Program Chairs

Wendy Berman

Head, Securities Litigation, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Grant Vingoe

Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Securities Commission

Get the essential foundation you need to thrive in your Securities practice.

Securities law is a demanding field, requiring you to be on top of the fundamentals as well as the panoply of rules, regulations, and industry players and how they interact. In order to deliver results, staying current and continuing to hone your skills are key.

If your work involves financial securities, you need to have a deep understanding of the complex legal and regulatory framework in which they operate. This OsgoodePD intensive course is your opportunity to receive vital and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Canadian securities law from the leading practitioners in the field.

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

What You’ll Learn

Understanding the principal elements of securities regulation across Canada

Navigating the mutual Reliance Review System and Passport System

Reviewing the types of securities that can be offered through private placements

Learning the exemption criteria for private placements across Canada

Grasping the current and emerging trends in securities litigation and enforcement

Preparing the documentation for a public offering: key considerations

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

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 investment funds and 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-legal professionals who need to understand the legal and regulatory regime for securities


Investment dealers and advisors

Corporate executives

Finance officers

Civil litigators who practice securities litigation


Program Chairs

Wendy Berman

Head, Securities Litigation, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Grant Vingoe

Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Securities Commission



Canadian Securities Law and Practice

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



Jul 25-26, 2024

$1,795 + TAX


Jul 25-26, 2024
9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

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CPD and Accreditation

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CPD Hours
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Substantive11h 35m
Professionalism 1h 25m
Substantive11h 35m
Professionalism 1h 25m

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