• Publication Date: March 28, 2005
  • ISBN: Print (Hardback): 9781552210963
  • 619 pages; 6¼" x 9¼"

Special Lectures 2004

Corporate and Commercial Law


Product Description

Special Lectures 2004: Corporate and Commercial Law is the first Law Society of Upper Canada Special Lectures programme devoted exclusively to either corporate or commercial law since 1985. The book explores new developments in corporate and securities law, including the Ontario Securities Commission’s new governance rules, and the shifting corporate governance landscape. It also examines recent trends in commercial practice, including non-traditional business vehicles, business restructurings, and critical issues in purchase agreements.

Program Chairs:
Carol Hansell, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Robin J. MacKnight, Wilson Vukelich LLP
Gary R. Shiff, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Alison J. Youngman, Stikeman Elliott LLP

CHAPTER 1: Business Restructuring: A View from 40,000 Feet – Marvin Yontef and Elizabeth Breen
CHAPTER 2: Bankruptcy and Insolvency for Transactional Lawyers: Panel discussion – Geoffrey B. Morawetz (Moderator), Hon. James M. Farley, John T. Evans, Murray S. Gold, Murray A. McDonald
CHAPTER 3: Business Transactions and the Limitations Act, 2002, – Ruth Wahl
CHAPTER 4: Tax Considerations for Business Lawyers – Jason Brock and Ron Durand
CHAPTER 5: Vehicles for Operating a Business – Wayne D. Gray and Gerald D. Courage
CHAPTER 6: Selected Topics in Purchase and Sale Agreements: Earn-Outs, Entire Agreement Clauses, and Duty of Good Faith – Alison J. Youngman, Margaret Nixon, and Erin Michael O’Toole
CHAPTER 7: Investing in Private Companies: Owner-Managers vs. Investors – A. Paul Mahaffy
CHAPTER 8: When the Going Gets Tough: Emerging Issues in Securities Litigation – Kent E. Thompson and Shara N. Wright
CHAPTER 9: Recent Developments in Securities Law – Paul G. Findlay
CHAPTER 10: “The More Things Change…”: A “Back to Basics” Governance Model – Stephen H. Halperin and Robert Vaux
CHAPTER 11: An Even-handed Look at Fair Dealing – Charlie Macfarlane and Julia Dublin
CHAPTER 12: Current Legal Developments in the Mutual Fund Industry: Abuses and Governance – Stephen I. Erlichman
CHAPTER 13: Compliance with Privacy Laws in Business Transactions – Nancy J. Carroll
CHAPTER 14: Recent Developments Regarding the Oppression Remedy – Peter C. Wardle and Daniel Bernstein
CHAPTER 15: The Role of the Corporate Director: More than Just “Making It” in the Corporate World – Joseph Groia and Kellie Seaman
CHAPTER 16: The National Class under the Class Proceedings Act, 1992: Unsettled Issues – Patricia Jackson
CHAPTER 17: Canada’s Competition Regime: What Does the Future Hold? – Melanie L. Aitken and Brian A. Facey
CHAPTER 18: Canadian Corporate Governance: Ten Reasons to Doubt Its Efficacy – Rene Sorell and Alasdair Federico
CHAPTER 19: Roundtable Discussion on Corporate Governance – Carol Hansell (Chair), J. David A. Jackson, William M. Mackenzie, Maureen J. Sabia, Wes Voorheis

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