10th Annual Corporate Governance 

Toronto • Online | December 5th, 2017

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Are you prepared to lead your company through uncertainty? Do you have the tools needed to make decisions in complex and obscure situations? Stay ahead of the curve with Lexpert's accredited full-day course on corporate governance! This course will provide you with a complete understanding of the changing landscape and obstacles within your area of expertise while giving you a chance to network with partners and peers. This course is specially designed for Board Directors, CEO's, COO's, CFO's, VP's and Directors of Finance, in-house corporate counsel, VP's of Corporate Governance, Management Consultants, and Compensation Specialists to understand the current state of the law with respect to emerging proxy trends, and governance trends. A range of topics will be covered including updates from the Toronto Stock Exchange, proxy practice and case law, ISS/Glass Lewis Practice, and future developments in corporate governance.

Course Leaders

Walied Soliman
 | Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Walied is co-chair of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP's Special Situations Team, which encompasses Canada's leading shareholder activist and defense mandates and complex reorganization transactions. He has been involved in almost every major proxy battle in Canada acting for both issuers and activists.His practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, financings, corporate governance, and structured products. He is widely regarded as one of the leading practitioners in this area in Canada. He has been named to Lexpert Magazine's Top 40 under 40 lawyers in Canada. 

Orestes Pasparakis | Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Orestes is co-chair of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP's Special Situations Team, which encompasses Canada's leading shareholder activist practice, sophisticated securities disputes and complex reorganization transactions. He is widely regarded as one of Canada's leading experts in proxy contests. He also has specific expertise with complex commercial litigation, financial restructurings, insolvency proceedings, injunctions and class actions. 

Course Highlights

Update from the TSX 
New and important TSX-related developments impacting issuers 
Environmental & Social Governance (ESG) - The Next Governance Frontier
Find out why the topics of climate change, sustainability disclosure, gender pay equity and board diversity accounted for 32.6 per cent of the 500 top ten shareholder proposals put up at annual meetings in 2017 and learn about the increasing that environmental issues like climate change and social issues like human rights and indigenous rights are playing in the investment decisions and governance structures of public issuers.

Proxy Practice and Case Law 
Emerging trends in proxy practice, including new tools and strategies being used by shareholders activists and what companies are doing to defend themselves
Update on ISS/Glass Lewis Practice
Key updates to ISS's and Glass Lewis's proxy guidelines, how their recommendations were adopted by the market in 2016 and what direction they may be headed in on important corporate governance issues. 
Update From the Ontario Securities Commission
New and important OSC-related developments impacting Issuers.

Networking lunch and refreshments are included.

Registration Details

Toronto - December 5th, 2017
St. Andrews Club and Conference Centre    

 Regular Price: $1,195
Early Bird Price: $895


Webinar -December 5th, 2017
Carswell Professional Development Centre



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