Client Notes – Regulation of Digital and Crypto Asset Platforms
201905.14
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Client Notes – Regulation of Digital and Crypto Asset Platforms

Joint Canadian Securities Administrators/Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Consultation Paper 21-402: A Summary On March 14, 2019, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (“IIROC”) (both CSA and IIROC collectively “the Regulators”) released a consultation paper discussing potential avenues for regulation of digital and crypto assets platforms (the “Paper”)….

Client Notes – ICOs and Blockchain 2.0
201807.24
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Client Notes – ICOs and Blockchain 2.0

Regulatory Treatment of Initial Coin Offerings: Changing Landscape? In November of 2017, we sent out a note on securities regulators’ approach to initial coin offerings. Since that time, there have been developments and increased scrutiny of block-chain based activities. Facts Regarding Cryptoassets (Cryptocurrencies, Digital Tokens, and Other Blockchain Based Assets) On June 28,2018, the Investor…

Rules are Changing for Syndicate Mortgages
201804.17
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Rules are Changing for Syndicate Mortgages

Spotlight on Syndicated Mortgages Syndicated mortgages are mortgages in which two or more persons participate, directly or indirectly, as lenders in the debt obligation that is secured by the mortgage. Some of these investments fund commercial and large-scale residential real estate developments in their early stages, and projects include condominium, office and retail complexes. According…

Client Notes – Cyber Security and Public Companies
201802.27
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Client Notes – Cyber Security and Public Companies

Threats and costs of cyber attacks According to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2016, which collected responses from more than 10,000 executives from 127 countries, the total number of security incidents detected by respondents in 2015 was up 38% compared to 2014. Previous Global State of Information Security Surveys indicate that security incidents…

Client Notes- Proposed Cannabis Legislation Overview
201801.10
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Client Notes- Proposed Cannabis Legislation Overview

Federal Legislation The federal government has proposed cannabis legalisation entitled the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) which would make it legal to produce, use and sell cannabis by July 2018. Once legalized, cannabis will be a controlled substance subject to rules regarding use and distribution. Implementation has, for the most part, been left to the provinces….

201610.03
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Rights Offerings – Financing Fundamentals

On September 22, 2016, the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) teamed up with Corporate Counsel, Stockhouse and Capital Events to help issuers sharpen the tools in their financing toolkit for capital raising season. Corporate Counsel discussed novel ways to raise capital including Rights Offerings. Check out our presentation below. Click this link to download the presentation: