Securities Fundamentals 2012

Course Date: March 8, 2012

Welcome and Introduction

Geoffrey M. Sherrott — Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP, Vancouver

Corporate Law Primer

  • it all begins with corporate law
  • it's easier to do it right at the beginning than to try to fix it later
  • sometimes securities law drives corporate law (and you need to know when)

Geoffrey M. Sherrott — Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP, Vancouver

Securities Law Primer

  • overview of the general legal framework and requirements
  • the essential questions you should ask yourself at the start of every transaction
  • a survival kit of practice points

Dwight D. Dee — Miller Thomson LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Exempt Distributions

  • what are exempt distributions and why are they exempt?
  • working with exempt distributions
  • practical tips

Michael L. Lee — Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver 


  • timetables and document checklist
  • drafting tips
  • working with the whole prospectus "team" and "other side"

Katherine H. Tang — Boughton Law Corporation, Vancouver
Robert F. White —  Boughton Law Corporation, Vancouver

Lunch (on your own)

British Columbia Securities Commission

  • the basics of dealing with the BCSC on prospectuses, rights offerings, and exemptive relief applications
  • how passport applies to your filing
  • tips for a smoother review process

Larissa M. Streu — Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate Finance, British Columbia Securities Commission, Vancouver

TSX Venture Exchange—Listing and Listing Requirements

  • the role of the TSX
  • TSXV policies and requirements—where to find them?
  • methods of listing—initial public offerings, reverse takeovers, and qualifying transactions
  • listing requirements—the basics of what you need to know

Zafar Khan — Policy Counsel, Listed Issuer Services, TSX Venture Exchange, Vancouver

Networking Break

Continuous Disclosure

  • what’s new?
  • National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations
  • material changes
  • best disclosure practices

Linda J. Hogg — McMillan LLP, Vancouver

Closing Questions and Comments