Alexandra Luchenko
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4166

Alexandra focuses on complex commercial and securities related matters including domestic and cross-border regulatory proceedings, director and officer liability, disclosure violations, insider trading allegations, corruption and anti-bribery, shareholders’ remedies, litigation support in respect of proxy contests, corporate governance, cybersecurity, litigation involving financial institutions and litigation involving potentially significant reputational risk. She has experience drafting policies, conducting independent investigations on behalf of corporate clients, defending search warrants and advising on other issues involving regulatory investigations. Alexandra has significant experience working on behalf of mining, resource and technology companies in these areas.

She has appeared before the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before a number of administrative tribunals, including the British Columbia Securities Commission, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Alexandra's representative experience includes:

  • Advising on investigations by various provincial Securities Commissions, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Insurance Council of British Columbia

  • Providing litigation support in respect of proxy contests on behalf of multiple public issuers

  • Counsel before the British Columbia Court of Appeal successfully overturning a multi-million dollar disgorgement award by the British Columbia Securities Commission

  • Clarifying the obligations of B.C. Securities Commission staff in disclosing documents to a respondent in the context of an inter-jurisdictional investigation and the process to be undertaken by Commission staff in disclosing such documents

  • Defending various investment dealers and brokers in civil actions and assisting in response to regulatory investigations pertaining to client investment and compliance issues

  • Representing companies and public issuers on a variety of litigation matters, including court approval of plans of arrangement and corporate reorganizations and addressing shareholder opposition to such action

  • Acting as litigation counsel to potential acquirers and targets in hostile take-over bids and related shareholder rights plan hearings

  • Conducting internal investigations in respect of allegations from whistleblowers

  • Conducting international anti-corruption investigations and due diligence for multinational clients in connection with allegations of improper payments to government officials in Canada, Asia and Africa

  • Challenging a municipal bylaw before the Supreme Court of Canada

  • Obtaining on short notice an order for the appointment of a receiver over the opposing party’s business, pending the opposing party fulfilling their obligations to the client

  • Counsel before the British Columbia Supreme Court in a trial regarding contractual and agency disputes

  • Resisting an application by defendants in a class proceeding to join an actuarial firm to the class action

PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Securities Litigation, May 17, 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Litigation & Dispute Resolution, February 27, 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Business Crimes Investigations & Compliance and Securities Litigation, May 19, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Business Crimes Investigations & Compliance, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution, May 4, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Securities Litigation, December 2, 2015.
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