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Carol Hansell
Founding Partner

Hansell LLP

Carol Hansell is the Founding Partner of Hansell LLP, providing expert independent legal and governance advice to boards of directors, shareholders, management teams and regulators. Her firm is regularly engaged on matters that include special committee mandates, board investigations, governance reviews and shareholder engagement. Carol is an experienced director. She serves on the boards of Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada, Life Storage, Inc. (NYSE: LSI) and the American College of Governance Counsel. Past board service includes the Bank of Canada and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board. Carol is the author of a best selling book for directors and a four volume loose-leaf service. Carol served as the only non-American Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section) and continues to serve as Special Canadian Advisor to the Corporate Laws Committee of the ABA. She teaches in the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program across Canada. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the American College of Governance Counsel. She is also the Chair of the Business Law Advisory Council, appointed by the Province of Ontario. Carol has received a number of awards and recognitions.

Year Called to the Bar:1988 (ON); 2009 (New York)
161 Bay St, Suite 2800, PO Box 225
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 649-8486
Fax: (416) 907-9149
E-mail: chansell@hanselladvisory.com

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  • May 01, 2017
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  • Mar 27, 2017
    Proposed amendments to the CBCA will bring governance rules like majority voting into law for many companies. Are these changes necessary? There’s some doubt. Are they coming? No doubt at all.
  • May 29, 2015
    The pace of change in corporate governance has never been faster in Canada
  • Mar 25, 2015
    About 30 per cent of target boards remained independent after a hostile bid over a 10-year period — one of several key figures highlighted in a study released by a Toronto law firm ahead of an ...
  • Feb 09, 2015
    Activist investors in Canada are increasingly focusing on detailed operational decisions. Whether this is a positive development depends on whom you ask.
  • May 30, 2014
    Shareholder activist tactics are evolving, from Twitter to golden leashes to vote buying

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