Securities Litigation 2012

Course Date: December 4, 2012

Total: 5h 19min

Welcome And Introduction

Abbas Sabur — Shapray Cramer LLP, Vancouver

Regulatory Proceedings 

  • disclosure
  • disgorgement
  • freeze orders
  • privilege
  • jurisdiction
Joseph A. Bernardo — Chief Enforcement Counsel, British Columbia Securities Commission, Vancouver
Sean K. Boyle — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver
Mark Hilford — Manager of Litigation, British Columbia Securities Commission, Vancouver 
Joyce M. Johner — British Columbia Securities Commission, Vancouver 
Patricia Taylor — Forstrom Jackson, Vancouver 

Networking Break 

Broker/Client Litigation and Enforcement

  • common claims
  • suitability
  • branch supervision/compliance
  • IIROC Enforcement
  • practice management and ethical issues
Leon Getz, QC Getz Prince Wells LLP, Vancouver
R. John Rogers R. John Rogers & Associates, Richmond
Paul Smith — Senior Enforcement Counsel, IIROC
Patrick J. Sullivan — Taylor Veinotte Sullivan, Vancouver 

Criminal & Quasi–Criminal Proceedings

  • trends directions in enforcement and prosecution
  • interjurisdiction and cross-border issues
  • investigation, timing, disclosure, cooperation, and protections for the accused
  • ethical issues and client relations 
James Coates — Lead Investigator, Criminal Investigations Team, British Columbia Securities Commission, Vancouver 
H. Roderick Anderson — Harper Grey LLP, Vancouver 
Michael Van Klaveren — Deputy Director of Proceeds and Securities Prosecution, Ministry of Justice, Vancouver 

Lunch with Featured Speaker: "What is the Public Interest?"

  • the meaning of the “public interest” in securities regulation
Paul C.A. Bourque, QC — Executive Director, British Columbia Securities Commission, Vancouver

Shareholder Litigation

  • takeover bids
  • proxy fights
  • plans of arrangements
  • dissent proceedings
  • client relations
Sean K. Boyle — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver 
Robert W. Cooper — McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Vancouver
Peter A. Gall, QC — Heenan Blaikie LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Materiality and Disclosure 

  • Sharbern Holdings and the meaning of materiality
  • Coventree and disclosure obligations
  • the meaning of ‘materiality’ in the mining sector and NI 43-101
  • client relations
Mark D. Andrews, QC — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
Stephen R. Schachter, QC — Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP, Vancouver

Closing Questions and Comments