Sean Sadler’s practice focuses on securities trading and adviser regulation, particularly advising Canadian and non-resident dealers and advisers on offering services in Canada. Sean regularly advises registrants on private placements; commodity futures and OTC derivatives trading; acquisitions; divestitures and reorganisations of registrants; mergers of investment fund complexes; and establishment of investment fund businesses. He has, together with local counsel, assisted clients in establishing or restructuring investment funds in non-Canadian jurisdictions including, Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands and Mauritius. Sean regularly advises on securities law/IIROC/MFDA compliance and enforcement matters, and white-collar defence and internal investigations on matters involving securities.
Sean is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Canada Bar Association; he was called to the Ontario Bar in 1989.
Sean is a contributing author to Broker-Dealer Regulation (PLI); Investment Adviser Regulation (PLI); The International Comparative Legal Guide to Alternative Investment Funds 2019: Canada; and The International Comparative Legal Guide to Public Investment Funds 2019 – Canada. He is the co-editor of Annotated Ontario Securities Legislation. Sean can be found on Twitter at @SeanDSadler.