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Terminating Construction Contracts: Practical Advice for Owners

November 21, 2013

Terminations of the contracts of non-performing or under-performing contractors occur in a variety of circumstances on construction projects. This seminar will provide an overview of the law relating to contract terminations and will suggest practical tips for owners and others to manage the terminations and to resolve claims that may arise in a cost-efficient way. Please join members of our…

Time to Get Your App In Gear: Things You Should Know Before Launching Your Mobile Application

November 14, 2013

Organizations, large and small, are in a hurry to launch mobile applications that extend their business reach to the cloud. Please join us as we discuss the legal issues involved in launching a mobile application, including: What to remember when contracting with your app developer The impact of recent developments in mobile privacy Mobile marketing guidelines and practices Consumer-related considerations…

Leasing Management and Offers to Lease: The Start of a Beautiful Relationship!

November 13, 2013

Leasing Management. Owners frequently contract with professional managers to lease-up and administer new and existing real estate projects. Blakes lawyers discuss the major issues arising in these arrangements and highlight hot-button issues. Topics: • Leasing fees and payment requirements • Co-owner’s issues where the manager is a related entity • Term and termination rights including for fraud and misappropriation Offers…

SCC Allows Indirect Purchaser Class Actions to Proceed

October 31, 2013

  On October 31, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decisions allowing the appeal from the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) in Pro-Sys Consultants Ltd. v. Microsoft Corporation (Pro-Sys) and dismissing the appeal from the BCCA in Sun-Rype Products Ltd. v. Archer Daniels Midland Company (Sun-Rype) and the appeal from the Quebec Court of Appeal (QCA) in Infineon Technologies AG v….

Recent Developments in Pension and Employee Benefits Law

October 29, 2013

Blakes invites you to attend our semi-annual client seminar, which will address current issues in pension and employee benefits law. Our complimentary seminar offers you the opportunity to consider and discuss the key issues of the day, following a presentation by our speakers on recent legal developments. Topics to be discussed: •Case Law Update – Christopher Brown •Regulatory Round-Up –…

Pensions Newsletter – October 2013

October 20, 2013

Welcome to the third issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter. This newsletter provides a summary of recent jurisprudential developments that affect pensions and benefits and is not intended to be legal advice. For additional information or to discuss how any aspect of these developments may affect you, please contact a member of the Blakes Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation group….

From Car Parts to Knee Joints: How 3D Printing Will Impact Canadian Business

October 16, 2013

Over the past several months, both McKinsey & Company and Goldman Sachs have identified 3D printing as a “disruptive” force that could have a major economic impact on the global economy. 3D printing is penetrating the automotive, aerospace and medical industries, and will have a further impact in consumer sectors that place a premium on highly customizable products. As with…

Top 10 Issues for Employers, #3: Guidelines for Workplace Investigations

October 8, 2013

This is the third instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series. This issue focuses on guidelines for workplace investigations touching upon key considerations including assessing complaints and witness interviews. OVERVIEW Both complaints and workplace investigations should be handled in a fair, objective manner focusing on assessing the facts at hand and avoiding hastily drawn conclusions and whispered conversations…

Securities Law: Year in Review

September 18, 2013

2013 has seen a number of significant developments in Canadian securities law. Join a panel of Blakes lawyers as they discuss: Year-to-date market update Overview of new marketing rules for prospectus offerings Experience with the notice-and-access proxy system after its first year CSA’s move to enhance transparency of significant voting positions and economic interests Implications of the Ontario Court’s recent…

Class Actions: Recent Developments and Practical Lessons

September 12, 2013

Class action practice and jurisprudence are evolving at an accelerated rate. Contributors to this rapid evolution include a plaintiffs’ bar that continues to seek out new business models, new causes of action and novel remedies; the increasing experience of counsel and the judiciary with the common issues trial process; and the increasing complexity of managing multi-jurisdictional claims. Blakes lawyers nationally…

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