Bevans, Phillip

Mr. Bevans has been a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, where he taught Corporate Governance, an upper year seminar course.  He has also taught Business Associations, an upper year lecture course, at Osgoode Hall Law School.
He completed a B.A. (Specialist) degree in Philosophy at Victoria College at the University of Toronto, an LL. B. from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and an LL. M. (Business Law) from Osgoode Hall Law School.  He also graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, and has completed various courses in the securities industry and in negotiation at Harvard Law School.
His publications include two chapters in Current Issues in Canadian Business Law (Carswell: 1986), "Canadian Bankers' Acceptances" and "Consignment Transactions under the Personal Property Security Act".  A recent paper that he co-authored, The Association of Transnational Law Schools' Agora: An Experiment in Graduate Legal Pedagogy", which originally appeared in the German Law Journal in 2009, has been among the Top Ten Downloads in its category on the Social Science Research Network. 
Mr. Bevans has chaired panels and/or presented papers at conferences of the Graduate Law Students Association at Osgoode, the Association of Transnational Law Schools (ATLAS) Agora, CLPE, and the Canadian Association of Law Teachers., as well as   legal and other professional groups, including the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, the Institute of Corporate Directors. His contributions to commercial legal and business publications include Nathan's Company Meetings (CCH, text and Webinar contributor), The Directors' Manual (CCH, editor), The Ultimate Corporate Counsel Guide (CCH, author), Directors' Briefing (CCH, author), and Corporate Brief (CCH).
His dissertation involves a comparison and assessment of various theories of corporate law and the development of a theory of the corporation as an organization the behaviour and process of whose constituents influences the outcome of its activities. This theoretical approach has implications for corporate governance and its regulation, some illustrations of which are explicated.

Fellow Year: 
2009 - 2010

is a doctoral student at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. He was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1978 as a Barrister and Solicitor and has practiced at a number of national and regional law firms. He is currently a partner of Minden Gross LLP in Toronto. His practice is concentrated on corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters.

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