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Alexandra Luchenko

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Regulatory Compliance

Alexandra's experience in regulatory compliance includes responding to allegations of disclosure violations as well as insider trading. In addition to domestic proceedings, she regularly assists in cross-border matters including in the United States, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Her representative experience includes:

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

  • Successfully defending allegations that the Financial Institutions Commission of British Columbia acted unreasonably in approving a credit union’s application to become federally incorporated

  • 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

Transactional Litigation

In the context of mergers and acquisitions, Alexandra has experience in the areas of director and officer liability, shareholders’ remedies, litigation support in respect of proxy contests, and corporate governance. Her representative experience includes:

  • Providing litigation support in respect of proxy contests on behalf of public issuers in industries such as technology, health sciences and mining

  • Representing companies and public issuers seeking court approval of plans of arrangement and corporate reorganizations

  • Addressing shareholder opposition to corporate transactions in the context of dissent proceedings, oppression and derivative actions

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

Investigations and Crisis Management

Alexandra also provides crisis management services to clients involving whistleblower allegations, corruption and anti-bribery in Canada, Africa and Asia, cybersecurity, and litigation involving potentially significant reputational risk. She has experience drafting policies, conducting independent investigations on behalf of corporate clients and defending search warrants

General Civil Litigation

Alexandra also maintains a general civil litigation practice. Her representative experience includes:

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

Alexandra has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hotlist – Canada 2019.

Professional Activities

Alexandra is currently a member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Administrative Law Section, Securities Law Section and Civil Litigation Section.

Alexandra is active in numerous professional and community organizations. She volunteers with various programs provided by Access Pro Bono since being called to the bar in 2008.

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Education
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar - 2008
LL.B., University of British Columbia - 2007
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