A look back at 2015: a big year in Canadian securities law developments

December 23, 2015

It was a busy year for Canadian securities regulators and market participants.  Significant developments impacted virtually every area of securities law from M&A to corporate finance to continuous disclosure to registrant regulation and derivatives.

We have recapped some of the principal developments and some of our more popular posts here:

Several other developments are also noteworthy.  Those include the Government of Canada proclaiming the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act into force, the introduction of SPACs in Canada, preparations for the Canada’s implementation of the OECD’s common reporting standard, an OSC report on related party transaction disclosure, a CSA staff review of “women on boards” disclosure and amendments to the Securities Act (Ontario) related to insider trading and record-keeping requirements.

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