Advanced Securities 2015


Course Date: April 30, 2015

Total: 57min

Welcome and Introduction

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

Regulatory Update

  • OSC's proposed new whistleblower provisions
  • public interest power of the OSC
  • update on matters of interest at the TSX

Amandeep Sandhu McMillan LLP, Vancouver
Julie K. Shin Director, Listed Issuer Services, Toronto Stock Exchange, Toronto

Networking Break

Latest M&A Developments out of Delaware: Comparing the US and Canadian Legal M&A Contexts

  • Delaware: key recent M&A developments
  • comparison of US and Canadian M&A legal frameworks
  • implications for boards and dealmakers

Sven O. Milelli McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Vancouver
Michael G. Urbani Stikeman Elliott LLP, Vancouver

Cross-Border IPOS: Challenges and Opportunities

  • making the decision—the pros and cons of a cross-border vs. domestic IPO
  • planning and coordination—understanding and managing the differences between Canadian and US laws, practices, and timing is the key to success
  • the US JOBS Act—what it means for a Canadian company
  • post-IPO considerations—reporting on both sides of the border
  • challenges of a “northbound” IPO

Joseph A. Garcia Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver
Kathleen Keilty Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver
Riccardo A. Leofanti Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Toronto

Networking Lunch

Advising a Public Company with Operations in Challenging Jurisdictions

  • what to do when your first world client faces third world problems, like allegations of human rights abuses, corruption, or environmental damage

Gordon R. Chambers Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Vancouver
John Smith Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Case Law Update

  • key cases
    • analysis and trends
    • effects on practice
Fred R. Pletcher — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
Leo Raffin — McMillan LLP, Vancouver

Current Mid-Market M&A Trends—The Dealmaker's Perspective

  • state of the mid-market update and review of key deal term trends
  • perspectives from financial advisory and private equity experts

Jeremy Billan, CFA Vice President, Tricor Pacific Capital, Vancouver
Andrew Kemper, CA, CBV Associate Partner, Capital West Partners, Vancouver
Jonathan McCullough McCullough O'Connor Irwin LLP, Vancouver
Tyler Smyrski Partner, Yellow Point Equity Partners, Vancouver

Closing Questions and Comments 

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