Advanced Securities 2023: Series

Course Date: May 3, 2023

Full Course Materials
Total: 6h 43min

Day 1: Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Securities Case Law Update (12:00 – 1:00)

  • Sandpiper v. First Capital Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Wong v. Pretium Resources Inc.
  • Politan Capital Management LP v. Masimo Corporation
  • Sharpe (Re), 2022 ONSEC 3
  • Gascon v. Newmont Goldcorp., 2022 ONSC 2511
  • Bam Bam Resources et al., Re New Point Exploration, 2023 BCSECCOM 170
  • Eley v. Ontario Securities Commission, 2023 ONSC 2168

Cory KentMcMillan LLP, Vancouver
Fred R. PletcherBorden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Day 2: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Corporate Finance Update (12:00 – 1:00) (pre-recorded presentation)

  • TSX policy update on price of public offerings and Voting Agreements and Listed Issuer Financing Exemption (LIFE)
  • LIFE: what it is, eligibility requirements, offering limitations, content of form, and process
  • Well-Known Seasoned Issuer Exemption (WKSI): what is it, eligibility requirements, process, and disclosure requirements

James BeebyBennett Jones LLP, Vancouver
Chris Birkett, CPA, CAVice President, Toronto Stock Exchange, Vancouver

BREAK (1:00 – 1:15)

Digital Assets—A Primer and Discussion with the BCSC (1:15 – 2:15)

  • what are digital assets and how do you classify them?
  • Canadian regulatory regime vs. the global regulatory regime?
  • use cases for digital assets
  • key M&A considerations 
  • other considerations

Julie BogleBorden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
Michael BradyDeputy Director, Capital Market Regulation, BC Securities Commission, Vancouver
James R. MunroMcMillan LLP, Vancouver

Regulatory Update (2:15 – 3:00)

  • new Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO)
    • amalgamation of IIROC and the MFDA
    • new SRO implementation and integration process
    • what to expect post-amalgamation
  • TSX-V update
    • recap: CPC and Security Based Compensation Changes
    • $0.05 Minimum Price Changes
    • Listed Issuer Financing Exemption (LIFE)
    • Private Placements of Flow-through Securities involving Charities
    • LINX

Charlotte BellSenior Policy Counsel, TMX Group, Vancouver
Liz Coape-ArnoldSenior Legal Counsel, Capital Market Regulation, BC Securities Commission, Vancouver

Day 3: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Executive Compensation and Clawback Policies (12:00 – 1:00)

Narendra AcharyaBaker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago
Andrew MacDougall
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto

BREAK (1:00 – 1:15)

ESG Disclosure for Public Companies (1:15 – 2:15)

M. Joanna CameronOsler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Vancouver
Tamara HowarthVice President, Legal, Wheaton Precious Metals Corp., Vancouver

Advanced Notice Bylaws and Universal Proxy Rules in the US (2:15 – 3:15)

Jennifer HansenCassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Vancouver
Ian HazlettPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Toronto