Sean Sadler


McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Sean D. Sadler is a partner in the Securities Regulation and 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 fund managers, dealers and advisers on the offering of their services in Canada, including the structuring and regulation of collective investment vehicles and the public and private offering of investment products and securities, including 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, and on white collar defense, internal investigations, voluntary and whistle-blowing disclosures with respect to matters involving securities activities. Mr. Sadler has been 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 several Canadian universities. For over 20 years, he has been a co-editor of LexisNexis’ Annotated Ontario Securities Legislation. Mr. Sadler is also co-author of a chapter in Practising Law Institute’s treatises, Broker-Dealer Regulation and Investment Adviser Regulation, and a chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Alternative Investment Funds 2018. Mr. Sadler is recognized in the current editions of Chambers Canada and Lexpert as a leading lawyer in the area of investment funds. He appears in the most recent edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the areas of mutual funds law, private funds law and securities law, in the 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. He received his BA from the University of Toronto, his JD from the University of Windsor and his LLM in Banking and Financial Services Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. Mr. Sadler was called to the Ontario bar in 1989.

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