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Natalia Vandervoort Associate

Direct: 416.217.0853
Fax: 416.217.0220
Email: nvandervoort@cmblaw.ca
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Natalia practices commercial and securities litigation with experience advising clients on a variety of matters, including professional negligence, employment, breaches of contract, proxy battles and shareholder disputes, investment loss claims, share valuation proceedings, civil fraud actions, contempt proceedings and fiduciary litigation. Natalia also regularly advises clients  being investigated or prosecuted by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) and the Joint Serious Offences Team (JSOT).

Natalia has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the OSC, IIROC, MFDA and the Licence Appeal Tribunal. She has experience appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice to defend clients charged with securities offences.

Natalia is in the process of completing her LLM degree at Osgoode Hall Law School specializing in administrative law, securities law and dispute resolution. During the program, Natalia has expanded her knowledge of regulatory law and has written extensively on various topics. While in law school, Natalia defended clients charged with summary offences under the Criminal Code of Canada in her role as a Criminal Division Leader at the Community and Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP). Natalia also successfully competed in a number of mooting competitions, including the Corporate and Securities Moot.

Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Natalia articled at a full service law firm.

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Co-Author, “The Canadian Securities Administrators 2018/2019 Enforcement Report – Key Highlights”, August 27, 2019

Co-Author, “The OSC Whistleblower Program – Three Years Later”, July 31, 2019

Author, Uncharted Territory - Application of Securities Law to Cryptocurrency Offerings, PCMA E-News Brief, November 28, 2017

Moderator, “Charity Law Conference”, Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association, November 23, 2017

Speaker, “Buying and Selling a Business”, Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association, June 4, 2015

Author, “The New Age of Investing – Equity Crowdfunding” (2014) Vol 3 Financial Governance Journal

Speaker, “Avoiding Litigation Risk”, Client Seminar, January 2015

Contact

Direct: 416.217.0853
Fax: 416.217.0220
Email: nvandervoort@cmblaw.ca
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Education

Called to the Bar – 2013

LL.M. (Candidate) – Osgoode Hall Law School, 2017

J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School – 2012

Certificate in Dispute Resolution, York University – 2009

B.A.(Hons) Criminology, York University – 2008

Law and Psychology, Academic Exchange Program, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam – 2007

Associations

Secretary and Program Director, Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association

Osgoode Investor Protection Clinic, Supervising Lawyer

Member of The Advocates’ Society 

Member of the Toronto Lawyers Association