Presentations

 

 

Toronto Lawyers Association

  • TLA Nutshell Series, Securities Law Considerations in Private Company Transaction, June 1, 2017 (Speaker).

 Canadian Bar Association

  • Manitoba Bar Association, Securities Committee, Winnipeg, “CSA Staff Notice 46-307 Cryptocurrency Offerings”, October 26, 2017 (Speaker)
  • Manitoba Bar Association, Securities Committee, Winnipeg, “Navigating the Securities Regime for Fintech Companies”, December 1, 2016 (Speaker)
  • Ontario Bar Association, Securities Committee, Toronto, “When the OSC Comes Knocking”, April 11, 2016 (Organizer & Chair)
  • Ontario Bar Association Securities Committee Toronto,  14th Annual OSC, TSX and IIROC Update, June 2, 2016  (Organizer & Chair)
  • Canadian Bar Association, Business Law Section, “Structuring First Nations Enterprises,” Webinar, December 12, 2013, Webinar, (Organizer)
  • Canadian Bar Association, “Ownership Through Equity Participation for First Nations”, Webinar October 2013, Webinar, (Organizer & Presenter)
  • Canadian Bar Association, “Raising Capital in Quebec: From Major Players to Language Requirements, May, 2013, (Organizer)
  • Canadian Bar Association, Business Law Section, “Business Transactions with First Nations” “Part I Important Things You Need to Know,” September 27, 2012; “Part II – Case Studies”, Webinar, December 4, 2012, (Chair & Organizer)
  • Canadian Bar Association, Business Law Section, Canadian Legal Conference, “A Canadian Securities Regulator for the 21st Century”, Halifax, August 2011, (Organizer & Co-Chair)
  • Canadian Bar Association, Business Law Section, Canadian Legal Conference, “A changing Regulatory Climate: The North American Climate Change Regulatory Framework begins to Crystallize”, Niagara on the Lake, August 2010 (Organizer)
  • Canadian Bar Association, Business Law Section “Primer on Climate Change,” Webinar, March 11, 2009, (Organizer & Presenter)
  • Canadian Bar Association, “From Kyoto to Copenhagen and Beyond: developments on the West Coast,” September 14, 2010, (Co-Chair and Organizer)
  • Canadian Bar Association, Business Law Section, “Kyoto Protocol, Clean Development Mechanisms and International Emissions Trading” and “Emissions Trading 101 – Canada/International”, Webinar, June, 2007, (Organizer, Chair and Presenter)
  • Ontario Bar Association, Conference, “Continuous Disclosure Update: Compliance With The New Secondary Market Liability Regime”, “Legal Issues Applicable to Continuous Disclosure Requirements – Overview of Canadian Statutory Liability for Secondary Market Liability”, January 23, 2007
  • Ontario Bar Association “Securities Law: Making Sense of it all – Prospectus Exemptions”, Toronto, September 30, 2003
  • Ontario Bar Association, Chair, Breakfast Session, “Stock Implementation in Canada” Toronto, December 5, 2002
  • Ontario Bar Association, The Year 2000 Millennium Bug – Understanding the Critical Legal Issues, “Impact of Year 2000 on Corporate Acquisitions and Financing: Due Diligence Obligations, Regulatory Disclosure Requirements and Corporate Valuations” Toronto, March 30, 1998

 

School of the Environment, University of Toronto

  • University of Toronto, School of the Environment, Today’s New and Developing Carbon Markets, “Financial Trading Regulation in Canada”, Toronto, June 3, 2016 (Presenter,  Co- chair & Organizer)
  • University of Toronto, School of the Environment and the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council; Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources; International Institute for Sustainable Development; Poplar River First Nation: Tåîchô Government, First Nations & Carbon, “Carbon Financing Carbon / Renewable Projects” Webinar, May 11, 2011, (Presenter and Organizer)
  • University of Toronto, School of the Environment, Carbon Finance Executive Development Workshop, “Forestry Offset Projects”, “Overview of the American Markets: US Developments”, Toronto, May 2010 (Developer & Presenter)
  • University of Toronto, School of the Environment, Developed an online university credit course syllabus, 402 Environmental Finance Case Study: European Union Emissions Trading System, February 2010
  • University of Toronto, School of the Environment and Energy Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC) Workshop Session “Post Copenhagen North American Carbon Markets, The Development of a North American Emission Trading System”, Phoenix, January, 2010, (Organizer & Presenter)
  • University of Toronto, School of the Environment, 15th annual Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as “COP-15”, official side entitled “Impacts and Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples: Developing Indigenous-Led Climate Ventures for a Sustainable Future” in collaboration with the Assembly of First Nations (“AFN”) and the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, Copenhagen, December 2009 (Organizer & Presenter)
  • University of Toronto, School of the Environment, 15th annual Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as “COP-15”, a side session entitled “Expert Led Conversations on Forest Based Mitigation and Adaptation Ventures” Co- Chaired with Stuart Wuttke of the AFN. The panel including George Erasmus, Stan Beardy, Dave Porter and Joe Morrison. The panel discussion was followed by a reception where the featured speaker was former Grand Chief Atleo of the AFN, December 2009, (Organizer & Presenter)
  • University of Toronto, School of the Environment, This International Law & Policy Programme, chaired by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Developed a joint program (side sessions) on behalf of the University of Toronto with McGill University and Copenhagen University entitled International Law & Policy Innovations for a Low-Carbon Economy. Including Building the Low-Carbon Economy beyond Copenhagen: The Global Law & Policy Research Agenda; Climate Finance: Legal and Regulatory Issues; Developing Sustainable & Equitable Legal Frameworks for the Global Low-Carbon Economy: / Legal Elements Of Financing Climate Investment”; Climate Justice & Sustainability; I was on the panel entitled “Developing Sustainable & Equitable Legal Frameworks For The Global Low-Carbon Economy / Legal Elements Of Financing Climate Investment” Panel of Barbara Hendrickson, University of Toronto, Kate Miles, University of Sydney, Bryce Rudyk, New York University, Copenhagen, December 2009 (Organizer & Presenter”)
  • University of Toronto, Centre for the Environment, Carbon Finance Workshops (Certificate Course), “The Carbon Landscape: Risks & Opportunities in North America, Carbon Finance Executive Development Workshop” and “Overview of the Carbon Markets”, “Forestry Offset Projects” & “Practical Aspects of Developing & Negotiating Emission Credit Transactions” Vancouver, November 22-24th, 2009, (Organizer & Presenter)
  • University of Toronto, Centre for the Environment, Carbon Finance Workshops “Overview of the Carbon Markets” (Certificate Course), “Forestry Offsets Projects” Toronto, September 29-30th, 2009, (Organizer & Presenter)
  • University of Toronto, Centre for the Environment, Carbon Finance Workshops “Overview of the Carbon Markets” (Certificate Course), Calgary, June 22- 23 (Organizer & Presenter)
  • University of Toronto, Centre for Environment, Pontifíca Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Environmental Finance, Carbon Finance Workshop, “Regulatory Updates: The Development of a North American Trading System and the Impact on the Global Carbon Markets” March 30-31, 2009 (Organizer & Presenter)
  • University of Toronto, Centre for Environment, Carbon Finance Workshop, “Carbon Credit Transactions”, Vancouver, February 12-13, 2009, (Organizer & Presenter)
  • University of Toronto, Centre for Environment, Corporate Reporting: Climate Change & Related Environmental Disclosures, “Climate Change Disclosure for Canadian Public Companies”, Toronto, January 28, 2009, (Presenter)
  • University of Toronto, Centre for Environment, Carbon Disclosure, “Climate Change Disclosure for Canadian Public Companies”, Toronto, November 13-14, 2008 (Presenter)
  • University of Toronto, Centre for Environment, Carbon Disclosure, “Climate Change Disclosure for Canadian Public Companies”, Toronto, February 29, 2008

 Osgoode Professional Development

  • Osgoode Professional Development Program, U.S. Securities Course, “Securities Regulation: Overview and Comparison with the Canadian Regime and Resale Restrictions”, Toronto, April 21, 2009 (Organizer, Co-chair and Presenter)
  • Osgoode Professional Development Program, “U.S. Securities Law, What Canadian Practitioners Need To Know “, February 4, 2008 (Organizer, Co-chair, and Presenter)
  • Osgoode Professional Development Program, developer and co-chair of conference, “Understanding U.S. Securities Law: Practical Guidelines for Canadian Practitioners” “Overview of US Securities Regulation”, Toronto, September 17, 2002 (Organizer, Co-chair and Presenter)
  • Osgoode Professional Development Program, ‘US Securities Law Primer”, Toronto, November, 2003, (Organizer, Co-chair, and Presenter)

 Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada

  • Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Convention, Second Capital Markets Open Session. The theme is “How do we get Risk Capital back to the Juniors?” and will include the following sessions: “US and International Exchanges – Opportunities for accessing risk capital”; “International Issues Impacting Risk”; “New Exemptions – will they bring the risk capital back?” “Flow-Through Shares: the good, the bad and the ugly”, Toronto, March 2015, (Organizer & Co-Chair)
  • Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Convention, “Indigenous / Aboriginal Equity Participation in Mineral Exploration”, Toronto, March 4, 2014 (Organizer & Co-chair)
  • Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development & Mines, Aboriginal Mineral Development Advisor Workshop”, “Capital Raising 101”, Toronto, March 2014 (Presenter)
  • Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Convention – Organized the First Capital Markets Open Program, which is open to all conference participants at no cost. The Theme of the 2013 Program was “Surviving the Crisis in Mineral Exploration Financing” and included the following sessions – “Private Equity’s Role in the Evolving Landscape of Mineral Exploration and Development”; “An Exchange with the Exchanges: The Role of Stock Exchanges in Facilitating Capital-Raising”; “A Fine Balance:  The Role of Regulators in Facilitating Capital-Raising”; “Protecting the Integrity of Capital Markets” and “Indigenous/Aboriginal Equity Participation in Mineral Exploration”, Toronto, March 2013, (Organizer & Chair)
  • Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Convention, “Equity Options for First Nations Communities,” Toronto, March 3, 2013, (Presenter & Organizer)
  • Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada, High Frequency Trading and the Junior Resource, September 30, 2013, Toronto, (Chair & Organizer)
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention, “Climate Change: Implications For The Exploration And Mining Sector”, March 4, 2009, (Presenter)
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention, “Mining in Society, Climate Change Regulation in North America: What Lies Ahead” March 3, 2009 (Presenter)
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention, “Australia, Capital Raising Opportunities in the Canadian Marketplace”,
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention, “Climate Change – Canadian Regulatory Developments, Implications for the Mining Industry”, March 4, 2008 (Presenter)
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention, “The Development of Canadian Securities Law Since Bre-X”, March 4, 2008, (Organizer and Chair)
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention, ICE Mining Working Group Meeting – Evolving Opportunities in the Russian Mining Sector (CERBA), “Raising Capital in the Canadian Public Markets: Options for Russian Companies”, March 7, 2007
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention, Canada-Russia Mineral Resources Working Group, “Opportunities for Mining Companies”, March 6, 2007 (Presenter)

 Miscellaneous

  • American Bar Association, 2014 Business Leaders Conference, Chicago, “Innovative Bar Programs”, Chicago, May 2014 (Presenter)
  • Schulich School of Business, Bank of Shanghai Program, “Century Iron Mines Corporation Case Study”, Toronto, November 2013 (Presenter)
  • Aboriginal Energy Forum “Financing for Aboriginal Renewal,” Toronto, December 5 – 6, 2011, (Presenter)
  • Western Canada Aboriginal Law Forum, “Capital Raising for First Nations Projects,” Vancouver, May 31, 2011, (Presenter)
  • Insight, Aboriginal Energy Forum “Carbon Financing for Aboriginal Projects,” Toronto, December 6-7, 2010, (Presenter)
  • Canadian Projects & Money 2011, “Sources of Capital for Aboriginal Clean Energy” June 14, 2011
  • Insight, Aboriginal Law Forum, “Project Finance in the First Nations Context,” Vancouver, May 11-12, 2010, (Presenter)
  • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Toronto 2009 Conference and Exhibition, Workshop: “Why Mining And Exploration Companies Should Be Interested In Carbon Finance” May 10, 2009 (Presenter)
  • The Canadian Institute’s 3rd Annual Conference on Reporting for Natural Resources, “Solutions for Meeting Climate Change Disclosure for Canadian Public Companies”, May 28-29, 2009. (Presenter)
  • The Canadian Institute’s Emissions Forum, Toronto “The Carbon Tax in Canada”, Toronto, May 20, 2009 (Presenter)
  • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Toronto 2009 Conference and Exhibition, “Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for Canadian Mining Companies” May 11, 2009 (Presenter)
  • Federated Press 2nd Emissions Trading Course, “The Latest Climate Change Initiatives in Ontario and Quebec,” April 21-22, 2009 (Presenter)
  • Canadian International Council Series, Canadian Energy Panel, “Endangering the Peace: Did The Nobel Committee Get It Right. Are Canada’s Energy Policies Contributing To World Instability?” April 6, 2009 (Presenter)
  • Mines & Money 2008, “Listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange for Australian Companies”, December 1, 2008, London, England, (Presenter)
  • The Conference Board of Canada, Carbon Emissions Business Forum: Compliance, Innovation, and Leadership, “Climate Change Disclosure for Canadian Public Companies”, November 25, 2008, (Presenter)
  • Ontario Mining Association, “Investor Relations/Disclosure and Cap and Trade”, Toronto, August 14, 2008 (Presenter)
  • British Columbia Securities Commission, “Canadian Climate Change Regulatory Update”, Vancouver, May 28, 2008 (Presenter)
  • The Canadian Institute, Reporting for Natural Resources, “Top Tips for Complying with Your Continuous Disclosure Obligations”, Vancouver, May 26-27, 2008 (Presenter)
  • Federated Press, “Emissions Trading Course”, Toronto, April 21-22, 2008 (Presenter)
  • GLOBE 2008, “Climate Change Policy and Regulatory Trends in North America”, Vancouver, March 12-14, 2008 (Presenter)
  • Northwind Professional Institute, Presenter, “How to Capture Financial Value of Green Energy Investments”, Langdon Hall, Cambridge, Ontario, January 30 – February 1, 2008 (Presenter)
  • Mines and Money 2007, “Climate Change: Opportunities for the Mining Industry”, London, England, November 22, 2007 (Presenter)
  • Canadian Institute, “Carbon Management and Trading” Calgary, November 6-7, 2007 (Co-chair and Presenter)
  • Institute of Corporate Directors, Developer and Moderator of Panel, “Climate Change – Risks and Opportunities”, Toronto, October 16, 2007 (Presenter)
  • Canadian Electricity Association, Presenter at the Canadian Electricity Association Income Tax Committee Meeting, “Landscape for Emissions Trading in Canada”, Toronto, September 25, 2007 (Presenter)
  • Investment Industry Association of Canada, “US Securities Regulation: Overview and Comparison with the Canadian Regime”, Toronto, April 25, 2007 (Presenter)
  • Insight, “Grid Reliability and Competition in the Power Industry”, “Emissions Trading – What’s Happening in Canada, the US and Internationally?”, December 13, 2006 (Presenter)
  • IQPC, Financial Reporting and Accounting for the Energy Industry Conference, “Developing Standards and Measures for Sound Corporate Governance”, Calgary, April 28, 2004 (Presenter)
  • Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Spring 2003, Presenter at workshop “Securities Reform: The Latest Regulations and Requirements for U.S. and Canadian Capital Markets”, Calgary, April 27 – 29, 2003 (Presenter)
  • Toronto Associates Club, “Private Placements”, Toronto, December 5, 2002 (Presenter)
  • Canadian Listed Company Association, “Private Placements Exemptions: Tricks and Traps of Private Funding Exemptions Across Canada”, Toronto, November 7, 2007 (Co-Chair & Presenter)
  • British Columbia Securities Commission, “Canadian Climate Change Regulatory Update”, Vancouver, May 28, 2008 (Presenter)
  • The Canadian Institute, Reporting for Natural Resources, “Top Tips for Complying with Your Continuous Disclosure Obligations”, Vancouver, May 26-27, 2008 (Presenter)
  • Federated Press, “Emissions Trading Course”, Toronto, April 21-22, 2008 (Presenter)
  • GLOBE 2008, “Climate Change Policy and Regulatory Trends in North America”, Vancouver, March 12-14, 2008 (Presenter)
  • Northwind Professional Institute, Presenter, “How to Capture Financial Value of Green Energy Investments”, Langdon Hall, Cambridge, Ontario, January 30 – February 1, 2008 (Presenter)
  • Mines and Money 2007, “Climate Change: Opportunities for the Mining Industry”, London, England, November 22, 2007 (Presenter)
  • Canadian Institute, “Carbon Management and Trading” Calgary, November 6-7, 2007 (Co-chair and Presenter)
  • Institute of Corporate Directors, Developer and Moderator of Panel, “Climate Change – Risks and Opportunities”, Toronto, October 16, 2007 (Presenter)
  • Canadian Electricity Association, Presenter at the Canadian Electricity Association Income Tax Committee Meeting, “Landscape for Emissions Trading in Canada”, Toronto, September 25, 2007 (Presenter)
  • Investment Industry Association of Canada, “US Securities Regulation: Overview and Comparison with the Canadian Regime”, Toronto, April 25, 2007 (Presenter)