advice on the full spectrum of governance issues. From ongoing governance strategies and responsibilities to navigating the regulatory landscape, we provide the counsel you need to minimize risk, meet legal obligations and exercise sound judgment at pivotal moments.

When you’re confronted with serious governance issues, we support and advise you on your responsibilities. Whether you’re dealing with activist shareholders, a complex M&A transaction or a litigation challenge, you can rely on our most experienced practitioners to untangle the challenges and create a path to resolution with clarity and speed.

Always at the forefront of evolving legal and policy standards, we publish our take on the latest developments annually in Davies Governance Insights. Our lawyers use their industry-leading knowledge to tailor best practices precisely to the needs of your organization.

Representative Work

Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., 2020

Acted for Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. in connection with Pentwater Capital Management's activist campaign and proxy contest with respect to Turquoise Hill's contested 2020 annual and special meeting.

Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc., 2020

Acting for Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. in its response to the hostile bid launched by SolGold plc for Cornerstone, including Cornerstone's proposed requisition of a meeting of SolGold to change the board of SolGold.