Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Closely-held companies are the mainstay of the Canadian economy and they present unique and complex challenges. If your practice involves business law, litigation or dispute management, you need to know what to do when disputes arise among shareholders.
To achieve the best results for your clients in this challenging area, you must have an up-to-date understanding of the unique challenges and the panoply of rights and remedies available to shareholders. This fully-updated and acclaimed program provides the tools you need.
Business counsel and litigators require a robust set of skills and strategies for addressing the inevitable disagreements that occur in closely-held companies. OsgoodePD offers this unique, intensive one-day program to help you navigate these often complex and seemingly intractable disputes, so that you can deliver results for your clients effectively and with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.
What You’ll Learn
Key developments and practical guidance for assessing your claims and remedies for 2023, including the oppression remedy
Corporate governance considerations during shareholder disputes
Fiduciary obligations among principals of closely-held companies, conflicts of interest, and due diligence requirements
Ensuring that shareholder conflicts don’t erode the value of the business
Approaches for evaluating claims and interim remedies, including injunctive-type relief
Preventative approaches for avoiding shareholder disputes
Strategies for assessing and navigating accounting and valuation issues
Proactive approaches for developing settlement positions
Insights for dealing with insolvency proceedings, windups, and derivative actions
Strategies for navigating the unique cultural and family dynamics – including bias – that can arise in the closely-held company and aggravate shareholder disputes and litigation
Latest and best-available litigation strategies and tactics in use for 2023
Get the latest and best available knowledge and practical guidance, with tips for both the solicitor and litigator sides of practice.
“Great information and on time. Great connection and platform. (The two most valuable things learned at the program were) Value of mediating vs. litigating and how to structure settlement.”
Who Should Attend
Corporate-commercial lawyers involved in managing/resolving shareholder disputes in closely-held companies
In-house counsel in closely-held companies
Lawyers who draft or advise on shareholders agreements
Paralegals and law clerks
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
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“The content was superb. Great selection of presenters, useful information, no ‘filler’…very practical advice on the tough choices that have to be made in dealing with these situations…superb, knowledgeable panel.”
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