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The regulation of Canadian securities is complex and evolving, with the policies and priorities of the various regulators and their shared activities trying to keep pace. New and emerging areas of securities law have special rules that can be confusing. Staying current and building comprehensive expertise in securities law is a challenge.

This intensive course, taught by an expert faculty drawn from private practice and regulators, 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
  • Regulatory Burden Reduction Initiatives
  • 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



  • Heather Zordel, Gardiner Roberts LLP
  • Grant Vingoe, Vice Chair, Ontario Securities Commission

Faculty includes:

  • Aaron Atkinson, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Erez Blumberger, President, AUM Law
  • Sarah Bradley, Ombudsman and CEO, Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments
  • Keith R. Chatwin, Stikeman Elliott LLP (Calgary)
  • Mary G. Condon, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Kevan Cowan, Chief Executive Officer, Capital Markets Authority Implementation Organization
  • Alex Gorka, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Naizam Kanji, Director, Office of Mergers & Acquisitions, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Michael Partridge, Goodmans LLP
  • Kimberly Poster, Chief Legal Counsel and Senior Vice President, AUM Law
  • Leila Rafi, McMillan LLP
  • Johanna Superina, Deputy Director, Enforcement Branch, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Philippe Tardif, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Sean Vanderpol, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • John Wilkin, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Rachel Young, Senior Litigation Counsel, Ontario Securities Commission


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

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.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

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 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.


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Technical Support

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

Program Details

Delivery Method

Program On-Demand

Date Recorded
June 5, 2019
Fee per Delegate

$1,495 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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