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Canadian Public M&A Update

October 28, 2020 - 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Please note that this program will be delivered in English.

We invite you to join our national panel of Blakes Public M&A lawyers, along with guest speaker Naizam Kanji, Director of the Office of Mergers & Acquisitions at the Ontario Securities Commission, for our annual program exploring legal developments in Canadian public mergers and acquisitions.


  • The exercise of material adverse change clauses and “back-door MACs” in the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Ontario court decisions regarding statutory plans of arrangement in the recent Torstar Corporation going-private transaction

  • The Ontario Securities Commission’s consideration of exemptive relief from certain take-over bid requirements in the hostile bid for Optiva

  • Other recent developments

Blakes Speakers:

Guest Speaker:

  • Naizam Kanji, Director, Office of Mergers & Acquisitions, Ontario Securities Commission


Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Live Webcast:
12 – 1:15 p.m. (EDT)

Mandatory Continuing Education

This program contains 1 hour and 15 minutes of Substantive content.

Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.

British Columbia
This program has been accredited for 1.25 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia.