Our Securities group professionals provide legal and strategic advice in connection with securities transactions, litigation, and securities inquiries and investigations.

Our lawyers have completed 60+ stock exchange listings, reverse takeovers (RTOs) and initial public offerings (IPOs), and 100+ private equity and debt placements for dozens of Canadian issuers and investors and purchasers in the North American market. We provide decision-makers with a full range of highly reliable capital markets services and listings on all Canadian stock exchanges—the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) and the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE)—in addition to takeover bids and governance.

We have in-depth knowledge of venture capital in Canada. In particular, the firm is no stranger to the TSX Venture Exchange’s Capital Pool Company (CPC) Program. Since the exchange listing program’s inception, our Securities team has been a trailblazer in Québec, guiding dozens of start-ups from a wide range of industries through their Canadian IPOs. The founding shareholders of these emerging companies have leveraged best-in-class legal and business advice, including tax counsel, to further their growth and development goals.

In addition, our firm has a group of lawyers specializing in litigation and regulatory inquiries and investigations who participate in inspections, inquiries and investigations by regulatory authorities, as well as securities litigation and class actions affecting all parties that may be involved. Lastly, we have supported reporting issuers in proxy contests.

Our Securities team can meet your needs regarding:

  • Reverse takeover bids (RTOs)
  • Stock market listings and going-private transactions
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Private placements of equity and debt securities
  • Takeover bids and plans of arrangement
  • Executive compensation (ESG factors)
  • Digital assets and blockchain
  • Regulatory inspections, inquiries and investigations (CIRO, AMF, MFDA and CSF)
  • Class actions based on false and misleading information in the primary and secondary markets
  • Compliance with legislation and regulations governing securities and continuous disclosure obligations