A new world order – Are you cyber-ready?

by H+K Canada

May 25, 2015

A new world order – Are you cyber-ready?

On May 21, our intelligence expert Ray Boisvert presented the keynote address at ARC Group’s annual seminar in Toronto, discussing new era risks and realities of cyber threats today. Ray is a former national security insider and well-respected thought-leader in the Canadian security space, helping businesses understand and manage risk-mitigation strategies and solutions. His expertise … Read more

H+K Canada wins again with CNOOC

The Canada China Business Council honours agency with Gold Award in business excellence Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is pleased to receive yet another award for its work with China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) in its $15-billion acquisition of Canada’s Nexen Inc. The Canada China Business Council (CCBC) recently recognized H+K Canada’s work with a Gold … Read more

H+K Canada wins prestigious Global SABRE Award

H+K Canada wins big—again! The Holmes Report has recognized our work on CNOOC’s purchase of Nexen, as one of the 50 Best Public Relations Programs in the world today with a Global SABRE Award. The transaction was the largest-ever successful Chinese outbound investment and the largest Canadian M+A transaction of 2012. Our also team claimed … Read more

H+K Canada wins big at Holmes Report SABRE Awards

H+K Canada took home some industry hardware at last night’s SABRE Awards ceremony in New York City. Presented by the Holmes Report, our team took home the excellence award in the Chemicals and Industrials category for our work on CNOOC’s purchase of Nexen. The transaction was the largest-ever successful Chinese outbound investment and the largest … Read more

Previewing the Conservatives’ winter legislative agenda

Our national public affairs service leader Elizabeth Roscoe recently spoke to the Hill Times about the upcoming return of Parliament and what we’ll be seeing on the Conservatives’ agenda. Here is a copy of the article, originally published at HillTimes.com on January 13, 2014. Early budget, resources, justice top Conservatives’ winter legislative agenda By Mark … Read more

The gated investment climate

In October, The Economist included an interesting special feature entitled “The Gated Globe.” The feature noted that less than one third remains of the eleven trillion dollar international capital flow that existed prior to 2007. To explain this development, the magazine cited myriad regulatory and protectionist policies cropping up in countries around the world. Among … Read more

More investment policy change

An interesting policy development occurred during my recent trip to China for the Canada China Business Council’s AGM and policy conference held from October 16 to 18. Prime Minister Harper not only signed an agreement with the EU that raised the threshold limits of foreign investment by EU countries to 1.5 billion, but the agreement … Read more

CNOOC – largest-ever Chinese foreign investment

As Beijing-based Chinese energy company CNOOC Limited planned a $15-billion acquisition of Canada’s Nexen Inc., it asked H+K Canada to lead a multilingual, multi-stakeholder endeavor with our top GR and PR strategists from three countries. During the acquisition, CNOOC Limited knew it would ignite debate on complex issues such as economic nationalism and foreign direct … Read more

China Trusts H+K Canada for Foreign Investment Advice

This article was originally published on Bloomberg.com on August 21, 2012. Hill & Knowlton Strategies is the busiest lobbying firm in Ottawa for foreign takeovers, using lessons learned from the country’s biggest failed takeover bid to advise Cnooc Ltd. (883) on its $15.1 billion offer for Nexen Inc. (NXY) The Canadian division of the New … Read more