Deconstructing Securities Law


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Julia Dublin, Barrister & SolicitorJulia Dublin, Barrister & Solicitor

After 18 years with the Ontario Securities Commission and five years with a Bay Street law firm, Julia Dublin opened her own practice in January 2011. She perceived a need for specialised independent securities law expertise, whereby corporate and individual clients can obtain focused guidance and representation at a reasonable cost free of conflict of interest or client relationship concerns.

Julia is a graduate of Queen’s Law School with over 25 years experience at the leading edge of securities regulatory and common law developments in both the public and private sectors. Recognized internationally, she was voted the Compliance Reporter “Lawyer of the Year” for Achievement in Regulatory Compliance in 2004.

Practice Areas

Julia has advised Canadian and U.S. intermediaries, individuals, public and private issuers, law firms, advocacy groups and federal and provincial regulators, including banking and life insurance regulators. She is experienced with both corporate governance and market intermediation, and with business structures including joint ventures and limited partnerships in the public and exempt markets. She has represented clients in regulatory and civil proceedings. She is a consultant to FAIR Canada and chairs a mutual fund IRC. Julia has been retained as an expert witness in civil litigation matters concerning mutual fund governance, suitability standards and stock exchange trading practices. Julia has written and lectured extensively for both professional and academic audiences.She teaches Advanced Securities Law at the Osgoode Hall Law School; and has presented major papers on securities law subjects, including the Law Society of Upper Canada Special Lectures and the Queen’s University Annual Business Law Symposium.

Understanding and Helping Clients

Julia’s varied experience enables her to assist clients to untangle complex matters that cut across many areas of securities business and legal practice. As well as technical legal issues, she can assist with the underlying business and compliance concerns of issuers, mutual fund managers, dealers, financial planners and portfolio managers as well as the difficulties faced by injured investors. She also has a keen appreciation of the perspectives and goals of financial sector regulators both in Canada and internationally. She understands the need to demystify and simplify securities law situations for clients and how to facilitate constructive relationships with regulators.