Naizam Kanji is Director of the Office of Mergers & Acquisitions (OMA) at the Ontario Securities Commission. The OMA is responsible for the securities regulation related to take-over bids and defensive tactics, issuer bids, related party transactions, business combinations, shareholder rights and proxy contests. Naizam has been with the Ontario Securities Commission since 2000 and was previously Deputy Director of the Corporate Finance Branch with primary responsibility for mergers and acquisitions. Naizam has been a frequent speaker on mergers and acquisitions at conferences and law schools in Canada and the United States. He has also written papers on regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions law. As of January 2019, Naizam is serving as Special Advisor to the Chair on Regulatory Burden Reduction.