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A minefield of risk? Ontario court grants leave and certifies class for secondary market misrepresentation action

Canada - September 20 2021 Public issuers operating abroad can face difficult decisions in relation to the disclosure of risks and contingencies arising from their foreign…

Craig Lockwood.

Global financial crime compliance costs are trending upwards. Is Canada catching up?

Canada - July 16 2021 Financial crime compliance costs have skyrocketed this past year, with the United States increasing total spending by $8.8 billion in 2020 alone, as…

Sam Dobbin, Lawrence E. Ritchie.

First Merits Decision for Secondary Market Misrepresentation Class Action

Canada - March 8 2021 Until recently, Ontario courts had not considered on the merits a class action under the secondary market misrepresentation provisions of the Ontario…

Kevin O’Brien.

Canada’s deferred prosecution agreements: Still waiting for takeoff

Canada - December 11 2020 Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) were introduced under Canadian law in September 2018 as part of a broader effort by the federal government to…

Lawrence E. Ritchie.

Key developments in white-collar defence

Canada - December 9 2020 This year was marked by uncertainty and increased risk for businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While white-collar enforcement activity…

Malcolm Aboud, Stéphane Eljarrat, Frédéric Plamondon, Lawrence E. Ritchie.