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2015 Securities Year in Review

March 2016 Securities Bulletin < 1 read

Through our annual Securities Year in Review publication we seek to highlight key changes in the capital markets sector, particularly with respect to significant changes in securities laws.

In this respect, 2015 was a notable year for capital markets in Canada with important developments in several areas, including a continuing march towards a national securities regulator, numerous reforms to the exempt market system and notable changes to public disclosure requirements. Although most of the amendments were evolutionary rather than revolutionary, they are nonetheless significant for issuers and other stakeholders and hold promise for certain landmark changes in the future.

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Upfront Compensation for Segregated Funds: Is a Total Ban on the Horizon?

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Too Quick to (Summary) Judge: The Shortcomings of Summary Judgment in Patent Actions in Canada

The FCA addresses the shortcomings of summary judgment in patent cases, along with issues relating to "common general knowledge" and experimental testing.

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Land Use Planning and BOMA Standards: Issues and Possible Solutions

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Just Say No (to Fixed-Term Employment Contracts): Court Awards 23 Months’ Pay to Former Business Owner

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Single Proceeding Model Trumps Contractual Rights – Arbitration Clause Held “Inoperative” in Insolvency Proceeding

Ontario's highest court has held that an arbitration clause may be unenforceable in an appropriate insolvency proceeding, introducing contractual uncertainty.

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