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    Andrew practices corporate and securities law as a member of the Corporate Finance and Securities Group at the firm. In doing so, he applies the knowledge he gained from his business background to better understand his clients’ ...

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As part of their oversight responsibilities, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) undertake an ongoing review of the continuous disclosure practices of Canadian issuers. The latest results of this review (which are now released on a biannual basis) have been released by the CSA under Staff Notice 51-355 (the “Staff Notice”). The CSA reviewed ...

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As blockchain technology continues to develop, and its role in fundraising initiatives by technology companies increases, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") have issued guidance on the application of securities laws to offerings of blockchain-based tokens ("Tokens"), including a subset of Tokens referred to as "utility tokens". In Staff Notice ...

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Following some controversy arising from the use of “soliciting dealer arrangements” in recent proxy contests, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) have released a staff notice and request for comment (the “Staff Notice”) seeking a range of general information from market participants about their prevalence and use, as well as the ...

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As discussed in our November 17, 2017 Business Law Blog post, changes to the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) Company Manual adopted in 2017 require certain key governance documents to be posted on a publicly accessible website. The deadline for compliance with this new requirement is fast approaching: by April 1, 2018, all TSX-listed issuers (subject to certain ...
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The Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") has recently adopted final amendments to Parts IV and VI of the TSX Company Manual, following an initial proposal in 2016, that provide for new website disclosure requirements for certain TSX listed issuers and additional disclosure requirements relating to security based compensation arrangements (the "Plans"). The TSX has also ...

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