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Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 11:17 AM

Financial watchdogs seeking input for regulations on crypto assets Geoffrey Cher, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

The emergence of crypto asset trading platforms in the financial market and concerns about their accountability and security have spurred the bodies overseeing securities and investments in Canada to consult with the public on how they can be better regulated. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 12:43 PM

Four associates join Miller Thomson

Miller Thomson announced that associates Eric Laxton, Asim Iqbal and Eduard Popov have joined the Toronto office, while associate Rebecca Grosz is the newest member of the firm’s office in Vaughan, Ont. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 07, 2019 @ 9:51 AM

Chief Justice Wagner improves public communication, brings new ideas, change to top court, CJC and NJI TLD Exclusive

Richard Wagner, Canada’s reform-minded top judge, has already overseen changes at the three major legal institutions he leads — the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Judicial Council (CJC), and the National Judicial Institute (NJI) — and there are more changes to come, he advises in a wide-ranging exclusive interview. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 @ 12:39 PM

Government student loans and bankruptcy in Canada Guy running from debt

As bankruptcy practitioners are aware, there was a time when the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) did not afford the special status to government student loans as it does now. During that time, however, the case law developed to the point where the courts afforded them special status especially where the bankrupt was seeking a discharge where their only liability was for government student loans. ... [read more]

Monday, November 26, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

Wong-Chor named to head DLA Piper’s securities and capital markets group

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Trevor Wong-Chor has been named chair of the securities and capital markets service group.   ... [read more]

Friday, November 09, 2018 @ 10:13 AM - Last Updated: Friday, November 09, 2018 @ 3:04 PM

Top court rules constitutional path is clear for proposed pan-Canadian securities regulation Chief Justice Richard Wagner

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 9-0 that the Constitution authorizes pan-Canadian securities regulation by a single national securities regulator, as per the national “Cooperative System” for the regulation of capital markets proposed by Ottawa and five provinces and one territory. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 04, 2018 @ 2:30 PM

Clark Wilson bolsters team with three associates

Clark Wilson LLP announced that Leslie Wong, Michael Scott and Polly Storey have joined the Vancouver firm as associates. ... [read more]

Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 9:03 AM

Dentons partner named to federal open banking advisory panel

Dentons announced that partner Kirsten Thompson is one of four members appointed to the federal government’s newly created Advisory Committee on Open Banking. ... [read more]

Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

Class action against securities dealer’s accountant bound for SCC, lawyer says Daniel_Bach_sm

A class action against a defunct securities dealer that lost more than $10 million in investments is headed to Canada’s top court after Ontario’s Appeal Court tossed a “duty of care” claim against the dealer’s accountant, says a lawyer involved. ... [read more]

Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 8:48 AM

Concerns raised about proposed B.C. legislation on real estate transparency Jonathan Reilly, English Bay Law Corporation

The B.C. government has introduced a bill aimed at ending hidden ownership of real estate and ensuring taxes are being paid on their properties, but community groups and legal experts are raising concerns about its privacy implications and reporting requirements. ... [read more]