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OSC alleges legal assistant involved in insider trading

Canada - October 27 2017 The Ontario Securities Commission has issued a statement of allegations against a former legal assistant at a major Bay Street law firm and three…

Geoffrey Grove, Lauren Tomasich

Ontario introduces amendments to franchise legislation

Canada - October 10 2017 Life may soon get a little easier for franchisors doing business in Ontario. The Ontario government recently introduced Bill 154, the Cutting…

Dominic Mochrie

AMF releases paper on managing conflicts of interest related to incentives in insurance

Canada - September 8 2017 The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (the “AMF”) recently released an issues paper on managing conflict of interest risk in relation to incentives…

Fabrice Benoît, Lawrence E. Ritchie

FINRA announces new initiatives to address “bad actor” brokers

Canada, USA - August 3 2017 In May, the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") Board of Governors approved a set of proposals as part of FINRA's "ongoing…

Lawrence E. Ritchie, Lauren Tomasich

Supreme Court of Canada upholds global search engine de-indexing decision: Five implications for internet intermediaries

Canada - June 30 2017 On June 27, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld an injunction that requires Google to remove an entire website from its global search index. The…

Evan Thomas