Advanced Securities Law 2014


Course Date: May 22, 2014

Total: 57min

Welcome and Introduction

Fred R. Pletcher — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
Leo Raffin — McMillan LLP, Vancouver

Shareholder Activism Toolkit

  • US experience and Canadian experience
  • Canadian poison pills—recent developments
  • proxy advisory firms
  • activist shareholder meeting requisitions
  • alternatives to legal proceedings
  • reputational attacks
  • possible defences, pro-active strategies, settlement vs. confrontation

Gordon R. Chambers — Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Vancouver
Robert B. Cohen — Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Toronto
H. Jane Murdoch — Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Vancouver
Lorne Silver — Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Toronto

Networking Break

Board Diversity 

  • OSC proposed disclosure requirements for representation of women on boards and in senior management
  • implications of the disclosure requirements

Melanie Bradley — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
James R. Munro — McMillan LLP, Vancouver

Financing Update

  • new prospectus exemptions
  • new pre-marketing and "testing the waters" rules
  • developments in defensive tactics

David Bowles — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver
Steven McKoen — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver

Lunch (provided) with Optional Session: "Understanding and Overcoming Perfectionism"

Derek C. LaCroix, QC — Executive Director, Lawyers Assistance Program, Vancouver
Allison Wolf — Certified Executive Coach, Shift Works Strategic Inc., Vancouver

Private Equity

  • industry update
  • PIPE (Private Investment in Public Equity)—common terms, term sheet review
  • going private transaction—common terms, term sheet review

Mia Bacic — McCullough O'Connor Irwin LLP, Vancouver
Jonathan McCullough — McCullough O'Connor Irwin LLP, Vancouver
Daniel E. Steiner — Stikeman Elliott LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Issues for Public Companies

  • the insolvency framework and what you need to know
  • restructuring options for public companies
  • dealing with the regulators
  • cross-border issues

Tevia R.M. Jeffries — Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver
John R. Sandrelli — Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver

Case Law Update and Mergers & Acquisitions Update

  • key cases
  • analysis and trends
  • effects on practice

Fred R. Pletcher — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
Leo Raffin — McMillan LLP, Vancouver