Securities

Taylor McCaffrey LLP Securities Law lawyers have been involved in a wide range of securities transactions, including registration matters, public and private issuances of securities, and associated compliance and regulatory matters.

Our lawyers have acted for clients seeking to raise equity funds either privately or publicly or as securities firm agents in connection with public and private offerings, both locally and nationally. They have also assisted issuers and securities firms in regulatory and compliance matters relating to both the Manitoba Securities Commission and the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange.

Taylor McCaffrey LLP has a long history of active involvement and leadership in the local securities industry in Manitoba.  The firm was exclusive counsel to the Winnipeg Stock Exchange and was also engaged to assist with other steps in its evolution. Through the years, members of our securities group have been advisors to local securities firms and have helped to promote and support both the private and public securities markets in the province.

Norm Snyder has been actively involved with the Manitoba securities industry throughout his career.  He has served as a member of the local Advisory Committee of the TSX Venture Exchange and was a member of a joint Winnipeg Stock Exchange and Manitoba Securities Commission Committee established to review proposals for a streamlined exchange prospectus process in Manitoba.  He has also chaired the Securities Subsection of the Manitoba Bar Association

Other services which Taylor McCaffrey LLP Securities lawyers have provided are outlined below.

 

Securities Services

The firm is a registered filer with SEDAR and SEDI and has completed electronic filings on behalf of its clients. Members of our firm have also completed or are in the process of completing the Canadian Securities Course.

Taylor McCaffrey LLP securities lawyers have been responsible for the issuance of Province of Manitoba Builder Bonds and Manitoba Hydro Bonds representing an excess of $1 billion of value to the domestic market in Manitoba. They have also been involved in other Province of Manitoba financings or government guaranteed financings, including issues denominated in U.S. dollars. The firm provided advice to the Province in connection with the proposal to create a National Securities Commission.

Taylor McCaffrey LLP lawyers have been involved in acting for underwriters or agents in respect of public financings, private placements and listings on various stock exchanges, including the TSX. The firm has also acted for issuers in respect of corporate financings, both public and private, in more than one Canadian jurisdiction. In connection with such issues, our lawyers have been involved in the preparation of agency and underwriting agreements, banking group or selling group agreements, prospectuses, offering memorandum and other related contractual documents.

The firm’s lawyers have also been involved in takeover and issuer bid procedures, including the negotiation of lock-up agreements and the drafting of circulars and other associated documents. In addition, the firm has acted for issuers in connection with various right offerings and the establishment of employee stock option plans.

Lawyers have acted for existing IDA members in connection with ongoing registration compliance. In addition, they have acted for new registrants in connection with the preparation and submission of required documentation for registration and in connection with the completion of other associated registration details.

In addition to their active involvement with the Manitoba Securities Commission and the TSX, Taylor McCaffrey LLP securities lawyers have assisted in the listing of securities on recognized stock exchanges in Canada and the United States.

Taylor McCaffrey LLP has also advised clients with respect to continuous disclosure obligations, including the preparation of annual information forms, annual returns, management proxy circulars and related documentation.

Our securities lawyers together with other members of our firm have assisted with public or private placements and have given advice regarding securities law exemptions; our tax lawyers usually participate with the securities lawyers in the structuring of offerings or reorganizations involving public companies; our labour lawyers are often involved in respect of employee stock option plans; and our civil litigation lawyers often serve in cases involving securities litigation or regulatory proceedings before, for instance, the Manitoba Securities Commission.

By integrating the experience of securities and other lawyers Taylor McCaffrey LLP provides seamless corporate and securities legal advice to our clients.


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