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Regulators comment on securities law implications for offerings of tokens

On June 11, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) published Staff Notice 46-308 Securities Law Implications for Offerings of Tokens (“Notice”). The Notice follows from the CSA’s previous guidance in Staff Notice 46-307 Cryptocurrency Offerings, where the CSA explained that many cryptocurrency offerings involve the distribution of securities and are therefore subject to securities laws … Continue reading

Due diligence defence for distribution of securities in breach of securities law

In furtherance of a proposed merger or acquisition, it is common place for an issuer to complete a concurrent private placement in order to, among other things, fund its working capital and current operations, complete the transaction or satisfy regulatory or administrative requirements post-transaction i.e., exchange listing requirements upon completion of a reverse-take over. Notwithstanding … Continue reading

Seminar – Fundamentals of US securities law: what Canadian lawyers need to know

Join us on March 26, 2015 at the Osgoode Professional Development Centre for a seminar on what Canadian lawyers need to know regarding the fundamentals of US securities law. Register Now This intensive course, which pairs leading US and Canadian counsel on each issue, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date foundation in the key issues in … Continue reading

New reporting obligation for transactions affecting tax basis of securities

This post was contributed by Jessica Lyn, Lawyer, Norton Rose Canada As a result of new US reporting rules that came into effect on January 1, 2011, Canadian public and private issuers may be subject to a significant information reporting obligation when undertaking one of a wide range of transactions. The new rules are intended to … Continue reading