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“Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing: Hot Topics For the International Legal Practitioner”

Speaker: The Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr. and Radha D. Curpen

February 10, 2021
8:00 am-9:00 am

Zoom Event

Price: Free

Join us for an exciting discussion about Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), one of the hottest investment trends shaping global markets today. ESG has been gaining momentum for years. The pandemic has accelerated its demand and this will carry on through 2021 and help define a post-Covid world. The Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr. will share his unmatched insights on what this means for corporations in a conversation with Radha D. Curpen.

Leo E. Strine, Jr. is Of Counsel in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  Prior to joining the firm, he was the Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court from early 2014 through late 2019.  Before becoming the Chief Justice, he had served on the Delaware Court of Chancery as Chancellor since June 22, 2011, and as a Vice Chancellor since November 9, 1998.

In his judicial positions, Mr. Strine wrote hundreds of opinions in the areas of corporate law, contract law, trusts and estates, criminal law, administrative law, and constitutional law.  Notably, he authored the lead decision in the Delaware Supreme Court case holding that Delaware’s death penalty statute was unconstitutional because it did not require the key findings necessary to impose a death sentence to be made by a unanimous jury.

Mr. Strine holds long-standing teaching positions at Harvard and University of Pennsylvania, where he has and continues to teach diverse classes in corporate law addressing, among other topics, mergers and acquisitions, the role of independent directors, valuation, and corporate law theories.  He is a member of the American Law Institute, and currently serves as an advisor on the project to create a restatement of corporate law.

Mr. Strine speaks and writes frequently on the subjects of corporate and public law, and particularly the impact of business on society, and his articles have been published in The University of Chicago Law ReviewColumbia Law ReviewCornell Law ReviewDuke Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and Stanford Law Review, among others.  On several occasions, his articles were selected as among the Best Corporate and Securities Articles of the year, based on the choices of law professors.

Radha D. Curpen is the managing partner of Bennett Jones’ Vancouver office and co-head of the firm’s Environmental Law practice and Aboriginal Law practice. She specializes in Environmental, Aboriginal, ESG and the transportation of dangerous goods. Radha provides strategic counsel to clients relating to regulatory compliance, the management of environmental risks, the defense of environmental litigation, the avoidance and defense of environmental related prosecutions, crisis prevention and management, corporate social responsibility, mitigating business disruption and reputation management.

She has significant experience in and regularly advises corporations, Boards of Directors and Special Committees in connection with internal and regulatory investigations, governance, ESG and risk assessments.

She has led or been involved in recent high profile cases. She led the defence of the regulatory investigation arising out of the Lac Mégantic train derailment on behalf of an oil company. She is the lead counsel for a multinational company relating to mercury contamination in a high profile case in Ontario involving various First Nations. She was also involved in the defence of the diesel emissions case.

Proficient in both French and English, Radha practices across Canada and in the United States, acting as strategic counsel to boards, executives and management teams. She has worked in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, British Columbia, Alberta, the Atlantic Provinces and in the United States.

Radha was an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty Of Law for the Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility course. She was also a sessional lecturer at Robson Hall Faculty of Law for the environmental law course.

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