Securities Fundamentals 2015

Course Date: December 4, 2015

Total: 5h
Welcome and Introduction

Geoffrey M. Sherrott — Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP, Vancouver
Prospectus Exemptions Update
  • new rights offering exemption
  • existing security holder exemption
  • changes to accredited investor and $150,000 exemption
  • changes to offering memorandum exemption in other jurisdictions
  • other proposals
Dwight D. Dee — Miller Thomson LLP, Vancouver
Lucy H. Schilling — DuMoulin Black LLP, Vancouver
Larissa M. Streu —  Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate Finance, BC Securities Commission, Vancouver
Networking Break

  • what is crowdfunding 
  • securities crowdfunding regulations and what you need to know in BC
  • alternatives to “crowdfunding”
Elliott Mak Senior Legal Counsel, BC Securities Commission, Vancouver
Denis Silva Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Vancouver
Peter-Paul Van Hoeken Founder & CEO, FrontFundr, Vancouver
Networking Lunch 

Down Market Issues
  • share consolidations
  • warrant amendments
  • stock option amendments
  • shares for debt
Kathy Tang — Boughton Law Corporation, Vancouver
Charlotte P. Bell — Senior Policy Counsel, TSX Venture Exchange Inc., Vancouver

Networking Break

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Issues for Public Companies
  • the insolvency framework and what you need to know
  • restructuring options for public companies
  • dealing with the regulators
  • cross-border issues

Tevia R.M. Jeffries Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver

Professional Responsibility and Ethical Issues for Securities Lawyers

  • ethical issues that securities lawyers face
  • what would/should you do? 
Tom A. Hakemi Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP, Vancouver
Geoffrey M. Sherrott  Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP, Vancouver
Closing Questions and Comments
Geoffrey M. Sherrott Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP, Vancouver