Markus is the author of Oppression and RelatedRemedies, a leading text on shareholder rights and directors liabilitiespublished by Thomson/Carswell. He has also prepared the “Oppression Manual” forthe Corporations Directorate of Industry Canada to assist that Ministry indeciding to investigate or intervene in shareholder disputes. He speaks andpublishes widely in the area and teaches at the Institute of CorporateDirectors.
He has acted for shareholders, fund managers, directors andcorporate officers as both plaintiff’s and defendant’s counsel. In recent cases,he has acted for a controlling shareholder of a publicly traded company facingallegations of appropriation of corporate opportunities and has obtained anorder replacing the board of directors of a publicly traded company. In additionMarkus has represented shareholders in a wide variety of disputes that have ledto the buy out of one or more shareholder groups.
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Our Securities Litigation Group has extensiveexperience in a broad spectrum of securities litigation and enforcement mattersranging from regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, shareholderclass actions and derivative litigation, securities arbitration, criminal andquasi-criminal court proceedings, corporate governance litigation to advising onsecurities fraud, insider trading and market manipulation issues. Severalsecurities litigation lawyers are the authors of Litigation Unleashed, a guideto Ontario secondary market liability laws which are expected to produce anincrease in shareholder class actions.
We regularly provide advice and represent clients in matters involvingcivil litigation, regulatory charges, disciplinary hearings, and criminaltrials. A few of the many issues we have been involved with include allegationsof unauthorised/insider trading, stock churning, stock fraud, suitability ofinvestments, and arbitration of securities disputes. We have extensiveexpertience in this area. Rod Anderson is a recognized leader in securitieslitigation in B.C., and Ronald Pelletier’s securities background includes timespent in Toronto as Chief Counsel (Enforcement) for the Toronto StockExchange.