Principles of Canadian Securities Litigation: A Stikeman Elliott Guide

March 9, 2018

Two of our securities litigators, Alexander Rose and Sinziana Hennig, have written a short guide to securities litigation in Canada, with a particular focus on Ontario. Published by U.K.-based Law Business Research as part of their “Getting the Deal Through” series, Alex and Sinziana’s chapter succinctly reviews a number of topics, including (among others):

  • Types of securities claim
  • Primary vs. secondary market claims
  • Claims against public vs. private companies
  • Elements of securities claims
  • Standards of proof (causation, reliance etc.)
  • Limitations
  • Remedies and cost orders
  • Claims against directors
  • Class actions and plaintiff funding options
  • Cross-border and multijurisdictional claims

We highly recommend this publication to anyone who is interested in a quick introduction to securities litigation issues in a Canadian context.

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