Prof. Anita Anand awarded the Yvan Allaire medal by the Royal Society of Canada

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Professor Anita Anand, J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate GovernanceProf. Anita Anand, who holds the J.R. Kimber Chair in Investor Protection and Corporate Governance, has been awarded the Yvan Allaire Medal by the Royal Society of Canada.

Doug Sarro

SJD Candidate
Thesis title:
The Learning Regulator
Office in Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Toronto, M5S 2C5

Doug is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. His dissertation will look at how the techniques securities regulators use to learn about financial innovations influence their responses to these innovations.

Doug has written on topics relating to corporate, securities, contract, and constitutional law. His work has been published in, among other journals, The Business Lawyer, the Canadian Bar Review, the Canadian Business Law Journal, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review.

After graduating as gold medallist from Osgoode Hall Law School, Doug clerked for Chief Justice Winkler and Justices Gillese, MacFarland, Watt, and Pardu of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. He then practiced corporate law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, working on, among other matters, the AT&T-Time Warner and Kraft-Heinz mergers, and MetLife's successful challenge of its designation as “too big to fail” by the U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council. Doug later served as a senior advisor at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), where he contributed to public reports on enhancing disclosure effectiveness, protecting senior investors, and the cryptoasset sector in Ontario, among other topics.

Doug is admitted to practice law in Ontario and New York, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation. He serves as Managing Editor of the University of Toronto Law Journal and sits on the Canadian Advocacy Council of CFA Societies Canada. In 2018 and 2019, he taught Business Associations at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Education
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School
H.B.A., University of Toronto (Victoria College)
Awards and Distinctions
J-A Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral), SSHRC
Graduate Fellowship in Capital Markets Research, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Best Practitioner Research in Post-Modern Portfolio Theory, Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (with E.J. Waitzer)
The Gold Medal and George Graham Sinclair Memorial Prize, Osgoode Hall Law School
Professional Affiliations
Law Society of Ontario
New York State Bar
CFA Institute
Selected Publications

Articles

"Measure Once, Cut Twice’: Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd. v. Ontario (Attorney General) and the Interpretation of Indemnities" (2019) 62 Canadian Business Law Journal 1–34 (lead author, with P.J. Davis).

"In Search Of Things Past And Future: Judicial Activism And Corporate Purpose" (2018) 55 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 791–826 (with E.J. Waitzer) (peer-reviewed).

"Fiduciary Society Unleashed: The Road Ahead for the Financial Sector" (2014) 69 The Business Lawyer 1081–1116 (with E.J. Waitzer) (peer-reviewed).

"Do Lenders Make Effective Regulators? An Assessment of the Equator Principles on Project Finance" (2012) 13 German Law Journal 1522–55.

"Breaking the Bargain: A Comment on the Constitutional Validity of Bill C-7, the Proposed Senate Reform Act" (2012) 70 University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review 115–40 (peer-reviewed).

"The Public Fiduciary: Emerging Themes in Canadian Fiduciary Law for Pension Trustees" (2012) 91 Canadian Bar Review 163–209 (with E.J. Waitzer) (peer-reviewed).

Book chapters

"Reasonable Expectations and Fiduciary Obligations: Legal Pathways to Longer-Term Thinking" in D. Barton, D.J. Horvath & M. Kipping (eds.), Re-Imagining Capitalism: Building a Responsible Long-Term Model (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016) 226–245 (with E.J. Waitzer).

"The public fiduciary: a Canadian perspective" in J.P. Hawley et al. (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Responsibility (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014) 9–19 (with E.J. Waitzer)

Book review

"Rational Choices, But for Whom? Transnational Financial Regulation after the Crisis" [Review of Soft Law and the Global Financial System: Rule Making in the 21st Century, by C. Brummer] (2011) 2 Transnational Legal Theory 455–62.

Research Interests
Business Corporations
Business Law
Comparative Law
Contracts
Economic Analysis of Law
Securities Regulation
Supervisor
Committee Members

Mariam Momodu (Olafuyi)

SJD Candidate
Thesis title:
Re-evaluating Economic Integration in Africa: Actors, Methods and Outcomes
Office in Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Toronto, M5S 2C5

Mariam Momodu (Olafuyi) is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She specializes in international trade law, law and development and law and globalization. In her doctoral thesis, she re-evaluates economic integration in Africa by exploring the concept of bottom-up economic integration- an analysis of the use of private regulation by non-state actors to facilitate trade within Africa. She also routinely engages in debates about the informal economy and trade facilitation initiatives that affect women and youth in Africa. Mariam is currently a Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto. She was recently also awarded a Senior Doctoral Fellowship by New College, University of Toronto. 

She obtained her undergraduate degree in law from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where she was elected as the first female president of the law students' society and set a record for the most outstanding academic result from the faculty.  She then obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Cambridge, where she was awarded the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship and the Cambridge Trust Scholarship. During her time at Cambridge, she was a co-editor of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law and one of the organizers of the annual Cambridge Africa Business Network conference at Judge Business School.

Prior to commencing her doctorate program, Mariam was an adjunct lecturer at the Centre for Law and Business, Lagos. She also worked as in-house counsel for a multinational company and practiced in a tier-one law firm in Nigeria, advising on regional economic integration and trade in Africa.

In addition to her academic endeavours, Mariam is involved in several initiatives that equip young people from underrepresented backgrounds with the skills and knowledge required to access quality education. She also actively advocates for quality education in developing countries.

She has received several recognitions for her work in law, education and development. She was recognized by McKinsey and Co. as one of the 40 Next Generation Women Leaders in Nigeria and was a delegate at the World Youth Forum in 2019.

Education
University of Toronto Doctoral Candidate 2017- Date
University of Cambridge, LL.M
The Nigerian Law School, Lagos, B.L
The University of Ibadan, LL.B (First Class)
Awards and Distinctions
Vanier CGS Scholarship
Emerging Academic Award- University of Toronto African Alumni Association
New College Doctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto
PEO International Peace Scholarship
Delta Kappa Gamma World Fellowship
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto SJD Fellowship
John Stransman Graduate Fellowship in Law and Economics, University of Toronto
Graduate Fellowship in Capital Markets Research, University of Toronto
Scholars Workshop, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School
Delegate, World Youth Forum, African and Arab Youth Platform
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (University of Cambridge)
Cambridge Trust Scholarship (Honorary)
Best Graduating Student, University of Ibadan Faculty of Law
Professional Affiliations
Senior Doctoral Fellow, New College, University of Cambridge
Member, Infrastructure Policy Commission, Nigerian Economic Summit Group
Member, Nigerian Bar Association
Other information

Presentations

"Globalization, Technology and Values: Millennials and Gen Z's Interaction With the Global Trading System" at the World Trade Organization Public Forum. October 2019 (Panel Convener and Moderator)

"Can Transnational Private Regulation Facilitate Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals?" at the Purdy Crawford Workshop on The Role of Business Regulation in Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. September 2019

Selected Publications

Mainstreaming Non-State Actors in African Economic Integration.

http://www.afronomicslaw.org/2019/05/01/mainstreaming-non-state-actors-in-african-regional-integration/

The Informal Economy and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Making Trade Work for the Often Overlooked (AfronomicsLaw.Org)

Co-authored chapter published in ‘The Copenhagen Competition 2010 on Access to Medicines’ Laura Nielsen (ed.). Copenhagen: DJOF Publishing, 2010. Print

 

Research Interests
Business Law
Economic Analysis of Law
International Trade Law
Law and Globalization
Law and International Development
Private International Law
Supervisor
Committee Members

Prof. Anita Anand writes "The time is ripe for a review of securities law" in the Globe and Mail

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand points out that what is supposed to be a regular 5-year review of securities legislation by an advisory commission, required in the Ontario’s Securities Act, is long overdue ("The time is ripe for a review of securities law," June 25, 2019).

Read the full commentary on the Globe and Mail website, or below.

Lawyers’ Duties in an Age of Shareholder Activism

Program on Ethics in Law and Business

Lawyers’ Duties in an Age of Shareholder Activism

Thursday, May 2, 2019

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM 

Jackman Law Building, 78 Queen’s Park, Room J140

Prof. Anita Anand writes "What does 'reducing the regulatory burden’ mean?" in the Globe and Mail

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand digs into what the commonly expressed concept of reducing the regulatory burden really means for securities regulation ("What does 'reducing the regulatory burden’ mean?", March 26, 2019).

Read the full commentary on the Globe and Mail website, or below.


What does 'reducing the regulatory burden’ mean?

By Anita Anand

March 26, 2019

Prof. Anita Anand writes "Ford must reassess his salary plan for Hydro One CEO" in Globe and Mail

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand assesses the issues involved in the Government of Ontario's actions in relation to the compensation package for the CEO of Hydro One ("Ford must reassess his salary plan for Hydro One CEO," February 15, 2019).

Read the full commentary on the Globe and Mail website, or below.


Ford must reassess his salary plan for Hydro One CEO

By Anita Anand

February 15, 2019

Prof. Anita Anand writes "Doug Ford needs to step back and let Hydro One’s board do its job"

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

In a commentary in the Globe and Mail, Prof. Anita Anand assesses the negative impact of government intervention in the affairs of arm’s-length bodies that are not established to run as political entities, such as Hydro One ("Doug Ford needs to step back and let Hydro One’s board do its job," December 14, 2018).

Prof. Anita Anand writes "There’s one legal way to insider trade — but maybe there shouldn’t be"

Friday, December 7, 2018

In a commentary in the Financial Post, Prof. Anita Anand analyzes Bombardier's Automatic Share Disposition Plan (ASDP), which allows executives to exercise their options and sell the resulting stock ("There’s one legal way to insider trade — but maybe there shouldn’t be," December 7, 2018).

Read the full story on the Financial Post website, or below.


 

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