Our team works tirelessly to avoid litigation or regulatory proceedings whenever possible. We collaborate with you to provide strategic counsel and advice before and during investigations, remediation, negotiations and mediation.
When necessary, we will go to battle to defend complex claims, including class actions, cross-border matters, direct actions against individuals and prosecution of subrogated claims.
Our skilled multidisciplinary team can assist with a range of issues, including:
- investigations and proceedings before securities regulatory and self-regulatory organizations across Canada
- mergers and acquisitions, including contested takeover bid litigation
- securities class actions
- shareholder activism, including proxy fights, oppression proceedings and derivative actions
- directors’ and officers’ liability, including shareholders’ and creditors’ actions, and offences under the Securities Act and other regulatory statutes
- internal investigations relating to breaches of securities laws, governance and compliance matters
- improper or unauthorized trading, unsuitable investments, churning, leveraging, breaches of contract, negligence, fiduciary duties and market manipulation
- cross-border securities litigation matters, including regulatory
A wide range of sectors count on us to help manage and minimize their risk, including:
- public and private companies
- full-service and discount investment dealers
- mutual fund and futures dealers
- investment funds
- private funds
- investment banks
- other market participants
We can lead multi-jurisdictional proceedings before the courts and securities regulators across Canada. We can also help advocate for your position when regulators exercise their public interest jurisdiction to decide on private party disputes.
We’ve been recognized in the latest editions of Chambers Canada, Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys and The Best Lawyers in Canada ® .