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Understanding Securities Law Impacts on Emerging Market Issuer Directors and Officers

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June 17, 2020
9 am – 10:00 am (ET)

If you are involved with a Canadian issuer operating in an emerging market, it is imperative that you understand how securities law and regulatory intervention could impact the liability of the company and its directors and officers.

Join Adam Chisholm and Stephen Wortley on Wednesday, June 17th, as they will address how decisions of the Ontario Securities Commission and Ontario’s courts related to Sino-Forest Corporation impact the potential liability of officers and directors of emerging market issuers.

Any current or aspiring director or officer of a Canadian-listed company with operations in Asia, South America, Africa and Eastern Europe will find this presentation of eminent value.

Participants will be provided with learnings that may be translated to their business to ensure that regulatory impacts are properly understood and mitigated.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

9:00 am – 9:45 am (ET)
13:00 – 13:45 (UTC+0)

9:45 am – 10:00 am (ET)
13:45 – 14:00 (UTC+0)

Adam Chisholm
Commercial Litigation Group
McMillan LLP

Recognized in the 2020 Benchmark Litigation: Canada Guide as a Future Star, Adam Chisholm is a partner in the Commercial Litigation Group in the firm’s Toronto office. Adam is a skilled and tenacious litigator with expertise in securities law, regulatory and intellectual property litigation. Adam’s leadership in resolving disputes of national importance is exemplified by his lead counsel role on stages of the Sino-Forest matter that form the subject of this presentation.

Stephen Wortley
Executive Partner/Co-Chair,
China Practice Group
McMillan LLP

Stephen’s practice emphasizes domestic and international securities and corporate matters. His experience includes local, national and international prospectus offerings, TSX and TSX Venture Exchange, and Stock Exchange of Hong Kong listings, and Chinese outbound M&A transactions into Canada. In addition, Stephen has experience advising both SOE’s and SME’s. He is ranked in Corporate M&A by Chambers Global and in China – Mergers and Acquisitions by The Legal Media Group and has spoken extensively on the topic of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listings by Canadian firms as well as on alternative investment structures in the Canadian mining industry.

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