Are Shareholder Rights Relevant in Today's Capital Markets?

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University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

78 Queens Park

Jackman Law Building, Moot Court Room

Toronto, ON M5S 1K7

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As institutional shareholders and hedge funds gain prominence in today's capital markets, shareholder rights have been under the microscope: Has corporate law kept pace with the changing nature of capital markets and growth of different types of shareholders? Is "shareholder democracy" an outmoded concept? Do securities regulators have a responsibility to respond to shareholder activism? If so, how? Where do the interests of retail shareholders sit in the analysis?

The conference will include a comparative view of Canada and the United States, with a focus on recent developments in shareholder activism and the rights that permit such activism to occur. Program details available here.



Speakers:
Opening Remarks: Ed Iacobucci, Dean, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
Introduction: Anita Anand, Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, JR Kimber Chair
Closing Remarks: Maureen Jensen, Chair and CEO, Ontario Securities Commission

Moderators:
Stephen Erlichman, Executive Director, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance
Ermanno Pascutto, Director, Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights

Panelists:
Mary Condon, Former Commissioner, Ontario Securities Commission and Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School
Sharon Geraghty, Partner, Torys LLP
Carol Hansell, Partner, Hansell LLP
Naizam Kanji, Director, Office of Mergers and Acquisitions, Ontario Securities Commission
Jon Lukonmik, Executive Director, Investor Responsibility Research Center and Managing Partner of Sinclair Capital LLC
David Webber, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

This program is eligible for 3 Substantive Hours towards the annual CPD requirement with the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)

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University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

78 Queens Park

Jackman Law Building, Moot Court Room

Toronto, ON M5S 1K7

Canada

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