Securities Fraud Lawyers Serving Edmonton, Alberta
Over the past few years there has been a renewed interest by securities regulators in western Canada to pursue criminal and quasi-criminal action against individuals and companies who may, or may not be, in fault of securities fraud. Leveraging both the Criminal Code of Canada and Canada’s Securities Act, regulators have been poised to raise accusations of wrongdoing by individuals and firms.
When faced with such legal action, you require an Edmonton criminal law firm that has a depth of experience and substantial resources to defend your case of investment fraud. This is far more critical when such accusations involve multiple charges or repeat offenses.
The Common Nature of Securities Fraud in Alberta
Securities fraud charges in Alberta typically stem from financial management relationships where investments, or the entire market, have turned sour. More often than not, charges of securities fraud are related to the miscommunication between an advisor and the client. This can often be the result of an advisor’s lack of knowledge regarding their client’s needs and expectations. This is also referred to as the Know-Your-Client (KYC) rules of financial advice.
Our team of securities fraud lawyers in Edmonton have the experience, resources, and background to defend a variety charges such as:
- Misrepresentation of financial data and investment risk
- Absence of informed consent
- Ignorance and negligence of KYC rules
- Improper KYC documentation
- Failure to meet annually with clients in accordance with IIROC
Are You Facing Securities Fraud Charges in Alberta?
Contact our Edmonton criminal lawyers if you are currently facing charges of securities fraud. Any charges of investment fraud, under the Criminal Code of Canada, are complex and require the skilled background of a criminal lawyer. Call our criminal law office in Edmonton if you need advice and guidance in defending such fraud charges.