Program Chair

Adrienne DiPaolo

Torys LLP

Learn to confidently structure, negotiate and close a deal that meets your client’s goals.

The M&A market is increasingly demanding and complex. You must have a clear and practical understanding of how to navigate the vital issues that arise during transactions. Get the tools and tactics you need to execute the deal on time and manage risks with this unique and highly praised program.

Now in its 12th edition, this intensive boot camp from Osgoode Professional Development is designed to teach legal professionals and advisors the skills they need to run an M&A transaction from its inception through to closing. The program is taught by leading practitioners, using practical examples, templates and precedents to guide your learning, and ends with a corporate acquisition case study to bring together everything you will learn in a practical application.

If you are a legal or business professional directly involved in transactions, or advise on certain aspects of them, you will benefit from nationally and internationally recognized speakers examining the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A.

You’ll come away from the program with a comprehensive understanding of the key principles and techniques you must know in order to anticipate and confidently deal with issues that may arise in a negotiated transaction.

Can’t make the live program? Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Identify the right structure for your transaction, both private and public

How to gather the information you need and keep clients informed

Understand the ethical and professional issues that may arise in negotiating the deal

Mitigate risks through appropriate due diligence and use of technology

Evaluate the impact of asset versus share transactions on labour, employment, pension and benefits issues

Negotiate representations, warranties, covenants and conditions and indemnities

Assess Investment Canada/competition/antitrust issues in M&A transactions

Learn how to manage risk in international transactions

Discuss trends and highlights from recent deals

Identify and mitigate privacy risks

How to handle closing issues and post-closing logistics and disputes with confidence

Who Should Attend

Lawyers practicing in M&A, Corporate/Commercial, Securities, Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Capital Markets

Lawyers with practices focused in Energy, Utilities, Mining, Retail, Financial Services, Banking, Telecom

In-house counsel

Investment Bankers and Private Equity Investors

Commercial Bankers

Accountants (particularly at Big 4 firms)

Executives involved in M&A negotiations and transactions

Corporate Development Officers

Government and regulatory representatives


Program Chair

Adrienne DiPaolo

Torys LLP




Sep 19, 26 & Oct 3 & 10, 2023

$1,795 + TAX


September 19, 2023

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

September 26, 2023

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

October 3, 2023

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

October 10, 2023

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

Jan 19, 26 & Feb 2 & 9, 2024

$1,795 + TAX


January 19, 2024

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

January 26, 2024

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

February 2, 2024

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

February 9, 2024

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

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CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Substantive12h 35m
Professionalism 3h 15m
Total15h 50m

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