Frédéric Duguay* is a Partner at Hansell LLP. He advises companies, boards, committees and shareholders on corporate governance, securities law and regulatory matters. Frédéric regularly advises on disclosure requirements, compliance policies, director independence matters, and stakeholder engagement matters. Over the last several years, Frédéric has conducted a number of board effectiveness and governance benchmarking reviews for several major organizations, including public companies, financial institutions, government-owned corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining the firm, Frédéric held progressively more senior positions at the Ontario Securities Commission, where he advised the Commission on matters concerning take-over bids, conflict of interest transactions and proxy-related matters. He also led a wide range of regulatory and policy initiatives focused on improving the board's accountability to shareholders and shareholder democracy, such reviewing the proxy voting system, implementing the oversight regime for credit rating agencies, and adopting revised executive compensation disclosure rules.
Frédéric is a contributor to the LexisNexis Canada Practice Advisor module on securities law and corporate governance, and has been recognized as a corporate lawyer to watch in the 2016 Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Corporate Lawyers in Canada. He served as Chair of the Board of the Coopérative Radiophonique de Toronto (CRT) from 2013 to November 2015, where he led the CRT through management changes and its board renewal process, and worked with management to secure several important government grants to navigate funding challenges.
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