Apr 12, 2021
The June 30, 2021 deadline for registered firms and their representatives to comply with the first phase of the CFRs relating to conflicts of interest is fast approaching. The new conflicts of interest requirements will require registrants to review and, where necessary, implement changes to their existing conflicts of interest policies and procedures.
Mar 31, 2021
The June 30, 2021 deadline for registered firms and their representatives to comply with the new CFRs relating to conflicts of interest is fast approaching.
Sep 23, 2020
Review of Wright v. Horizons and potential future implications on IFAM industry.
Aug 19, 2020
A legal update on psychedelics: four Canadians with late stage cancer receive approval to use psilocybin to treat
their end-of-life distress.
Jul 16, 2020
Thinking about raising institutional capital to expand your reach in North America? There are a variety of considerations that impact how you do business in Canada and the United States.
Jul 10, 2020
A primer on the emerging psychedelics industry and how it fits into Canada's legal framework.
Jun 23, 2020
This discussion will highlight key priorities of the OSC, including an update on burden reduction work underway. Remarks will also focus on the OSC’s response to COVID19 and provide a regulatory roadmap for navigating contested transactions.
Apr 30, 2020
Updated April 30, 2020 On October 3, 2019, the Canadian Securities Administrators
Nov 11, 2019
This bulletin summarizes our concerns and conclusions with respect to the Canadian short selling regulatory regime.
Jul 22, 2019
The Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) recently announced two important changes to certain regulatory requirements
Jun 5, 2019
Thinking about raising institutional capital to expanding your reach to the United States? There are a variety of considerations that will impact how you do business south of the border so we invite you to join us as we provide an overview of U.S. regulation.
May 21, 2019
On May 15, 2019, the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) announced that registrants will no longer have to pay late fees associated with the disclosure of outside business activities (“OBAs”) past the required deadline.
May 21, 2019
A recent Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) settlement agreement with NextBlock Global Limited (“NextBlock”) and Alex Tapscott (“Tapscott”) highlights the risk associated with issuers providing investor presentation slide decks or other marketing documents to prospective investors.
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”).
Jan 8, 2019
On November 29, 2018, Canada amended the Regulations to the Justice for
Nov 14, 2018
On November 9, 2018, Supreme Court of Canada upheld legislation that supports the creation of a national securities regulator under a cooperative system.
Oct 5, 2018
The Canadian Securities Administrators have published the much anticipated final version of amendments introducing a "liquid alternatives" regulatory regime
Sep 24, 2018
As a finding of "joint actor" or "acting jointly or in concert" can result in significant obligations, we have published a paper that seeks to provide clarity
Sep 21, 2018
The most successful lawyers are those who know how to engage other professional advisors.
Jul 18, 2018
June 21, 2018, the CSA released reforms to better align the interests of securities advisors, dealers, and representatives with the interests of their clients.
May 9, 2018
Amendments will amend requirements regarding the election of directors, make mandatory certain diversity disclosure and impact shareholder communications for federally-regulated public companies
May 7, 2018
Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") published OSC Staff Notice 11-779 Seniors Strategy and brings attention to the unique challenges relating to the financial lives of Ontario seniors (65+)
Apr 18, 2018
April 12 2018 Canadian Securities Administrators publish CSA Staff Notice 61-303 and Request for Comment Soliciting Dealer Arrangements to deepen understanding of use of soliciting dealer arrangements
Apr 18, 2018
Prospectus exemptions introduced by Rule 72-503 as well as exemptions for the resale of securities outside of Canada scheduled to come into force on June 12, 2018
Mar 20, 2018
The OSC and the FCAAS released their reasons for the orders granted concerning the hostile take-over bid by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for CanniMed Therapeutics Inc.
Mar 16, 2018
The Canadian Securities Administrators have published CSA Staff Notice 31-352 Monthly Suppression of Terrorism and Canadian Sanctions Reporting Obligations.
Feb 10, 2018
Today marks the first anniversary of the start of what was likely the most acrimonious proxy fight in Canada in 2017.
Jun 15, 2017
Regulatory Reset for Reports of Canadian Private Placements
Jun 15, 2017
Taking CASL by Storm: Compliance Tips for Investment Fund Managers
May 30, 2017
Regulators Rethink "Best Interest" Standard for Registrants
May 10, 2017
Please join us for a discussion with McMillan D & O liability experts Markus Koehnen and Leila Rafi. Drawing on practical examples from real contracts and cases, they will discuss how, why and when Boards get into trouble and give you techniques to keep Boards out of trouble.
Mar 24, 2017
Interoil/Exxon Plan of Arrangement: Third Time's A Charm