Advanced Securities Law 2016


Course Date: April 29, 2016

Total: 5h 20min

Welcome and Introduction

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

Case Law Update

  • key cases
  • analysis and trends
  • effects on practice

Kathleen Keilty — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver
Alexandra C. Luchenko — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver
Leo Raffin —
McMillan LLP, Vancouver

Rights Offerings

  • commercial considerations
    • Paladin Energy—a comparative case study
  • rights offerings under the “new” rules
    • prospectus vs. circular
    • securities law requirements
    • stock exchange requirements
    • practical considerations

Gordon R. Chambers — Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Vancouver
Corey M. Dean — DuMoulin Black LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

Private Placements

  • rules
  • new exemptions—existing security holder and investment dealer exemptions
  • crowdfunding
  • due diligence requirements
  • suitability

Rory S. Godinho — Boughton Law Corporation, Vancouver
Mark Redcliffe — Executive Vice President & Director, Mackie Research Capital Corporation, Vancouver

Venture Capital Financing

  • corporate and securities law considerations
  • comparing Canadian and US practice
  • key issues and trends

Mark Longo — Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Vancouver
Sven O. Milelli — McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Vancouver

Networking Lunch

Regulatory Update

  • experience with majority voting
  • view on advance notice policies
  • new initiatives for TSX in 2016
  • waivers of the $0.05 minimum price
  • waivers of shareholder approval
  • rights offering changes
  • elimination of sponsorship

Charlotte P. Bell — TSX Venture Exchange Inc., Vancouver
Eleanor Fritz — Director of Compliance & Disclosure, Toronto Stock Exchange, Toronto

Networking Break

Developments in Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure

  • Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act and implementation tool
  • sustainability reporting—how does Canada compare?
  • the evolving CSR reporting landscape in Canada
  • CSR disclosure trends

Genevieve M. Pinto — McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Vancouver
Michael G. Urbani — Stikeman Elliott LLP, Vancouver

Changes in Streaming Transactions

Ron Ho — Vice President of Finance, Sandstorm Gold Ltd., Vancouver
Fred R. Pletcher — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Closing Questions and Comments

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