2022 developments in capital markets enforcement

Legal Year in Review

Dec 13 2022 • 15 mins

In this article – “2022 developments in capital markets enforcement” – we review structural changes to the capital markets regulatory landscape in Canada, including the separation of the regulatory and tribunal functions of the Ontario Securities Commission; some of the most notable enforcement actions initiated over the course of the year; the use of circumstantial evidence in insider trading cases; a Québec decision on territorial jurisdiction over out-of-province defendants in cases involving allegations of securities law violations; criminal and quasi-criminal enforcement proceedings initiated by the Ontario Securities Commission; and enforcement activity relating to crypto trading platforms.

This article is authored by Lawrence Ritchie, Alexander Cobb, Fabrice Benoît, Frédéric Plamondon, partners, and Marleigh Dick, Sarah Firestone, Jayne Cooke, and Hannah Davis, associates, Litigation.

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