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To achieve the best results for your clients in this challenging area, you must have a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of the panoply of rights and remedies available to shareholders, along with their limitations. This fully-updated version of an acclaimed program provides you with the tools you need.

  • Oppression remedy review and update
    • Including: trends in the courts’ approaches, the business judgment rule, and creative uses of the remedy
  • Corporate governance considerations in shareholder disputes
    • Including: fiduciary obligations among principals of closely held companies and interaction of fiduciary and oppression claims; conflicts of interest and due diligence requirements
    • Resolving shareholder disputes outside the court to preserve enterprise value
  • Claims and interim remedies
    • Including: interim management, use of monitors/inspectors, injunctive-type relief, non-competition, and confidentiality obligations
  • Accounting and valuation issues and solutions
    • Including: role of financial experts; best approaches to developing settlement positions
  • Strategies and tactics during the course of litigation
    • Including: practical tips and strategies for bringing or responding to an application or action for an oppression remedy
  • Alternative remedies under the Business Corporations Act: insolvency proceedings, windups, and derivative actions
  • Good faith since Bhasin: an update on implications for shareholder agreements and shareholder disputes
  • Ethical and professional issues for counsel in shareholder disputes and litigation



  • Lisa C. Munro, Lerners LLP
  • Allan Coleman, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP



Fees include attendance and program materials. Group discounts are available. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Group Discounts for CLE Programs

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. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the date, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Webcast Fee per Delegate

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

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute a full refund (less $75 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. No other refund is available.


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Paul Truster

Program Details

Date & Time

April 27, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Online Replay 
June 3, 2020
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Fee per Delegate

$695 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017 - Present): $347.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Commercial litigators
  • Corporate-commercial lawyers involved in managing/resolving shareholder disputes in closely-held companies
  • In-house counsel in closely-held companies
  • Paralegals and law clerks

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The content was superb. Great selection of presenters, useful information, no ‘filler’. Great job! Very practical advice on the tough choices that have to be made in dealing with these situations..Superb, knowledgeable panel.”
James Thorlakson, Miller Thomson LLP

Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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