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

Bonterra Energy Corp., 2020

Acting for the special committee of the board of directors of Bonterra Energy Corp. in its response to Obsidian Energy Ltd.'s unsolicited takeover bid to acquire Bonterra.

SunOpta Inc., 2020

Acted for SunOpta Inc. in connection with a US$60-million equity investment by related party Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and activist shareholder Engaged Capital, LLC in preferred shares of a SunOpta subsidiary exchangeable into common shares of the public parent company and voting on an as-exchanged basis.