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The regulation of Canadian securities is complex and evolving. The policies and priorities of the various regulators continue to change. New and emerging areas of securities law have special rules that can be confusing. It can be difficult to stay current and build comprehensive expertise in securities law.

This intensive course, from the expert faculty who developed OsgoodePD’s Professional LLM in Securities Law, will give you a practical understanding of the fundamentals of current Canadian securities law and practice. It will cover:

  • Principal elements of securities regulation across Canada
  • Mutual Reliance Review System and Passport System
  • Types of securities that can be offered through private placements
  • Overview of exemption criteria for private placements across Canada
  • Current and emerging trends in securities litigation and enforcement
  • Preparing the documentation for a public offering: key considerations
  • Public mergers and acquisitions – arrangements and new rules for takeover bids
  • Corporate governance: best practices for public companies
  • Ethics in private placements and public offerings



  • John Ciardullo, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Heather Zordel, Gardiner Roberts LLP
  • Aaron Atkinson, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Erez Blumberger, Chief Regulatory Counsel AUM Law
  • Douglas Bryce, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Keith R. Chatwin, Stikeman Elliott LLP (Calgary)
  • Mary G. Condon, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Naizam Kanji, Director, Office of Mergers & Acquisitions, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Eliot N. Kolers, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Daniel Murdoch, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Michael Partridge, Goodmans LLP
  • Kimberly Poster, Chief Legal Counsel, Investment Funds, AUM Law
  • Lawrence E. Ritchie, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Philippe Tardif, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Sean Vanderpol, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • John Wilkin, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


Group Discounts

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including link to program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web-On Demand

Date Recorded
September 21 & 28 and October 5 & 19, 2016
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$1395 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Junior and mid-level associates practicing in corporate and securities law
  • Lawyers who want to develop their securities law expertise
  • Regulators
  • Investment dealers and advisors
  • Corporate executives
  • Finance officers
  • Civil litigators who practice securities litigation

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What past attendees of our Canadian Securities Program have said:

“Excellent speakers and well organized presentations.”

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