Stockwoods has been consulted and retained by securities regulatory authorities for advice and representation in difficult cases, including both the OSC and IIROC. Our partner Paul Le Vay has been recognized for his expertise in both LEXPERT and Chambers Global, and several of our lawyers speak and write on securities law issues at professional conferences.

We have acted in many of the high-profile Canadian and cross-border securities prosecutions of the last decade, including representing clients in Bre-X, YBM Magnex, Biovail, and Coventree Capital.

We have also represented institutions and individuals in complex disputes outside the enforcement context, including the important shareholder-rights issues at stake in the C.I. Financial case before the Ontario Securities Commission. We also provide sound representation and advice in investigations and proceedings before self-regulatory bodies, such as IIROC and the Mutual Fund Dealers’ Association.

We regularly act in securities class actions alleging fraud or other forms of market manipulation, including such recent matters as the Atlas Cold Storage and Timminco class actions.