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A Practical Guide to Handling Whistleblower Complaints for In-House Counsel

Canada - March 4 2019 Last week, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced that it had awarded $7.5 million to three whistleblowers who provided tips that led to…

Several Common Employment Agreement Provisions Could Violate the Securities Act

Canada, USA - February 1 2019 In July 2016, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) launched its Whistleblower Program — the first of its kind in Canada. Under the Whistleblower…

OSC’s first whistleblower reprisal case is a cautionary tale for companies

Canada - August 13 2020 When the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) launched its Whistleblower Program in July 2016, a cornerstone of the regime was the new provisions in…

Companies Should Review Their Foreign Corruption Compliance Policies After SEC’s Recent Settlement with Canadian Firm

Canada, USA - October 7 2019 On September 27, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Vancouver-based Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (Westport) and its…

Court decision raises risk of securities class actions for companies receiving whistleblower report

Canada, USA - November 16 2020 Internal whistleblower reports raise a series of risks for securities issuers, including concerns about the risks of conducting an inadequate…

Adrian Pel.