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LES Toronto Chapter: Corporate Law and Venture Capital Financing Primer for High Tech Companies
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LES Toronto Chapter: Corporate Law and Venture Capital Financing Primer for High Tech Companies

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Where: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto office
100 King Street West, 1 First Canadian Place
Client Conference Centre, suite 6300
Toronto, Ontario  M5X 1B8
Contact: Robert Tremblay

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LES Toronto Chapter presents:

Corporate Law and Venture Capital Financing Primer for High Tech Companies


Wednesday, July 11, 2018
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 


Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto office
100 King Street West, 1 First Canadian Place
Client conference centre, suite 6300
Toronto, ON M5X 1B8


This event will give attendees critical lessons from experts on corporate law and venture capital financing.

Distinguished corporate lawyer Chad Bayne and venture capital investment principal Eric In will describe legal and business characteristics that contribute to the success of early- to mid- stage high tech’ companies – with a particular focus on AI companies. They will also canvas issues such companies frequently encounter as they grow from seed stage to getting acquired. Audience participation will be encouraged.

A light lunch will be served. 


Regular LES Member Registration Fee: $15 CAD 

Regular Non-Member Registration Fee: $30 CAD 

 Fees are processed in USD.  


Chad Bayne, Partner, Corporate, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Chad is a partner at Osler and practises corporate and securities law with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance in the technology sector. He advises clients on a variety of transactions including acquisitions and divestitures, venture capital and private equity financings, joint ventures, strategic alliances and IPOs. As a founder and co-Chair of Osler’s Emerging Companies Practice Group, Chad advises some of the most notable Canadian emerging and later-stage companies operating in the IT, digital media, biotech, cleantech and industrial tech sectors as well as the venture capital funds and other investors that finance them. He also advises a number of notable multinational technology companies in connection with their Canadian M&A activities. He is central to Osler’s efforts with the Creative Destruction Lab, Next Canada, Peerscale, League of Innovators and C100 and is very prominent figure in the Canadian technology ecosystem. Before pursuing a career as a lawyer, he developed a wide range of industry-related experience in the IT sector as a computer engineer. He was named a Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40 in 2012 and a Lawyer to Watch in the Lexpert® 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada.

Eric In, Principal, CIC Capital Canada

Eric has close to 10 years of experience in venture and growth capital, and business development in France and Canada mainly in technology, media and communications. Previously, he launched the North American subsidiary of an enterprise security software and managed business development in Toronto and Montreal. Eric is passionate about innovation, growth and international development with extensive experience operating in multicultural environments. 

Eric holds an engineering degree in computer science from ENSIIE and a post-graduate master of finance from ESSEC Business School.

Based in Toronto, Eric is Principal at CIC Capital and focuses on venture investments.

CIC Capital is a subsidiary of CM-CIC Investissement, the private equity arm of Groupe Crédit Mutuel (CM11 - CIC), one of the largest banking groups in France and one of the most financially sound European institutions. Since 2013, CIC Capital has managed the Emerillon Capital venture capital fund, established in partnership with Desjardins. In 2017, CIC Capital launched its $US 500 million North American Growth Fund, with $C 200 million dedicated to Canada, mainly for investment in Quebec and Ontario companies.

The Toronto chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.

A $5.00 USD cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.

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