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Securities regulators provide guidance to investors and market participants during COVID-19 pandemic

After an initial sharp downturn in the Spring of 2020, it would appear that the capital markets are the least of most people’s worries during the COVID-19 pandemic. But we are not yet out of the woods, and Canadian securities regulators have provided guidance to  investors, public companies, investment industry professionals and other market participants on a number of issues that have arisen during the pandemic, including how to deal with a volatile market and fraud avoidance. Here are a few links to guidance from Canadian securities regulators: The Ontario Securities Commission: The OSC’s web page, COVID-19 and Your Money ... [more] Full article

Has the OSC’s “special treatment” by appeal courts come to an end?

Appeals are usually an uphill battle for the party that loses at trial, but for more than two decades the hill has been even steeper for losing parties before the ... [more] Full article

Controversy as IIROC proposes merger with MFDA

In a publication released this month titled Improving Self-Regulation for Canadians, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (“IIROC”) has, among other things, proposed a merger of itself with another ... [more] Full article

Failure to Disclose Fees on Investment Accounts can be a Breach of Fiduciary Duty

On February 28, 2020, a judge of the Ontario Superior Court granted judgment in a class action and awarded an  accounting of the profits realized by three Bank of Montreal ... [more] Full article


Securities Regulatory Contributors

Karen Bernofsky

Karen Bernofsky

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Karen Bernofsky is a strong advocate with a focus on commercial litigation and delivering cost-effective solutions. She advises and represents clients in a broad range of complex insurance matters, construction matters and commercial disputes, including breach of contract and invoice disputes. Karen is also a skilled negotiator with a proven track record in effective mediation advocacy. She has appeared before all levels of courts and administrative tribunals in Ontario as well as before the Federal Court of Canada.

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Kenneth A. Dekker

Kenneth A. Dekker

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Kenneth Dekker, a partner of the firm, is a successful trial and appellate lawyer who is valued by his clients as a resourceful and practical litigation counsel. Over more than two decades, Ken has litigated noteworthy cases in a range of fields that include class action defence, securities and broker-dealer litigation and regulatory defence, corporate and shareholder disputes (including oppression and winding up cases), defamation, civil fraud litigation, disputes over contracts, injunctions, professional liability litigation, employment litigation and cross-border litigation issues. Ken has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada. Ken also represents and advises clients in regulatory matters before the Investment Industry Organization of Canada (IIROC), the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) and the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). Ken has been recognized for Corporate and Commercial Litigation by Best Lawyers of Canada and has been given the highest available rating of AV, or pre-eminent, by his peers on Martindale-Hubbell.

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Jacob Millar

Jacob Millar

Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP

Jacob Millar is a versatile lawyer who as a law student and articling student has gained experience in civil and criminal litigation and administrative matters in Ontario, Nova Scotia and the U.K. As an associate with the firm, Jacob represents and advises clients in all manner of commercial disputes and competition law matters.

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