Shareholders’ Remedies 2011

Course Date: June 10, 2011

Welcome and Introduction

Stephen Antle — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Shareholder Remedy Overview

  • corporate remedies
  • statutory compliance and remedial applications
  • derivative actions
  • oppression claims
  • shareholder dissent
  • liquidation

Michelle T. Maniago — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
Stephen T.C. Warnett — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Oppression and Derivative Claims

  • what distinguishes oppression claims and derivative actions?
  • when can one scenario give rise to both?
  • what do you do when one scenario does give rise to both?
  • real life examples

Tracey M. Cohen — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
T. Mark Pontin — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Oppression: Proceeding or Action?

  • when can/should/will an oppression proceeding be converted to an action to be tried?
  • a view from the bench
  • real life examples

The Honourable Madam Justice N. Victoria Gray — Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Mark D. Andrews, QC — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Lunch (on your own)

Oppression Class Proceedings

  • Jellema v. American Bullion Minerals—oppression claims can now be certified as class proceedings
  • new considerations for shareholders and corporations

Sharon D. Matthews — Camp Fiorante Matthews, Vancouver
Bradley W. Dixon — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • mediation
  • commercial arbitration
  • explore their roles in resolving shareholder disputes

Colleen J. Cattell, QC — Fitzpatrick and Company, West Vancouver

Networking Break

Shareholders’ Agreements and Other Solicitors' Issues

  • how to use shareholders' agreements to set up and manage business relationships to avoid shareholder disputes
  • other strategies
  • a solicitor's perspective

Mark E. Wong — Koffman Kalef LLP, Vancouver 
Geoffrey B. Gomery, QC — Nathanson Schachter & Thompson LLP, Vancouver

Concluding Remarks

Stephen Antle — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver