Myron Mallia-Dare

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How Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds can Weather the COVID-19 Crisis

CVCA Central, the official publication of the Canadian Venture Capital Association

COVID-19 has caught the world off guard and the effect of the pandemic on businesses cannot be overemphasized. Private equity funds (“PEs”) and venture capital funds (“VCs”), like other organizations, will need to adapt to the ever-changing landscape by taking...

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Navigating COVID-19: Key strategies to protect start-ups and emerging growth companies

COVID-19 has been called the black swan of 2020. In an effort to curb the devastating impact of the disease, certain local governments have enacted emergency measures to promote social distancing, including shutting down non-essential businesses. Unfortunately, the impact of...

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How private equity and venture capital funds can respond to COVID-19

Introduction COVID-19 has caught the world off guard and the effect of the pandemic on businesses cannot be overemphasized. Private equity funds (“PEs”) and venture capital funds (“VCs”), like other organizations, will need to adapt and take swift action to...

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Advisory Committee on Open Banking provides update on consumer-directed finance in Canada

Overview On January 31, 2020, the Advisory Committee on Open Banking[1] (the « Committee« ) released a report on « Consumer-directed finance: the future of financial services » (the « Report« ). The Report was in connection with the Committee’s consultation process and recommends the development...

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RegTech: How Technology Can Revolutionize Compliance

Highly regulated industries, such as the financial services industry, have faced ever increasing regulatory compliance obligations. Technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), that can be utilized to innovate the manner in which these organizations operate can lead to additional challenges...

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Venture Debt: Is it right for your start-up or emerging growth company?

Access to capital is critical for start-ups and emerging growth companies to fund operations, finance working capital and develop and scale products and technology. These companies typically rely on invested capital to raise funds. However, equity financing may not be...

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OSC Orders Approval of Prospectus for Canada’s First Bitcoin Investment Fund

Overview In a ground-breaking decision, the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) overturned the decision of the Acting Director of the Investment Funds & Structured Products Branch of the OSC (“IFSP”) to refuse to issue a receipt for the establishment of the...

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The Potential Impact of Blockchain Technology on Securitization

Many believe that blockchain technology is synonymous with cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin and ethereum. Yet, cryptocurrency is just one of a multitude of applications of blockchain technology and there are numerous industries, such as financial services and transportation, which will...

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Key Trends from the CVCA’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Canadian Market Overview for H1 2019

The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (“CVCA”) released its H1 2019 VC & PE Canadian Market Overview (the “Report”). The Report illustrates the main trends in Venture Capital (“VC”) and Private Equity (“PE”) activity in Canada during the...

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Myron Mallia-Dare quoted in CBA article on the impact of artificial intelligence and automation on the legal industry

CBA/ABC National, "Between fear and hype"

As yesterday’s science fiction quickly becomes today’s reality, society is left struggling with the practical applications of the new tools and possibilities. Given the disruption already witnessed in other sectors, the question that inevitably surfaces is how much tools based...

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