securities law

  • Root for the Forum Conveniens Team

    Mar 25, 2019

    Home court advantage is a much-discussed critical advantage in sports. In other contexts, home court also has clear benefits, including familiarity, efficiency and convenience.

  • A short story about short selling

    Feb 25, 2019

    When Randy Newman famously sang “short people got no reason to live,” he was parodying baseless prejudices, in that case against the vertically challenged. However, his lyrics would probably resonate with some issuers had they been prompted to focus on “short sellers,” who profit from share price reductions.

  • Green eggs and securities ham

    Jan 28, 2019

    There are countless inspirational sayings, profound parables and charming children’s tales about co-operation. And there are comparatively few on constitutional law.

  • Lawyers seeing steep penalties in securities settlements

    Lawyers seeing steep penalties in securities settlements

    Jan 4, 2019

    Katanga Mining Ltd. has paid $28.5 million, plus costs of $1.5 million, as part of a settlement agreement for “material misstatements and failures to make adequate disclosure,” according to reasons released by the Ontario Securities Commission Bulletin.

  • Securities commissions asked to investigate ahead of mining companies merger

    Securities commissions asked to investigate ahead of mining companies merger

    Jan 3, 2019

    Counsel for three non-profit organizations acting on behalf of Indigenous peoples in Guatemala are asking the British Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate two Canadian mining companies’ alleged failure to disclose material information related to a planned purchase of one by the other.

  • SCC rules that a national securities regulator is constitutional

    SCC rules that a national securities regulator is constitutional

    Nov 9, 2018

    In a highly anticipated decision released today, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a proposed co-operative pan-Canadian securities regulator is constitutional, thereby overturning a finding of the Quebec appellate court.

  • GC of U.S. cannabis company prepping for IPO in Canada

    GC of U.S. cannabis company prepping for IPO in Canada

    Oct 31, 2018

    Zachary Kobrin has been watching the Canadian cannabis landscape for some time now and is preparing to navigate its securities landscape as the Florida-based medical marijuana company he represents prepares to go public on this side of the border.

  • The population of misrepresentation

    Oct 22, 2018

    Part of what confuses the definition of misrepresentation is the different contexts in which it is considered.

  • Investor Protection Clinic data reveals barriers, access to justice issues for securities law

    Investor Protection Clinic data reveals barriers, access to justice issues for securities law

    Oct 17, 2018

    An investor legal clinic at Osgoode Hall Law School has released its first ever annual report, revealing that clients accessing the clinic’s services often face access to justice issues such as language barriers, lack of financial resources and a scarcity of securities law and financial investment knowledge.

  • Narration about representations

    Sep 24, 2018

    Representations in M&A agreements may take on a different spin if they were evaluated in the fashion of current political discourse.

  • An everyday story of trading Volk

    Aug 27, 2018

    We all know words can have very different meanings depending on the context, intonation and other factors.

  • Managing compensation in M&A

    Managing compensation in M&A

    Aug 20, 2018

    Executive pay is being increasingly scrutinized in corporate deals

  • Judge orders cyber-scam artist to pay fine in crypto-currency

    Judge orders cyber-scam artist to pay fine in crypto-currency

    Jul 31, 2018

    Judge ordered man to turn over the equivalent of $3.7 million in "PlexCoin" tokens to the court-appointed administrator by the following day or be found in contempt of court.

  • Disclosure decisions gone wrong

    Jul 3, 2018

    When there are dumb questions posed — and, occasionally, unfortunate answers received — the market will continue to see long lawyerly disclosures.

  • Insider trading as baseball season starts

    Jun 4, 2018

    There will never be another Yogi Berra. In the legal world alone, some court decisions call for the type of clarity epitomized by comments such as: “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

  • Blockchain Reaction

    Blockchain Reaction

    May 14, 2018

    The game-changing technology underpinning crypto-currencies such as bitcoin threatens to supersede lawyers and other trusted intermediaries.

  • Beware of rogue clients

    May 14, 2018

    A recent incident involving Bay Street titan Goodmans LLP has shone a light on the issue of rogue clients and the potential damage they can inflict on a law firm’s brand.

  • Proposed amendments to CBCA focus on diversity disclosure and more

    Proposed amendments to CBCA focus on diversity disclosure and more

    May 10, 2018

    With Bill C-25 receiving royal assent on May 1st, amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act are a little closer, including for diversity disclosure.

  • Livent litigation, last act

    Apr 16, 2018

    In the theatrical production industry, there is much attention paid when shows continue to play for long periods.

  • SCC hears Canada and Quebec AGs arguments on national securities regulator

    SCC hears Canada and Quebec AGs arguments on national securities regulator

    Mar 22, 2018

    The Supreme Court of Canada heard the appeal today in Attorney General of Canada, et al. v. Attorney General of Quebec regarding the constitutionality of the implementation of a pan-Canadian securities regulation.