If my employer is a member of the protocol, can he still sue me? Yes, yes. While the courts have regularly complied with the terms of the protocol by member companies, there are a number of claims that are excluded from the protocol, including the recruitment of clients prior to resignation, the retention of customer data or information on what is authorized by the protocol, the invitation to colleagues to resign from the former company, the violation of a partnership agreement and the forfeiture of funds due under debt or training contracts. The invitation to enter into trader agreements raises a number of questions relating to securities regulation and corporate law issues. From the merchant`s perspective, they raise issues that respect the appropriate disclosure and appropriate handling of conflicts of interest with respect to the invitation of their customers, as well as certain risks associated with the rules for appealing applications for voting rights. In particular, with respect to the request for voting rights, the national instrument 51-102 – Continuous Disclosure Obligations provides that no person or company can make a proxy request without sending a proxy circular containing regulatory information to security holders. Subject to certain exceptions, “an invitation to a security holder to execute or not to execute a form of proxy” and “sending other communications to a security holder in circumstances that could lead to the surrender, withholding or revocation of a proxy.” The CSA also invited market participants to comment on the nature of the communication and/or advertising that should be taken by issuers, on the one hand, and by investment traders and their registered representatives, on the other hand, with regard to these agreements, including the disclosure of their mere existence. While we do not have the strength to change the rules or change the law, we expect the guide to have an impact on how negotiation agreements will be structured in the future, given the CSA`s approval of the guidance note and the lengthy consultation with the distributor and issuer community. Unilateral pricing rules in controversial directors` elections will almost certainly be excluded, although a number of questions remain as to the evolution of the practice. In particular, anyone with questions about dealer contracting or communication is invited to contact one of these members of the Jones Actionholder Activism and Critical Situations bennett team: as the CSA and IIROC have found, “recruitment dealer agreements” generally relate to agreements between issuers and one or more registered investment traders, under which the issuer agrees to pay traders a fee for each guarantee successfully requested by securityholders: (i) (ii) tender for securities related to a tender offer or (iii) participate in a rights offer or exercise rights to repurchase or convert securities , or any other means related to business transactions, in order to obtain the quorum necessary for changes to documents affecting the rights of security holders.