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This program is part of The Certificate in Canadian Securities Law. 

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

Faculty

Chair

  • 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

Agenda

Fees

Fees include attendance, program materials, dinner and break refreshments.

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the Intensive Program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, 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.

Cancellations and Substitutions

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

Technical Support

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

FAQs

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Program Details

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

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Stephen M Ahad at SAhad@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019
6:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m. EDT

Location

Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$1495 + HST

Newly Licensed (2016-2019): 50% off the regular rate

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours

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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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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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