Securities Law


Canadian securities law comprises a unique mix of enduring basic principles and constantly-changing technical details. This new book, by Jeffrey MacIntosh and Christopher Nicholls, provides a solid introduction to both. The book includes a survey of all of the “usual” securities law topics—including basic definitions, the public and exempt markets for securities, insider trading, continuous disclosure, and take-over and issuer bids. But the discussion of these and other specific topics is interwoven with a careful consideration of larger public policy issues. The authors thus help guide the reader through the complex labyrinth of modern securities regulation by constantly highlighting the unifying thread of fundamental principles.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Canadian Capital Markets
Chapter 2: Canadian Securities Regulators
Chapter 3: Fundamental Securities Law Concepts: “Security,” “Trade,” “Distribution”
Chapter 4: Securities Dealers and Other Registrants
Chapter 5: Raising Capital Through the Issuance of Securities
Chapter 6: The Prospectus Process
Chapter 7: The Exempt Market (Private Placements)
Chapter 8: Insider Trading
Chapter 9: Continuous Disclosure
Chapter 10: Take-over and Issuer Bids
Chapter 11: Securities Law Enforcement
Chapter 12: Conclusion

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