Advanced Securities Law 2013


Course Date: April 12, 2013

Total: 5h 49min

Welcome and Introduction

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

Emerging Issuers

  • new  information
  • staff notice and general consult
  • best practices

Julie K. Shin — Director, Listed Issuer Services, Toronto Stock Exchange, Toronto
Michael H. Taylor — McMillan LLP, Vancouver 

Alternative Financing Sources

  • financing transactions
  • debt transactions
  • streaming transactions
  • practice tips

Erik Goldsilver — Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Toronto

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

M&A Regulatory and Securities Law Developments

  • Investment Canada Act approvals of Petronas/Progress Energy and CNOOC/Nexen
  • new guidance on state owned enterprises
  • update on Competition Act merger filings and challenges
  • Quebec AMF decision in Rona
  • BCSC treatment of unsolicited offers
  • a lawyer’s practice advice

Shawn C.D. Neylan — Stikeman Elliott LLP, Toronto
John E. Stark — Stikeman Elliott LLP, Vancouver

Lunch (on your own)

Latest Developments in Shareholder Meetings and Proxy Contests

  • advanced notice by-laws
  • TSX rules on majority voting and AGM’s
  • empty voting
  • proxy voting tactics
  • independent chairs
  • Davies white paper
  • role of various counsel

Gordon R. Chambers — Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Vancouver 
Brett A. Kagetsu — Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Vancouver

Recent Developments in Corporate Governance and Disclosure

  • addressing the rise of shareholder activism
  • mitigating the risk of corruption and/or fraud
  • focusing on fair treatment of shareholders
  • practice tips

Caroline Clapham — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver
Joseph A. Garcia — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

BCSC Regulator Update

  • existing and proposed exemptions from the prospectus requirement
    • update on CSA review of minimum amount and accredited investor prospectus exemptions in NI 45-106
    • MI 45-311 exemptions from certain financial statement related Requirements in the OM exemption—issued by all jurisdictions except BC and Ontario
    • BC Notice 2013/03 proposed prospectus exemption to facilitate capital raising by small businesses
  • recent developments affecting M&A
  • restatement of financial statements—the what, when, and how

Michael Moretto — Manager, Corporate Disclosure, British Columbia Securities Commission, Vancouver
Leslie Rose — Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Services, British Columbia Securities Commission, Vancouver
Gordon Smith — Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Services, British Columbia Securities Commission, Vancouver 

43-101 Disclosure Issues

  • BCSC 2012 Mining Report
  • common disclosure issues

Brian E. Abraham, QC — Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, Vancouver
Robert T. Holland — British Columbia Securities Commission, Vancouver
Stefan Lopatka — Manager, Geologist, TSX Venture Exchange, Vancouver

Closing Questions and Comments