Kelly Kan’s practice is focused on corporate and securities transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and public and private financings. She also provides counsel on stock exchange listings, corporate governance and securities regulatory matters.

Kelly advises public and private companies in a variety of industries, including private equity and technology.


Education & Admissions

Called to the Ontario bar
JDUniversity of British Columbia
B.Comm. (Honours) University of British Columbia

Insights by Kelly Kan (8 Posts)

Canadian Securities Administrators Seek Input on Activist Short Selling Activities

Dec 16, 2020

Canadian Securities Administrators Seek Input on Activist Short Selling Activities

No Family Resemblance: The Court of Appeal Rules on Interpretation of “Security” and Custodial Sentences

May 5, 2020

The Ontario Court of Appeal's decision in Ontario Securities Commission v. Tiffin provides guidance on what constitutes a "security" and custodial sentences.

The HBC Privatization: OSC Provides New Guidance For a Special Committee Process and Reconfirms Disclosure Obligations in Conflict of Interest Transactions

Mar 3, 2020

Ontario Securities Commission provides new guidance regarding the role and responsibilities of a special committee in a conflicted going private transaction.

Canadians are Friendlier: Shareholder Proposal Regime in the U.S. Could Soon Be More Restrictive

Feb 4, 2020

As the Securities Exchange Commission seeks to change the shareholder proposal regime in the U.S., we compare the proposed amendments to the Canadian regime.

Short Selling in Canada: Regulations are Weak and a New Path Forward is Needed to Reduce Systemic Risk

Nov 11, 2019

This bulletin summarizes our concerns and conclusions with respect to the Canadian short selling regulatory regime.

Dawn of a New Age for Canadian Capital Markets Information

May 14, 2019

On May 2, 2019, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) set out next steps for a new, integrated national information and filing system (the “Renewed System”).

Cutting Out the Middle Man – Proposed Prohibition of Embedded Commissions

Oct 19, 2018

On Sep 13, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators published a notice and request for comment outlining Proposed Amendments to National Instrument 81-105.

Fintech at the Crossroads: Regulating the Revolution

Oct 30, 2016

Fintech at the Crossroads: Regulating the Revolution