Advanced Securities 2018

Course Date: April 18, 2018

Total: 5h 4min

Welcome and Introduction

Regulatory Update

  • marijuana sector
  • cryptocurrency sector
  • personal information forms
  • private placement guidance
  • website disclosure
  • secuity based compensation

Charlotte P. Bell — Senior Policy Counsel, TMX Group, Vancouver 
Chris Birkett, CPA, CA — Interim Director, Listed Issuer Services, Toronto Stock Exchange, Vancouver


Fairness Opinions 

  • overview of Interoil decision and how the transaction was ultimately approved
  • market practice with fairness opinions after Interoil — has the market followed the Interoil decision?
  • practice points and considerations for coroprate governance issues, transaction process, dealing with financial advisors, and the role for independent counsel

Alan J. Hutchison — Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Vancouver

Tales from the Crypto: Making Cryptocurrencies Less Scary (Sort Of) 

  • what is blockchain?
  • principle securities laws issues for cryptocurrencies, ICOs, tokens
  • other concerns with using blockchain
  • regulatory hurdles for ICOs/investees

Stephen P. Robertson — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
Teresa Tomchak Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, Vancouver 

Networking Lunch

Cybersecurity Issues 

  • key cybersecurity threats that concern lawyers and law firms
  • best practices for managing risks

Scott Bartos — Chief Risk Officer, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
Brian Mauch 
— CEO, BMC Networks Inc., Vancouver 
Mark C. NeighborMcMillan LLP, Vancouver


Canadian Regulation of Offshore Offerings 

  • latest developments in a four-decade saga
  • with OSC Rule 72-503, are we moving to a national consensus on how to deal with:
    • offshore distributions
    • concurrent distributions; and
    • resale outside and back into Canada
  • will the new developments help or hinder offerings by Canadian issuers?

Paul L. Goldman — MLT Aikins LLP, Vancouver
Steven McKoenBlake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver

Case Law Update 

  • key cases, including cases involving marijuana, liquor, and recent cases out of Delaware
  • analysis and trends
  • effects on practice

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