Walied Soliman

Canadian Chair

Walied Soliman is the Canadian chair of Norton Rose Fulbright. He is also co-chair of our Canadian
special situations team, which encompasses Canada’s leading hostile and complex M&A, shareholder
activism and complex reorganization transactions. He is widely regarded as one of the leading special
situations practitioners in Canada. Over the past several years, Mr. Soliman has been involved in
almost every major proxy battle in Canada, acting for both issuers and activists. In addition, his
practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, financings, corporate governance and
structured products.
Sought after for his depth of knowledge and experience, Mr. Soliman was appointed in February,
2020 by the government of Ontario to serve as chair of the Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce,
whose mandate was to conduct a full review of the capital markets regulatory regime.
Mr. Soliman was the only lawyer recognized in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine
Power 50 list for 2017; was designated as a “Star Lawyer” by Acritas in 2017 for ranking in the top 28
lawyers globally (over 5,000 lawyers) as selected by a panel of over 3,000 senior in-house counsel;
ranked as a leading Canadian corporate lawyer by both Chambers Canada and Lexpert Canada since
2016; named one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine in
2014; ranked by Best Lawyers in Canada since 2013; and was ranked as one of the Top 40 Lawyers
under 40 in Canada by Lexpert magazine in 2009. Mr. Soliman sits on the board of the BlackNorth
Initiative against anti-Black racism, and among other philanthropic endeavours, he is a board member
of the Toronto SickKids Hospital Foundation.

All Sessions by Walied Soliman

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Day 1: Jun 17, 2020

Day 2: Jun 18, 2020

3:00 pm

3:00 pm

Capital Markets Modernization Task Force Update

The Task Force has suggested that the current SRO framework does not consistently align with the OSC’s public interest mandate and proposes several amendments, including a move to a single SRO. However, not all parties can agree on the details. Get up to date details on the latest developments, including:

  • The status of the report and the major proposals and areas of contention
  • What the amendments will mean for SROs, compliance officers, and investors
  • Next steps and timelines

Gain a more detailed understanding of the status of Capital Markets Modernization Task Force