Get tailored legal advice from a team with significant experience in securities litigation. Our team will explore all avenues to find the right result for your securities dispute.
Whether you need strategic advice on securities law or representation in court on contested issues, we can give you inventive solutions to meet your objectives. Our team has appeared before the provincial securities commissions, the major Canadian stock exchanges and courts, as well as in arbitration hearings.
We often work with:
- Public and private companies
- Minor and major shareholders
- Boards of directors and special committees
- Corporate officers
- Investment dealers
- Brokers and senior management
What we do
Get advice from us on shareholder and corporate governance disputes, hostile takeover bids, oppression claims and proxy contests. We can also help you with:
- Share valuation proceedings
- Director and officer liability issues
- Change of control transactions
- Contested mergers and acquisitions, both bid and defence work
- Plans of arrangement and corporate reorganizations
- Insider trading issues
- Derivative actions
- Class actions
- Securities commission investigative and enforcement proceedings
- Securities law compliance issues
Did you know?
We successfully represented Inter Pipeline Ltd. in a precedent-setting case before the Alberta Securities Commission. The decision is the first time that a Canadian securities regulator directly addressed the use of total return swaps within the context of takeover bids following the changes to the Canadian takeover bid regime in 2016.
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P's $6.8 billion acquisition of Inter Pipeline Ltd.
Counsel to Inter Pipeline Ltd. in its acquisition by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement for $6.8 billion.
Precedent-setting securities law decision
Counsel successfully representing Inter Pipeline Ltd. (IPL) in a precedent-setting case before the Alberta Securities Commission. The case addressed Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P.'s use of total return swaps in its takeover bid of IPL. The decision is the first time that a Canadian securities regulator has directly addressed the use of total return swaps within the context of takeover bids following the changes to the Canadian takeover bid regime in 2016. (Re Bison Acquisition Corp., 2021 ABASC 100)
Successful defense of an ASC application from a dissident shareholder
Counsel in the successful defense of an application brought by a dissident shareholder seeking public interest orders under the Alberta Securities Act relating to proxy solicitation processes utilized in a hostile proxy contest. (PointNorth Capital Inc., 2017 ABASC 121).
Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd.'s proxy contest defense
Counsel to Liquor Stores in the defense of a proxy contest initiated by a dissident institutional shareholder to gain control of Liquor Stores' board of directors. BD&P’s work included the successful defense of Liquor Stores' soliciting dealer fee arrangement before a hearing of the Alberta Securities Commission.
Shareholder and co-director oppression dispute
Successfully obtained an injunction against a director and officer to stop the oppression of a minority shareholder and co-director.
Perpetual Energy Inc.'s restructuring and settlement of convertible debentures
Counsel to Perpetual Energy Inc. regarding recapitalization transactions, including a $25 million backstopped rights offering, settlement of 7.00% convertible debentures and a contested Alberta Securities Commission hearing. (Re Perpetual Energy Inc., 2015 ABASC 2)
Successful summary judgment for a confidential client
Successfully obtained summary judgment compelling a departing shareholder-director to sell his shares based on a valuation formula set out in an unanimous shareholders agreement and successfully opposed an oppression action.
Successful defense of insider trading allegations
Counsel to the senior management team of a mining company in the successful defense of insider trading allegations before Alberta Securities Commission. (Stan, Re, 2013 ABASC 148).
Successful defense of insider trading allegations
Counsel to major shareholder of industrial services company in successful defense of insider trading allegations before Alberta Securities Commission. (Holtby, Re, 2013 ABASC 45)
Application before the Alberta Securities Commission for Paladin Labs Inc. in hostile takeover bid
Counsel to Paladin Labs Inc. in connection with a hostile takeover bid for Afexa, the makers of ColdFx, including in an application before the Alberta Securities Commission to set aside Afexa's rights plan. (Afexa Life Sciences Inc., Re, 2011 ABASC 532)
Successful settlement in a $10 million securities class action
Counsel to class plaintiffs in a $10 million real-estate based securities class action (successfully settled).
Shareholder oppression dispute
Counsel in a complex, multi-contract, shareholder oppression and director/officer liability dispute.
Action by New York hedge funds as former unsecured noteholder
Counsel to the former directors of Lightstream Resources Ltd. in a lawsuit brought by New York hedge funds as former unsecured noteholders.
Dispute regarding breach of duties
Counsel to current and former boards of directors of a chartered bank in a derivative action for breach of duties arising out of an FX manipulation lawsuit
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