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Sean D. Sadler

OFFICE

Toronto

DIRECT LINE

416-601-7511

E-MAIL

ssadler@mccarthy.ca

V-CARD

LAW SCHOOL

Osgoode Hall Law School
University of Windsor

BAR ADMISSION

Ontario, 1989




Biography

Sean Sadler is a partner in the Securities Regulation & Investment Products Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLP in its Toronto office.

Since joining the firm in 1989, he has been primarily engaged in a securities trading and adviser regulation practice, with particular emphasis on advising Canadian and non-resident dealers and advisers on the offering of their services in Canada, including structuring and regulation of collective investment vehicles and the public and private offering of investment products and securities, retail mutual funds, institutional pooled funds, hedge funds, closed-end funds, separately managed accounts, wrap accounts, wealth management services, family offices and registered education savings plans.

Mr. Sadler also regularly advises on securities law/IIROC/MFDA compliance and enforcement matters for registrants and on private placements, commodity futures and OTC derivatives trading, acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations of registrants and the merger of investment fund complexes and the establishment of investment fund businesses. Mr. Sadler has, together with local counsel, assisted clients in establishing or restructuring investment funds in jurisdictions outside Canada including, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Mauritius.

Mr. Sadler has been recently engaged as securities counsel to the receiver of an insolvent hedge fund complex. Earlier in his career, he was seconded as legal counsel to the Registration Section of the Capital Markets Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission and to the Fixed Income Group of CIBC Wood Gundy Securities Inc.

For many years, Mr. Sadler has been a special lecturer in various securities law topics at the University of Windsor, the University of Western Ontario, Dalhousie University and Queen’s University. He is a co-editor of CCH’s Annotated Ontario Securities Legislation. He is also a co-author of CCH’s Canadian Securities Regulatory Requirements Applicable to Non-Resident Broker-Dealers, Advisers and Investment Fund Managers, a handbook of Canadian securities regulatory requirements for non-resident securities firms published in 2012. Mr. Sadler is also co-author of a chapter in Practising Law Institute’s texts, Broker-Dealer Regulation and Investment Adviser Regulation.

Mr. Sadler appears in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the areas of mutual funds law, private funds law and securities law, in the 2014 International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers, in the 2014 Who’s Who Legal: Canada and the 2014 Who’s Who Legal 100 in the area of private funds. Mr. Sadler is recognized in Practical Law Company’s 2011/2012 Investment Funds Handbook as a recommended lawyer in Canada and has appeared in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the area of asset management and investment funds.

He received his B.A. from the University of Toronto, his J.D. from the University of Windsor and his LL.M. in banking and financial services law from the Osgoode Hall Law School. Mr. Sadler was called to the Ontario bar in 1989.

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Alternative Investment Funds 2013 Edition.
Canada Chapter - Alternative Investment Funds 2013

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