Capital Markets & Securities

Miller Thomson’s Capital Markets and Securities group consists of over 40 lawyers in our offices across the country, including in Canada’s main capital market centres: Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver. Our lawyers focus on providing high-quality legal and strategic advice to a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from governments issuing bonds to private companies completing their first seed round. We represent clients in a range of industries, including technology, life sciences, mining, oil & gas, industrials and real estate. We focus on getting deals done in a timely, responsive and effective way and pride ourselves on meeting our clients’ needs.

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Miller Thomson earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2019

Miller Thomson earned a top “Band 1” ranking for two practice areas in the 2019 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded as being “leaders in the charitable sector,” and praised for their ability  to “help find solutions in complex situations.” Our Agribusiness group...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...

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Miller Thomson again ranked among top law firms for Canadian M&A

In Bloomberg’s Canadian M&A legal advisory league tables for the first quarter of 2018*, Miller Thomson ranked second for volume of deals, having been credited with 26 transactions. This strong showing follows a banner year in 2017 when the firm...

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Miller Thomson ranked in 2018 edition of Chambers Global

Miller Thomson has once again been ranked among leading firms for Labour & Employment in the 2018 edition of Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Business Lawyers.  Each year, Chambers & Partners conducts extensive research of legal markets around the world...

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Miller Thomson tops Bloomberg’s 2017 year end league tables

Bloomberg has published its M&A and capital markets league tables for 2017 and Miller Thomson leads the rankings by a number of key measures.* Miller Thomson was ranked #1 for Canadian M&A, having been credited with the most Canadian M&A...

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Miller Thomson tops Legal Post’s Corporate Finance League Tables for most underwriter advisory mandates in Q3 2017

The Financial Post has published its Canadian corporate finance legal advisory league tables for the third quarter of the year. Miller Thomson led all other law firms for underwriter advisory mandates with eleven transactions completed in the quarter, a combination...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Miller Thomson attracts prominent Canadian corporate finance, securities and M&A expertise

Miller Thomson has welcomed two of Toronto’s most prominent business lawyers, Lawrence Wilder and Tom Koutoulakis, who have joined the firm as partners. Wilder and Koutoulakis join the Toronto business law group that has seen 10 new partners arrive in...

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Emily Cole’s term on OSC Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee extended

Emily Cole continues to serve on the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)’s Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee (SPAC) for another term. SPAC is an advisory committee that provides comment and advice on policy and procedural initiatives relating to proceedings before the Ontario Securities Commission’s...

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Francis Trifiro speaks at the Journée stratégique sur le financement et les sûretés by Open Forum Ouvert

Francis Trifiro will give the Conference “Légalisation du cannabis au Canada : enjeux juridiques et d’affaires des emprunteurs, des prêteurs et autres intervenants dans un contexte de financement” during the Journée stratégique sur le financement et les sûretés, organized by...

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Phil Long speaks at The Entrepreneurship Society’s Blockchain Lunch

We are pleased to collaborate with The Entrepreneurship Society to present “Blockchain Lunch: Capital Markets & Evaluating Startup Teams when Investing” hosted at Miller Thomson’s Toronto office.  Phil Long speaks on a panel at the event, which will dive into...

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Derrek Fahl discusses Security Tokens at the Legal & Technical Bits Event

Derrek Fahl is panel guide and presents to our Vancouver office on “Security Tokens: Legal & Technical Bits”. Security Tokens are an emerging crypto asset that includes regulation & ties to real world assets.  

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Phil Long discusses Security Tokens at the Legal & Technical Bits Event

Phil Long is a panelist at the Security Tokens: Legal & Technical Bits event. The focus of the discussion will be “Regulatory Issues Surrounding Security Tokens”.

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Emily Cole moderates the Northwind’s Inaugural Invitational Forum

Emily Cole is moderating a panel on ‘Managing Criminal and Regulatory Risks While in a Crisis: Balancing Competing Interests at Northwind’s Inaugural Invitational Forum on Surviving a Corporate Crisis’, September 26 -27, 2017 at Langdon Hall, Cambridge, Ontario.

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Rory Godinho speaks at BC-CLE Advanced Securities 2017

Rory will present a “Regulatory Update”

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Emily Cole teaches Effective Advocacy and providing skills training to lawyers

Emily Cole teaches Effective Advocacy and providing skills training to lawyers at the invitation of the Nunavut Law Society in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

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Emily Cole speaks at International Symposium on Economic Crime

Emily Cole speaks on “Risk Accountability for Investment Advisors” at the International Symposium on Economic Crime at Cambridge University, UK.

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Dwight Dee speaks at CLEBC’s course on “Securities Fundamentals: Private Placements”.

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Dwight Dee is an instructor for the BC CPA’s seminar on “Exempt Market Securities: An Overview of the Legal Requirements and the Opportunities for Raising Capital and Investing”.

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“Market Close” Cocktail – Artificial Intelligence

Next Miller Thomson’s “Market Close” Cocktail will be on artificial intelligence. Join us for an informal discussion on the latest developments in the Canadian market regarding the emergence and increased prominence of artificial intelligence and the rapidly evolving commercial and regulatory...

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“Market Close” Cocktail – Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and ICO

You are invited to attend Miller Thomson’s “Market Close” Cocktail Series featuring key industry participants presented by the Capital Markets & Securities Group. Come learn more on recent trends and upcoming legal changes and what they mean for Canadian businesses....

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“Market Close” Cocktail – The Cannabis Industry

Please join us for our first informal discussion of the recent capital markets events affecting Canadian listed issuers. Featuring guest speakers from Canaccord Genuity and CannaRoyalty Corp. and Miller Thomson partner Sandra Gogal, a thought leader and frequent speaker on...

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Raising Capital in Saskatchewan Using Exemptions

Learn about how you can raise capital in Saskatchewan using the exempt capital market.  Miller Thomson clarifys how to qualify to raise capital using prospectus exemptions, including how to ensure investor eligibility and regulatory compliance. The discussion also includes a...

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Raising Capital in Saskatchewan Using Exemptions

Learn about how you can raise capital in Saskatchewan using the exempt capital market.  Miller Thomson clarifys how to qualify to raise capital using prospectus exemptions, including how to ensure investor eligibility and regulatory compliance. The discussion also includes a...

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Revisions to the Offering Memorandum Rules

Our Securities and Capital Markets team hosts a presentation with respect to the new Offering Memorandum (“OM”) rules across Canada.  The OM amendments introduce an offering memorandum exemption in Ontario effective January, 13, 2016 and modifys the existing OM exemption rules...

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Real Estate Syndication and Lending Legal Workshop

Miller Thomson  LLP presents a complimentary luncheon workshop and roundtable discussion.  Each table is hosted by a Miller Thomson lawyer to lead the discussions.  Prior to the workshop, you receive questions to review to help facilitate the networking portion of the event.  You...

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Is an ICO Right for your Company?

Since the cryptocurrency mania hit in 2017, there has been no trendier, and in many cases, no more successful way to raise money than to sell tokens in what has become most commonly known as an “initial coin offering” or...

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Staff Notice 46-308 – Securities Law Implications for Offerings of Tokens

On June 11, 2018, Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued Staff Notice 46-308 Securities Law Implications for Offerings of Tokens (the “Notice”). This Notice is intended to provide further clarification to those wishing to offer tokens for sale in Canada, particularly...

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CSA to Publish New Staff Notice on Token Offerings

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Ontario’s Rules for Distributing Securities Abroad: How They May Impact Security Token Offerings

As reported in our previous notice, the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) recently introduced Rule 72-503 Distributions Outside Canada (“Rule 72-503”), which came into force on March 31, 2018, and set out rules applicable to the issuances of securities outside of...

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OSC Rule for Distributions Outside of Canada Coming Into Force

The Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”) has adopted OSC Rule 72-503 Distributions Outside Canada (the “Rule”) along with Companion Policy 72-503CP (“72-503CP”), both of which will come into force on March 31, 2018. The purpose of the Rule is to...

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CSA Provides Clarification to Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities

On February 8, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”), the umbrella organization of Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators, published CSA Staff Notice 51-352 (Revised) Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities (the “Revised Notice”), which sets out the CSA’s latest...

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CSA Provides Clarification to Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities

On February 8, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”), the umbrella organization of Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators, published CSA Staff Notice 51-352 (Revised) Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities (the “Revised Notice”), which sets out the CSA’s latest...

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Saskatchewan and Alberta securities regulators combine forces to increase financing opportunities for small businesses

Start-up crowdfunding is a form of equity funding for small businesses, like any other form of financing available to small businesses looking to raise capital. It is a process by which small businesses are able to raise funds from the...

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CSA Releases Results of New Findings and Trends on Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

On October 5, 2017, the securities regulatory authorities in all Canadian provinces and territories, apart from BC and Prince Edward Island, released their third annual review of women serving on boards and in executive officer positions. Their findings were published...

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The CSA Weighs in on Cryptocurrency Offerings

With the increasing popularity of blockchain-based digital currencies, many businesses see them as a unique way to raise funds, while investors consider them to be part of a diversified investment portfolio. Recognizing that securities law may, in some circumstances, apply...

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Amarillo Gold Announces Sale of NSR Royalty to Royal Gold

Counsel to Amarillo Gold Corporation

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Minsud Resources Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement

Counsel to Minsud Resources Corp.

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Pacton Gold closes private placement

Counsel to Pacton Gold Inc.

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International Battery Metals acquires intellectual property related to oil field brine lithium extraction

Counsel to International Battery Metals Ltd.

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International Battery Metals closes brokered financing

Counsel to International Battery Metals Ltd.

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International Battery Metals closes non-brokered private placement of units

Counsel to International Battery Metals Ltd.

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Navion Capital Inc. closes CPC IPO

Counsel to the agent Canaccord Genuity Corp.

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Tailwind Capital Corporation closes IPO

Counsel to the agent PI Financial Corp.

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Concerned Shareholders of Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. announce results of special meeting

Counsel to the Concerned Shareholders of Zenyatta Ventures Ltd.

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Ironwood Capital completes IPO

Counsel to the agent Canaccord Genuity Corp.

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Securities Practice Notes

Read the latest issue of Miller Thomson’s Securities Practice Notes publication.

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