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Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Managing Internal Investigations

Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Group Seminar (Fasken Martineau Institute)
Where Fasken Martineau
Algonquin, Escarpment & Huron Rooms

Fasken Martineau
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
M5H 2T6
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No matter how experienced your organization’s leadership, the turbulent economy, increasingly competitive marketplace and frequent regulatory changes, can impact your ability to function efficiently and effectively.

Featured Guest Speakers:
Gerry Halischuk, Manager, Case Assessment at Ontario Securities Commission
Ray Haywood, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Fasken Martineau Speaker:
David Hausman
Boards are expected to have proper systems in place to prevent and detect wrongdoing; however, even the best governance system cannot completely eliminate potential wrongdoing within a company. Where allegations of wrongdoing surface, common sense and market expectations dictate a swift and appropriate response notwithstanding the fact that the proper course of action may not be clear at the outset. This seminar will focus on key principles to guide boards in their decision-making process when allegations of wrongdoing arise so that an appropriate, measured response can be developed and implemented in a timely manner.

Topics will include: 

  • Determining who should carry out an investigation 
  • Issues relating to confidentiality, legal privilege and disclosure 
  • Deciding when to engage external advisors 
  • Deciding when to report to the regulators or other authorities


  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am     Registration & Breakfast 
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am   Presentation and Q&A

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.


This seminar is free of charge.


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Look out for our upcoming seminars designed for public company directors.

In 2013, Fasken Martineau will convene a series of interactive, case-study based seminars for public company directors. The series will focus on managing issues from the boardroom to the courtroom, including: 

  • Allegations of Wrongdoing 
  • Hostile Take-Over Bids 
  • Activist Shareholders 
  • Cross-Border Transactions 
  • Emerging Market Resource Disclosure and Other Issues for Mining Companies