The rise of a highly litigious environment is gaining momentum in Canada, resulting in significant growth in risk for organizations in every aspect of their business and in every sector of the economy. Topics discussed include the risks associated with commercial practices such as procurement and data protection, through to project management and the rise of securities and consumer class actions.
This latest edition of our popular Capital Markets series identifies the key developments of the past year and features our lawyers’ insights into the trends that we believe will shape Canadian and global capital markets in 2014.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) recently made some noteworthy observations about the evidentiary utility of fairness opinions in the context of arrangements. The decision may have implications for the disclosure of investment bankers’ fees and financial analysis underlying the fairness opinion.
On March 20, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators published a notice announcing the release for comment of two proposed equity crowdfunding prospectus exemptions. Some provincial securities administrators released for comment the proposed Multilateral Instrument 45-108 respecting Crowdfunding with accompanying policy statement; others released for comment a proposed Blanket Order respecting Start-Up Crowdfunding Prospectus and Registration Exemption.
Osler Financial Services Law Blog: timely analysis, updates and discussion on Canadian and U.S./cross-border credit market developments.