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2017 Mid-Year Cross-Border Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement Review
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Canada, European Union, Hong Kong, Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 20 2017

Welcome to BakerHostetler’s semi-annual Cross-Border Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement Review, with this edition delivering news


CSA Staff Narrow the Path for Cryptocurrency Offerings
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Canada
  • September 7 2017

On August 24, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released the strongest guidance to date on how securities regulators will view and


Auditor Held to Owe Duty to “Client’s Clients”
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • September 7 2017

In Lavender v. Miller Bernstein LLP, Justice Belobaba heard a motion by the representative plaintiff for summary judgment on several of the common


Canadian Securities Administrators Issue Guidance Regarding Cryptocurrency Offerings
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • August 30 2017

On August 24, 2017, the staff of the Canadian Securities Administrators other than Saskatchewan (CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 46-307 Cryptocurrency


Canadian securities regulators provide guidance on initial coin offerings
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada, USA
  • August 25 2017

Canadian securities regulators have published detailed guidance on initial coin offerings. While not demonstrating advances that some in the industry


Canadian Securities Administrators Provide Guidance on the Review of Material Conflict of Interest Transactions
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • August 18 2017

Transactions between related parties may create material conflicts of interest between an issuer and its directors, officers and related parties. In


Québec regulator takes aggressive enforcement steps against initial coin offering promoters
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • August 16 2017

In recent weeks, Québec’s financial sector regulator, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), has taken aggressive enforcement


Requisitioned meeting breaks deadlock
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • August 14 2017

A deadlocked board of directors, talk of a “public flogging”, and a court reluctant to intervene. The case of Goldstein v. McGrath is a colourful


Fraud by Omission: Ontario Case Law Updates
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada, USA
  • August 2 2017

Two recent decisions of the Ontario Superior Court demonstrate the willingness of Canadian judges to find fraud on the basis of material omissions in


Boards Beware: Regulators Actively Monitoring Related Party Transactions
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2017

On July 27, 2017, staff of the Ontario, Québec, Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick securities regulatory authorities offered guidance on the role of