Corporate Finance & Securities

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Our Corporate Finance & Securities Group provides practical and strategic advice to assist our clients to identify and access available sources of capital. We work with our clients to formulate and structure innovative solutions for all types of financing  transactions, at all stages of a company’s growth cycle from seed and angel investors to venture capital and private equity to private placements to public offerings.

We act for all types of investors and agents, including exempt market dealers, as well as entities in need of capital and as a result, have an intimate understanding of both sides of a corporate finance transaction. This enables us to provide our advice in an effective, timely and cost sensitive manner. In addition, our Group designs and implements exits from private equity investments, has expertise in the vast array of management compensation arrangements and has been engaged to assist in all aspects of capital pool company (CPC) transactions.

We advise clients on securities legislation and actively assist them with all corporate and securities compliance matters, including compliance with the rules and policies of stock exchanges and self-regulatory organizations, such as the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).

We assist our clients with corporate and securities compliance issues, such as continuous disclosure and insider trading requirements of issuers and individuals. We regularly coordinate and hold shareholder meetings and have expertise in proxy contests. Our lawyers have significant experience in corporate governance principles, including composition and the use of independent directors and committees of the board. We also act for issuers seeking stock exchange listings and for individuals and corporations on registration and registrant compliance matters. We act as counsel for many foreign clients in Canadian aspects of public transactions and clients in other Canadian jurisdictions, with respect to Ontario corporate and securities matters.

In conjunction with our Litigation Group, we also provide counsel to the spectrum of participants in the capital markets, from aggrieved investors, shareholders, agents and brokers, to reporting issuers, in connection with the issues that they face. In that regard, we provide representation and appear before all of the administrative and regulatory bodies, including the Ontario Securities Commission, IIROC and MFDA.

In addition to the lawyers who regularly practice in this area, our Group works collaboratively with lawyers in other practice areas so as to provide our clients with comprehensive solutions to all of their legal needs. For more information and assistance with your corporate finance and securities-related needs, please contact a member of our Corporate Finance & Securities Group.