Torys' securities defence litigation lawyers work on all aspects of civil litigation, securities regulatory, registration and compliance matters. We provide counsel to securities market participants, including registrant firms and individuals on registration matters and internal reviews.
Our clients include investment dealers, market participants, investment funds, public companies and their directors and officers and stock exchanges. Torys lawyers have been seconded to the Ontario Securities Commission, Quebec’s Autorité des marchés financiers, as well as investment dealers and have been involved in the development of our securities law regime. Our practice routinely involves cross-border and international matters.
Our securities litigation practice includes:
- Securities Class Action Defence – We defend issuers and their officers, directors and advisers, investment bankers, auditors and experts in class actions relating to prospectus disclosure and continuous disclosure.
- Compliance and Enforcement – We defend regulatory investigation and enforcement proceedings, and providing ongoing advice on regulatory compliance and supervisory issues, including internal investigations and reviews of clients' compliance practices and procedures.
- Broker/Dealer Litigation – We provide advice and representation to investment dealers, securities advisors, individual registrants, exchanges and other market participants on all manner of legal proceedings and securities industry-related issues such as internal dealer reviews and investigations, ongoing regulatory compliance and supervisory matters.