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Event Overview

Important Corporate Governance Development: Forum Selection By-law presented by the Norton Rose Fulbright Special Situations Team

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PDT
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MDT
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. BST

Duration: This will be a 60 minute webinar with live question and answer.

The seminar will be presented in English only.

A new “Forum Selection By-law” was recently adopted and passed at the annual general meeting of a major public company in Canada. This game changer will require shareholders who bring an action against a company to do so in the company’s “home” jurisdiction. The Special Situations Team will discuss how this innovative leap forward works and how it protects the interests of companies and shareholders alike.

Walied Soliman and Orestes Pasparakis, co-chairs of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Special Situations Team, have led or defended more than 50 proxy battles, including the defenses of TELUS and Agrium Inc., and many of the most high profile shareholder disputes of 2014 and 2015.

They will be joined by their partners Cathy Singer and Ruth Wahl to discuss this exciting new development in corporate governance and what it means for your company, your shareholdings and the Canadian market.

Overview of topics to be discussed:
  • What the Forum Selection By-law does and how it protects companies
  • The legal support for its implementation
  • Whether this new by-law is appropriate for your company
  • Market reaction: What to expect from shareholders and proxy advisory firms
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Cathy Singer
Senior Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright
Ruth Wahl
Senior Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright
Orestes Pasparakis
Co-chair, Canadian Special Situations Team
Norton Rose Fulbright
Walied Soliman
Co-chair, Canadian Special Situations Team
Norton Rose Fulbright