Program Co-Chairs

Wendy Berman

Head, Securities Litigation, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Grant Vingoe

Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Securities Commission

Canadian securities law is complex and rapidly evolving. Get the essential and up-to-date knowledge you need to competently and confidently practice in this area.

Securities law is a demanding field. To survive and thrive, you must be on top of the fundamentals as well as the panoply of rules, regulations, regulators, and industry players and how they interact. Staying current and continuing to hone your skills and knowledge is a necessity.

If your work involves financial securities, you need to have a wide and deep understanding of the complex framework of rules, regulations, instruments, and procedures in which they operate. This OsgoodePD intensive course is your opportunity to receive vital and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of current Canadian securities law and practice from the leading practitioners and leaders in the field. Build your skills to deliver results for your clients and organizations.

What You’ll Learn

Understanding the principal elements of securities regulation across Canada

Understanding the principal elements of securities regulation across Canada

Reviewing the key elements of public offerings

Learning the exemption criteria for private placements across Canada

Analyzing the current and emerging trends in securities litigation and enforcement

Preparing the documentation for public offerings and private placements

Tackling what you need to know in public mergers and acquisitions – arrangements and new rules for takeover bids

Comprehending corporate governance essentials and best practices for public companies in the securities context

Addressing ethics and professionalism issues in securities law practice

Synthesizing the key basics of securities registration

Who Should Attend

Junior and mid-level associates practicing in corporate and securities law

Lawyers who want to develop their securities law expertise

Non-lawyers who need to understand the legal and regulatory regime for securities as part of their job


Investment dealers and advisors

Corporate executives

Finance officers

Civil litigators who practice securities litigation


Canadian Securities Law and Practice

“Excellent subject matter, timely, informed and articulate.”


Program Chairs

Wendy Berman

Head, Securities Litigation, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Grant Vingoe

Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Securities Commission


Program Agenda

Recorded: Jan 25, 2023

$1695 + TAX

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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
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Substantive10h 30m
Professionalism1h 30m
Total12h CPD

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