Program Chair

Adrienne DiPaolo

Torys LLP

Learn to confidently structure, negotiate and close a deal that meets your client’s goals.

The M&A market is increasingly demanding and complex. You must have a clear and practical understanding of how to navigate the vital issues that arise during transactions. Get the tools and strategies you need to execute the deal on time and manage risks with this unique and highly praised program.

Now in its 13th edition, this intensive boot camp from Osgoode Professional Development is designed to teach legal professionals and advisors the skills they need to run an M&A transaction from its inception through to closing. The program is taught by leading practitioners, using practical examples, templates and precedents to guide your learning, and ends with a corporate acquisition case study to bring together everything you will learn in a practical application.

If you are a legal or business professional directly involved in transactions, or you advise on certain aspects of them, you will benefit from nationally and internationally recognized speakers examining the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A.

You’ll come away from the program with a comprehensive understanding of the key principles and techniques required to anticipate and confidently deal with issues that arise in a negotiated transaction.

Can’t Make the Date? Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Identify the right structure for your transaction, both private and public

Negotiate representations, warranties, covenants, conditions and indemnities

Learn how to gather the information you need and keep clients informed

Understand the ethical and professional issues that may arise in negotiating the deal

Mitigate risks through appropriate due diligence and use of technology

Evaluate the impact of asset versus share transactions on labour, employment, pension and benefits issues

Assess Investment Canada/competition/antitrust issues in M&A transactions

Learn how to manage risk in international transactions

Discuss trends and highlights from recent deals

Identify and mitigate privacy risks

Handle closing issues and post-closing logistics and disputes with confidence

Who Should Attend

Lawyers practicing in M&A, Corporate/Commercial, Securities, Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Capital Markets

Lawyers with practices focused in Energy, Utilities, Mining, Retail, Financial Services, Banking, Telecom

In-house counsel

Investment Bankers and Private Equity Investors

Commercial Bankers

Executives in M&A negotiations/transactions

Accountants (particularly at Big 4 firms)

Corporate Development Officers

Government and regulatory representatives


Program Chair

Adrienne DiPaolo

Torys LLP


2023 Delegate

“I found the program to be incredibly informational and useful! I felt like I could connect to each presentation.”


Early Bird Pricing: Discount ends June 15, 2024. Regular price for this program is $1,795 + TAX.

Sep 18, 25 & Oct 1 & 9, 2024

$1,545 + TAX


September 18, 2024

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

September 25, 2024

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

October 1, 2024

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

October 9, 2024

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

Jan 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7, 2025

$1,545 + TAX


January 17, 2025

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

January 24, 2025

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

January 31, 2025

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

February 7, 2025

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

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2023 Delegate

“Thorough review of the practical necessities of an M&A transaction, including the roles of the lawyers and clients.”

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Substantive 12h 35m
Professionalism3h 15m
Total15h 50m
Substantive 12h 35m
Professionalism3h 15m
Total15h 50m

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