Securities Law & Instruments

IN THE MATTER OF AYAZ DHANANI (also known as AZIM VIRANI, MICHAEL LEE, ALEX NEBRIS, PAUL DHANANI, SAMUEL RAMOS, and RAHIM JIWA)

ORDER (Subsection 127(1) and (10) of the Securities Act, RSO 1990, c S.5)

Philip Anisman, Chair of the Panel

May 12, 2017

WHEREAS the Ontario Securities Commission held a hearing in writing on the application of Staff of the Commission ("Staff") for an order imposing sanctions pursuant to subsections 127(1) and 127(10) of the Securities Act, RSO 1990, c S.5 (the "Act");

ON READING the Findings of the British Columbia Securities Commission (the "BCSC") dated May 30, 2016 and the Decision of the BCSC dated December 16, 2016, in the matter of Ayaz Dhanani (also known as Azim Virani, Michael Lee, Alex Nebris, Paul Dhanani, Samuel Ramos, and Rahim Jiwa) ("Dhanani") and on reading the materials filed by Staff, Dhanani not having appeared and not having filed any materials, although properly served;

IT IS ORDERED THAT:

1. pursuant to paragraph 127(1)2 of the Act, trading in any securities or derivatives by Dhanani cease permanently;

2. pursuant to paragraph 127(1)2.1 of the Act, the acquisition of any securities by Dhanani is prohibited permanently;

3. pursuant to paragraph 127(1)3 of the Act, the exemptions contained in Ontario securities law do not apply permanently to Dhanani;

4. pursuant to paragraphs 127(1)7, 8.1, and 8.3 of the Act, Dhanani resign any position that he holds as a director or officer of any issuer or registrant, including an investment fund manager;

5. pursuant to paragraphs 127(1)8, 8.2 and 8.4 of the Act, Dhanani is prohibited permanently from becoming or acting as a director or officer of any issuer or registrant, including an investment fund manager; and

6. pursuant to paragraph 127(1)8.5, Dhanani is prohibited permanently from becoming or acting as a registrant, including an investment fund manager, or a promoter.

"Philip Anisman"