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No Harm, But Still A Foul: Ontario Securities Commission Takes Strong Stance On Misleading Disclosure In The Emerging Crypto Industry
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced a settlement agreement with NextBlock Global Limited (NextBlock) and co-founder, director and Chief Executive Officer Alex Tapscott (Tapscott)
Canada
26 Jun 2019
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The Spectre Of Regulation Looms For Crypto Asset Trading Platforms
On March 14, 2019, the CSA and IIROC published Consultation Paper 21-402: Proposed Framework for Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms, a consultation paper seeking stakeholder input regarding a regulatory framework ...
Canada
28 Mar 2019
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The Game Changer: OSC Awards $7.5 Million To Three Whistleblowers
The Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC) recently announced that it has awarded nearly $7.5 million to three whistleblowers on separate matters ...
Canada
27 Mar 2019
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US Federal Court Rules Cryptocurrency Covered Under Securities Laws: Will Canada Follow Suit?
The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York in United States v. Zaslavskiy (Zaslavskiy) rules that cryptocurrency may be covered by US securities laws ...
Canada
19 Feb 2019
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NASAA Announces Initial Results Of Operation Cryptosweep
Joseph P. Borg, NASAA President and Director of the Alabama Securities Commission, emphasized that NASAA members are committed to combating the threat of fraud in the cryptocurrency market.
Canada
13 Dec 2018
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SEC Declares Bitcoin And Ether As Non-Securities
On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Director of Corporate Finance, William Hinman (Hinman), announced that the commission would not be treating Ether or Bitcoin as securities.
Canada
13 Dec 2018
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Supreme Court Clears Path To National Canadian Securities Regulator
The Supreme Court of Canada has endorsed legislation proposing a national, pan-Canadian securities regulator in a unanimous ruling, paving the way for a unified approach to Canadian securities regulation and enforcement.
Canada
7 Dec 2018
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Wendy Berman Looks At A "Slowdown In Securities" With Lexpert
Wendy Berman has been quoted in the article "Slowdown in Securities," published in Lexpert's Special Edition on Litigation.
Canada
5 Dec 2018
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Vancouver Provincial Court Sentences Man To 36 Months In Prison For Regulatory Crime
On November 23, 2018, the Vancouver Provincial Court released its sentencing decision for Ayaz Dhanani, a 38 year old Vancouver man who had been convicted for selling fraudulent investments...
Canada
30 Nov 2018
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Jail Time For Securities Regulatory Offences – Vancouver Court Hands Down 3 Year Sentence
The Vancouver Provincial Court also ordered Mr. Dhanani to pay a total of $194,568 in restitution to five victims.
Canada
29 Nov 2018
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In The Public Interest: BCSC Panel Finds Man Abused BC's Capital Markets
On October 9, 2018 the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC or Commission) found that it was in the public interest to make orders against a party.
Canada
31 Oct 2018
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Canadian Securities Regulators Issue Guidance Regarding Cannabis-Related Disclosures
On October 10, 2018, Staff of the Canadian Securities Administrators published a notice summarizing the results of a review conducted by the securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Québec ...
Canada
15 Oct 2018
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Plaintiffs Need Not Reply: Motion Striking Reply Expert Report As Violating The Rule Against Case-Splitting Granted
A motion to strike a plaintiff's reply expert report on a motion for leave under Part XXIII.1 of the Securities Act (Ontario) has been granted on the basis that the rule against case-splitting prevents a party from ...
Canada
3 Oct 2018
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CSA Issues Notice Of Revocation Of Exemptions To Securities Registration
On August 15, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) issued Multilateral CSA Notice 32-302 – Notice of Revocation for Certain Local Orders Providing Registration Exemption ...
Canada
28 Aug 2018
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Not Necessarily Here: Ontario Court Of Appeal Clarifies Jurisdictional Limits For Secondary Market Misrepresentation Claims
In its recent decision in Yip v. HSBC Holdings plc, the Ontario Court of Appeal clarified the jurisdiction of the Ontario courts with respect to secondary market misrepresentation claims.
Canada
23 Aug 2018
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Living In A Material World: Materiality Drives Dismissal Of Motion For Leave To Commence Statutory Misrepresentation Claims Under The Ontario Securities Act
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently refused to grant leave to commence a statutory secondary market misrepresentation claim in a proposed class action pursuant to Part XXIII.
Canada
20 Aug 2018
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Hole In One: Ontario Superior Court Of Justice Dismisses Oppression Class Action Against North Halton Golf And Country Club
North Halton is a private company which operates and manages a golf and country club (the Club).
Canada
7 Aug 2018
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OSC Publishes 2018-2019 Statement Of Priorities
On July 5, 2018, the Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC) published its 2018-2019 Statement of Priorities, highlighting 15 areas of focus for the fiscal year (beginning April 1, 2018).
Canada
24 Jul 2018
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Rejection Of Reasonable Investigation Defence In Securities Class Action Stands: Supreme Court Denies Leave To Appeal
The Ontario Court of Appeal has the final word in a securities class action in which it permitted a statutory secondary market misrepresentations claim to proceed under Part XXIII.1 of the Securities Act ...
Canada
4 Jul 2018
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CSA Issues Securities Law Implications For Token Offerings
On June 11, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) issued CSA Staff Notice 46-308 – Securities Law Implications for Offerings of Tokens.
Canada
19 Jun 2018
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