Program Chair(s)

Grant Vingoe

Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Securities Commission

Heather Zordel

Gardiner Roberts LLP

The regulation of Canadian securities is complex and evolving.

The policies and priorities of the various regulators and their shared activities continue to change. New and emerging areas of securities law have special rules that can be confusing. It can be difficult to stay current and build comprehensive expertise in securities law.

This intensive course, from the expert faculty who developed OsgoodePD’s Professional LLM in Securities Law, will give you a practical understanding of the fundamentals of current Canadian securities law and practice. 

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Principal elements of securities regulation across Canada

Mutual Reliance Review System and Passport System

Types of securities that can be offered through private placements

Overview of exemption criteria for private placements across Canada

Current and emerging trends in securities litigation and enforcement

Preparing the documentation for a public offering: key considerations

Public mergers and acquisitions – arrangements and new rules for takeover bids

Corporate governance: best practices for public companies

Ethics and professionalism in securities law practice

Update from Ontario’s Securities Modernization Task Force

Who Should Attend

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

Lawyers who want to develop their securities law expertise

Investment dealers and advisors

Corporate executives

Finance officers

Civil litigators who practice securities litigation



Program Chairs

Grant Vingoe

Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Securities Commission

Heather Zordel

Gardiner Roberts LLP



View the 2022 program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts.


Recorded: Jan 20, 2021

$1495 + HST

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CPD Hours
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Substantive11h 15m
Professionalism 1h 45m

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