Public companies must actively manage and resolve
issues to achieve business objectives. Litigation for public companies
increases in complexity as issues cross international borders and legal
disciplines. Counsel need to understand all dimensions of the regulatory,
civil and criminal liability issues in order to develop a creative and
coordinated approach to obtaining an optimal result.
litigation counsel have extensive experience in securities litigation,
enforcement and regulatory proceedings, class actions and corporate disputes
for public companies, and their boards of directors and special committees.
We have national experience advocating for clients at all levels of courts
and before securities regulatory tribunals in all significant Canadian
As experienced trial lawyers in securities litigation
matters who know the litigation and regulatory processes, we work with our
clients to understand their business objectives and to develop a cost
effective strategic plan to achieve the desired business results.
advise on proactive measures to avoid regulatory issues and litigation,
including the conduct of regulatory audits and the institution of best
practices. We also assist our clients to respond efficiently and effectively
to regulatory issues and contested disputes when they arise.
our clients across a broad variety of issues such as stock option dating,
insider trading, antitrust matters and allegations of corporate
- Counsel to Canso Investment Counsel Ltd., the largest first lien debtholder, in connection with the $600 million recapitalization of Postmedia Network Inc. ("PNI") pursuant to the Canada Business Corporations Act, including significant amendments to PNI's outstanding 8.25% senior secured notes (the "First Lien Notes") and the paydown of approximately $78 million of the First Lien Notes. Read more
- The Special Committee of Silver Bullion Trust (SBT) in connection with SBT's conversion to an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) in partnership with Purpose Investments Inc. Read more
- The Special Committee of Central GoldTrust in connection with Sprott Asset Management's $1 billion hostile takeover bid for all the outstanding Units of Central GoldTrust Read more
2015, The Canadian Legal Lexpert DirectoryBennett Jones, consistently recommended, Litigation - Securities, Toronto
2015, The Canadian Legal Lexpert DirectoryBennett Jones, consistently recommended, Litigation - Securities, Calgary
2014, The Canadian Legal Lexpert DirectoryBennett Jones, consistently recommended, Litigation - Securities: Toronto
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