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Pensions Newsletter – August 2013

August 1, 2013

Welcome to the second 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. We expect to provide similar updates on a quarterly basis. For additional information or to discuss how any aspect of these developments may affect you, please contact a…

Top 10 Issues for Employers, #2: Restrictive Covenants in Canada

June 3, 2013

This is the second instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series. This issue addresses some common questions clients have about restrictive covenants. OVERVIEW Post-employment restrictive covenants are contractual terms designed to protect a business from competition by a former employee that could harm the business. In the absence of contractual restrictive covenants, former employees — except fiduciary employees —…

Hot-Button Topics in Intellectual Property Law

May 16, 2013

This fast-paced and informative session features sixteen 10-minute hot-button topics covering a wide variety of recent developments in intellectual property. Blakes lawyers and patent agents highlight the key elements of each topic and provide forecasts and constructive recommendations. Hot-button topics will include: To Have, Hold (Harmless), Defend and Indemnify: The Most Difficult Vows in Technology Agreements – Sheldon Burshtein What…

Top 10 Issues for Employers, #1: Accommodation in the Workplace

April 26, 2013

This is the first instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series. The first topic we address is accommodation in the workplace. What is duty to accommodate? What are some of the current issues and trends in this evolving area? And what are the implications for employers?   OVERVIEW   Employers have a duty to accommodate employees’ needs based on…

Aboriginal Issues in Project Development and Financing: Designing Practical Strategies

April 23, 2013

Addressing aboriginal and treaty issues is integral to successfully developing or financing a wide range of projects, including oil and gas, mining, renewable energy, real estate, forestry, and infrastructure such as pipelines, highways, port development and electrical transmission facilities. Please join us as we discuss the practical implications of this evolution of the legal landscape for the private sector in…

Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions: Hot Topics and Current Trends

April 16, 2013

From LOIs to closings, Blakes Real Estate lawyers examine a broad range of topics and highlight the hottest issues in commercial real estate transactions today. Our lawyers will deliver a fast-paced review of the top issues of current importance, with each topic covered in just minutes. Speakers: Silvana D’Alimonte Chris Huband John Hutmacher Daniel Kofman Accreditation Total CPD = 1…

Surviving the Dot Landrush: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Organization in the New Domain Name Space

April 4, 2013

The imminent addition of hundreds of new generic and branded top-level domain (TLD) registries will significantly expand the available domain name space. Every organization must be aware of the impending changes, how that organization may be affected, and what basic steps should be taken to preserve trade-mark rights and domain name access. A panel of Blakes lawyers will explain the…

Pensions Newsletter – March 2013

March 20, 2013

Welcome to the first 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. We expect to provide similar updates on a quarterly basis. For additional information or to discuss how any aspect of these developments may affect you, please contact a member…

Procurement Webinar Series – Advanced Procurement Strategies for the Public Sector

October 2, 2012

It is impossible to underestimate the importance of a good approach to procurement and there is no better way to undermine the credibility of a purchasing organization than to run a poor procurement process. Blakes is pleased to present a three-part webinar series that will explore the latest developments and discuss risk-managing the procurement process in today’s environment where procurement…

Procurement Webinar Series – Advanced Procurement Strategies for the Private Sector

September 25, 2012

It is impossible to underestimate the importance of a good approach to procurement and there is no better way to undermine the credibility of a purchasing organization than to run a poor procurement process. Blakes is pleased to present a three-part webinar series that will explore the latest developments and discuss risk-managing the procurement process in today’s environment where procurement…

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