Category: CPD/CLE

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Class-Action Climate in Canada: Recent Developments and Growing Trends

December 13, 2017

Class actions across Canada continue to grow in volume and complexity, triggering significant policy and financial implications for businesses in Canada. With the Law Commission of Ontario’s recent announcement that it is reactivating its comprehensive review of class actions in Ontario, we may see important law reform on the horizon to evolve with the changing landscape. Join leading lawyers from…

Managing Enterprise Risk: Spotlight on Directors’ and Officers’ Liability

December 6, 2017

Directors and officers can face personal liability exposure in a wide range of circumstances, including claims for securities misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, oppression and liabilities imposed by statute. Join members of the Blakes Enterprise Risk group and an industry expert from Marsh for a practical discussion about the various ways directors and officers can be protected against personal…

Law and Ethics Seminar for In-House Counsel

November 30, 2017

The complexity of today’s business world gives rise to a host of ethical dilemmas. Ethical systems in different jurisdictions place different emphasis on what is important in the decision-making process. In-house counsel play a key role in this process. This seminar will feature a panel of senior counsel who will discuss a range of current ethical issues that in-house counsel…

Legal Issues and Trends for the Life Sciences Industry

November 15, 2017

Blakes will be hosting a special half-day program focusing on the life sciences industry. The program will include updates on legal developments and trends as well as strategies to identify and minimize common risks. Topic Topics will include regulatory updates, competition law in the industry, recent changes to Quebec law, class actions, privacy issues and best practices for in-house management…

Gender Blind Spots and Success at Work

November 14, 2017

The Women@Blakes network invites you to join us for an informative presentation by our returning keynote speaker, Delee Fromm. Some experts estimate that only one per cent of what we think and do is conscious. Through fast neural processing, our brains create associations early in life, and as adults, these associations become unconscious and automatic. These hidden associations about race,…

Recent Developments in Pensions and Employee Benefits Law

November 2, 2017

  Please join members of the Blakes Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation group for discussions on recent updates and legal developments in pensions and employee benefits law. Topics Regulatory and caselaw update Privacy and cybersecurity – what every plan administrator needs to know Outsourced pension investment structures – what are the legal ramifications? Resolving administrative errors and Ontario’s new administrative…

Cybersecurity for Directors, Officers and Transactional Lawyers

October 27, 2017

Cybersecurity should be a critical chapter in every company’s risk management playbook. Building on prior seminars relating to pre-breach preparedness and post-breach duties, members of the Blakes Cybersecurity group will provide advanced training on the duties of directors and officers, as well as preservation of privilege. Our partners will be joined by Tim Appleby of cyber-breach response experts Mandiant. Tim…

Getting to Yes: Everything You’ll Ever Need to Know About Offers to Lease

October 25, 2017

Please join us for a discussion on business and legal issues for landlords and tenants to consider when entering, negotiating or terminating offers to lease. Topics Non-binding LOI vs. binding offer vs. straight to lease – which is more effective? Landlords and tenants – advance preparation to make the deal process more effective Tenant issues – space planning, budgeting and…

International Structuring of Pension Fund Investments

October 23, 2017

Large Canadian pensions frequently invest in the various alternative asset classes through their own or third-party-managed feeder, co-investment or other vehicles established in jurisdictions outside of Canada. Common jurisdictions include the Cayman Islands, Delaware, Ireland and Luxembourg, which will be the focus of this seminar. The seminar will address some key legal and taxation issues including new developments for commonly…

Financial Literacy for In-House Counsel

October 5, 2017

Blakes is proud to host our New to In-House Series, designed to bring together junior and mid-level in-house counsel for a candid exchange of insights to highlight and address some of the challenges and opportunities facing in-house lawyers in their roles today. Speaking the language of business is an increasingly important skill for in-house counsel. This program will help you to understand…

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