Torys podcasts

Torys’ podcasts feature candid conversations on issues that affect your business—from crisis management and legal developments to deal and market trends.

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Torys in 10: Unpacking the latest report on open banking

What can consumers and organizations expect moving forward on the back of first phase report released by an advisory committee on open banking? Joel Ramsey and Ronak Shah tell you what you need to know.

Torys Business Brief: The search for liquidity: lending solutions in crisis recovery

As the economy continues to move toward recovery from the pandemic, and companies look ahead to the next quarter of reporting, liquidity remains top of mind. Amanda Balasubramanian and Darien Leung speak on pressing lending issues in Canada and the United States.

Torys Business Brief: Tapping Canada’s infrastructure potential to rebuild the economy—and its relationship with Indigenous peoples

Mark Bain and Tara Mackay discuss the scope of challenges in a new environment where investor risk appetite has shifted: how will projects be prioritized and financed; and what models and structures will be used to deliver them? Valerie Helbronner and John Terry share their thoughts on the changing nature of projects with Indigenous involvement, and how an influx of projects during recovery presents an opportunity to advance the goals of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Torys Business Brief: The art of fixing broken businesses

David Bish and Kyle Kashuba discuss how this current financial crisis is different from the ’08 recession, what principal challenges companies are facing, and what management can do to ease the pressure.

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Torys Business Brief: A turning point for Canada’s life sciences

What lessons can be learned from the pandemic for the life sciences industry? Eileen McMahon, Cheryl Reicin and Dr. Shaf Keshavjee discuss how the crisis has caused the industry to move at a pace never seen before.

Torys Business Brief: Canadian oil and gas after COVID-19

Canada’s oil and gas industry continues to face unique challenges during the pandemic crisis. Stephanie Stimpson and Chris Christopher offer their candid perspectives on the current state of the sector, its prospects for recovery and the silver linings for industry players.

Torys Business Brief: The pandemic’s impact on private equity, and how businesses can best leverage the wage subsidy

Guy Berman and Stefan Stauder give their insights into effects of the COVID‑19 crisis on the private equity industry on both sides of the Canada‑U.S. border. Gwen Watson rounds up the discussion with a closer look at the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, and the tax considerations for PE investors and businesses looking to access this program.

Torys Business Brief: Advice for corporate leaders at the pivot point of recovery

Cornell Wright and Chair Robert Prichard share their executive-level perspectives on how boards and management are working together to help their organizations emerge from the pandemic—and what best corporate practices they believe are critical at this high-stakes juncture.

Torys Business Brief: Preparing for a COVID-19 recovery

Mike Amm and Krista Hill share what they are seeing on the ground working with business leaders throughout the outbreak.

Torys Business Brief: Managing contract risks and obligations during a pandemic

Jessica Lumière and David Outerbridge cover practical takeaways for companies to manage contract concerns amid COVID‑19.

Torys Business Brief: Employment issues in the COVID-19 crisis

Lisa Talbot discusses aspects of Canada’s framework of relief and support for employers during the crisis, options for reducing payroll and how businesses can position themselves now ahead of recovery from the pandemic.

Torys in 10: Private equity in 2020: what are industry leaders saying?

Listen to private equity partners Mike Akkawi and Guy Berman and they talk about some key findings from PE Pulse, such as large deal sizes and fundraising.

Torys in 10: Top tips for founders getting ready for fundraising

In this episode, Marko Trivun draws out insights from Kristine Di Bacco as she shares some key things founders should consider when getting ready for their company’s first round of financing.

Torys in 10: Is cooperative federalism for losers?

With the Supreme Court preparing to hear two politically charged cases set to test the limits of cooperative federalism this winter, Andrew Bernstein and Yael Bienenstock talk through how and why cooperative federalism is being argued in this context, how the idea has evolved over time and the challenges it presents from a legal perspective.

Torys in 10: What Canada can learn from international financial consumer protection developments

Brigitte Goulard and Eli Monas sit down and discuss some pertinent international developments in the financial consumer protection space and unpack what Canada could learn from these developments.

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