Special Lectures 2004

Corporate and Commercial Law


Special Lectures 2004: Corporate & 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

Table of Contents


Business Restructuring: A View from 40,000 Feet
Marvin Yontef and Elizabeth Breen

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

Business Transactions and the Limitations Act, 2002
Ruth Wahl

Tax Considerations for Business Lawyers
Jason Brock and Ron Durand

Vehicles for Operating a Business
Wayne D. Gray and Gerald D. Courage

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

Investing in Private Companies: Owner-Managers vs. Investors
A. Paul Mahaffy

When the Going Gets Tough: Emerging Issues in Securities Litigation
Kent E. Thompson and Shara N. Wright

Recent Developments in Securities Law
Paul G. Findlay

"The More Things Change...": A "Back to Basics" Governance Model
Stephen H. Halperin and Robert Vaux

An Even-handed Look at Fair Dealing
Charlie Macfarlane and Julia Dublin

Current Legal Developments in the Mutual Fund Industry: Abuses and Governance
Stephen I. Erlichman

Compliance with Privacy Laws in Business Transactions
Nancy J. Carroll

Recent Developments Regarding the Oppression Remedy
Peter C. Wardle and Daniel Bernstein

The Role of the Corporate Director: More than Just "Making It" in the Corporate World
Joseph Groia and Kellie Seaman

The National Class under the Class Proceedings Act, 1992: Unsettled Issues
Patricia Jackson

Canada's Competition Regime: What Does the Future Hold?
Melanie L. Aitken and Brian A. Facey

Canadian Corporate Governance: Ten Reasons to Doubt Its Efficacy
René Sorell and Alasdair Federico

Roundtable Discussion on Corporate Governance
Carol Hansell (Chair), J. David A. Jackson, William M. Mackenzie, Maureen J. Sabia, Wes Voorheis

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