Alexander Cobb

Alex is a commercial litigator. He has a broad-ranging practice with an emphasis on matters relating to securities and taxation. He advises issuers and shareholders in court proceedings involving shareholder remedies, corporate governance and corporate transactions.

Alex also acts for market participants in respect of investigations and proceedings before numerous securities regulatory authorities, and frequently acts for accountants and other professionals in both civil and professional discipline matters. Alex is cross appointed to Osler’s tax department and has an active tax litigation practice. He acts for taxpayers in proceedings in the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and various provincial courts. Alex has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as superior and appellate courts in other provinces.

He has also represented clients in matters before the Ontario Securities Commission, the Financial Services Tribunal and CIRO. He has served as the chair of the Tax Litigation practice group of the Advocates’ Society, and as a member of the Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission.


Representative Work

Latest Insights

  • Blog Mar 18, 2024

    The stigma associated with crypto is largely unwarranted

    A struggle to fit cryptocurrency into existing regulatory regimes has contributed to some public perception that crypto is disproportionately used in...

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    The stigma associated with crypto is largely unwarranted
  • Blog Feb 7, 2024

    OSC settles allegations relating to cryptocurrency tokens

    In a first, Ontario’s Capital Markets Tribunal has approved a settlement agreement related to the promotion and sale of cryptocurrency tokens....

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    OSC settles allegations relating to cryptocurrency tokens
  • Osler Update Dec 11, 2023

    Capital markets enforcement: innovative, and controversial, new directions

    There were a number of intersecting trends in the capital markets regulatory and enforcement landscape in 2023. These trends can serve as a window...

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    Capital markets enforcement: innovative, and controversial, new directions
  • Blog Aug 15, 2023

    Canadian securities regulators publish results of review of conflicts of interest practices

    On August 3, 2023, Canadian securities regulators released the findings of their joint review of conflicts of interest practices at 172 investment...

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    Canadian securities regulators publish results of review of conflicts of interest practices
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Awards and Recognition

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Litigation – Securities
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Media Mentions

  • Media Mentions Jun 2, 2022

    How the investment industry can prepare for a rise in client complaints amid the market downturn – The Globe and Mail

    Alexander Cobb, a litigation partner in Osler’s Toronto office speaks to the Globe and Mail about how financial advisors can prepare for an...

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Credentials

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • The Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association