Event (Upcoming)


October 2022

Buyer Aware: Applying essential protections to the crypto world

11:45am-1:30pm | One King West - 1 King Street West, Toronto, Purchase Tickets

As retail investors pile into volatile crypto investments and other novel products amid mounting economic uncertainty, the risks are real and regulators are on high alert. The CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission, Grant Vingoe, lays out why regulatory oversight of the crypto industry is critical for our capital markets and outlines the OSC’s path forward under its new structure and expanded mandate.

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Buyer Aware: Applying essential protections to the crypto world

Grant Vingoe

Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)

Grant Vingoe

Grant Vingoe is the first dedicated Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). He previously served as both Chair and CEO of the OSC before the roles were separated with the proclamation of the Securities Commission Act, 2021 on April 29, 2022. He continues to serve as a member of the OSC’s Board of Directors.

Grant is Chair of the Policy Coordination Committee of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the umbrella organization for securities commissions in Canada, and is a member of the board of directors of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). He is also the Chair of the Joint Regulators Committee responsible for the CSA’s oversight of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments.

Grant is a senior leader and trusted adviser for regulatory agencies and, during his career as a partner in leading global law firms, for issuers and financial services clients. He has extensive cross-border expertise in securities law and deep knowledge of financial markets.

Grant holds a J.D. from Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School and an LL.M. from the New York University School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in Ontario in 1983 and in New York in 1985.

Patricia Olasker


Patricia Olasker

Patricia acts on many of Canada’s most complex M&A and capital markets transactions across all sectors and has extensive experience advising parties on both sides of proxy contests and shareholder activism. Boards of directors, special committees and activist shareholders regularly consult her on their corporate governance and transaction-specific matters. She also specializes in public market derivatives, the development of innovative structured debt and equity products and MJDS offerings of equity/debt. She is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School teaching Advanced M&A. She is a member of the OSC’s CEO Advisory Council, former adviser to the chair of the OSC and past chair of the OSC’s Securities Advisory Committee. She is Vice Chair of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, President of the Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association and Vice Chair of the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation Board. Select Recognition: Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by WXN; Chambers Global; The Legal 500 Canada; IFLR1000; Lexpert/ALM Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Best Lawyers in Canada; Expert Guides’ Women in Business Law; Lexpert Magazine’s Top 25 Women Lawyers in Canada; Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada; Lexpert Zenith Award.

Samantha Paisley

Capital Markets Consulting Leader
PwC Canada

Samantha Paisley

Samantha Paisley is the Capital Markets Consulting Leader for PwC Canada. Samantha and the PwC team help market leaders solve for the complexity of today and innovate for sustainable outcomes to achieve efficient capital markets for everyone.

With more than 15 years of experience, working out of New York, London and Toronto, Samantha assists the world’s largest capital markets participants in navigating new business strategies, new regulatory regimes and the ever evolving technology landscape.

Samantha holds a Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Science as well as a Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is a member of the Women in Capital Markets Advisory Council.

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