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CSCS Roundtable Discussion on Executive Compensation and Say on Pay

  • 21 Jan 2010
  • 3:00 PM - 6:59 PM
  • Bow Valley Club, 370-250 6 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB T2P 3H7

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Roundtable Discussion on Executive Compensation and Say on Pay

hosted by

Scott Munn, Partner, Hugessen Consulting
David Taniguchi,
Partner, Stikeman Elliott
Tom Graham, Director,
Corporate Finance, Alberta Securities Commission
Charles Kraus, Senior Associate, Stikeman Elliott

on Thursday, January 21, 2010.

Workshop: 3:00 pm - 5:00pm
Reception: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Please join the Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretary's for an overview of insight and comment on the newly revised Executive Compensation rules, and help us ring in the New Year as we enter 2010!

Another exciting year has passed in the world of governance, and perhaps the greatest challenge for Corporate Secretaries in 2009 was complying with the new Executive Compensation disclosure rules.  We welcome three outstanding speakers to provide their insight and expertise as to the challenges issuers faced in complying with these new rules.  We will also be discussing "Say on Pay" trends in Canada, which is certain to be another "hot topic" in 2010.

Cost: 
$52.50 ($50+GST) - CSCS Members
$57.75 ($55+GST) - Non-Members 


Presenters:    

Scott Munn
Partner, Hugessen Consulting

MunnScott.jpgScott is a senior advisor to Compensation Committees and top management of publicly-traded, privately held and public sector organizations on compensation strategy, design, and governance issues. Based in Calgary, he has experience consulting in a wide range of industries - notably energy - as well as income trusts, financial services and technology. Scott is a frequent speaker and contributor of intellectual capital on a broad range of topics around governance, compensation program design, pay and performance linkage and performance measurement. 


David Taniguchi
Partner, Stikeman Elliott

TaniguchiD_web.jpgPrior to joining Stikeman Elliott, Mr. Taniguchi served as senior counsel and assistant corporate secretary of Shaw Communications Inc., Western Canada's largest cable television and Internet company. At Shaw, he focused on corporate finance, strategic transactions, corporate governance and corporate secretarial matters.

Prior thereto, Mr. Taniguchi was a partner at the Calgary office of a national law firm, where he practised securities and corporate-commercial law. He also previously clerked at the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division in Ottawa, Ontario. 


Tom Graham
Director, Corporate Finance, Alberta Securities Commission

TomGraham.jpgMr. Thomas Graham is the Director, Corporate Finance of the Alberta Securities Commission. He is responsible for the ongoing services related to the review of offering documents, monitoring continuous disclosure filings, and making recommendations on applications for exemptive relief from securities legislation. Closely related to these day-to-day services, Corporate Finance is active in the formulation and development of appropriate rules, regulatory instruments, policies, blanket orders and legislative amendments used in the regulation of the Alberta and Canadian capital markets.

Prior to joining the ASC, as Director, Listings at TSX, Mr. Graham was responsible for the application of the TSX Corporate Finance rules and Listing Requirements as well as overseeing the TSX Listings Committee. Prior to this, Mr. Graham held progressive positions with the TSX Venture Exchange (and predecessor Alberta Stock Exchange), Ernst & Young and Coopers Lybrand, which included a secondment to the ASC. A graduate of the University of Calgary and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.


Charles Kraus
Senior Associate, Stikeman Elliott

Chuck Kraus.jpgChuck Kraus is a Canadian and U.S.-qualified senior associate in Stikeman Elliott's Calgary office.  Chuck practises primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, with a particular focus on significant cross-border and international transactions, drawing on his experience as a corporate lawyer on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border.

In his M&A practice, Chuck frequently acts for Canadian, U.S. and other international-based public and private clients in strategic transactions, including acquisitions, disposition and joint ventures.  Mr. Kraus has experience guiding acquirors, targets, and significant shareholders through the entire transaction process.

In his capital markets practice, Chuck frequently represents underwriters, issuers and major investors in both public and private securities offerings, including Canadian "bought deals" and prospectus offerings, U.S. MJDS offerings, "offshore transactions" under Regulation S, and private placements in the U.S. under Rule 144A and Regulation D.  Chuck also advises Canadian clients regarding accessing the U.S. capital markets, including U.S. exchange listings and regarding periodic reporting requirements applicable to U.S. foreign issuers, including compliance with the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act.


 

For additional information please contact:
 Lynn Beauregard or Pamela Smith 

1-800-774-2850  ∙  416-921-5449

 

The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS) is the voice of Corporate Secretaries and governance professionals in Canada.  Its members deal with disclosure  and matters affecting corporate governance, including the structure and meetings of the board of directors and its committees, the proxy process and annual meetings.  As such CSCS strives to provide valuable and timely information on recent changes and developments which affect our members – in all sectors. 

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