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AML in Canada:Where are we?

April 3, 2018

In a recent Consultation Paper, the Department of Finance proposed some major changes to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA). Hear more about the proposed changes, the upcoming new regulations and what they mean for your business. Speakers Jacqueline Shinfield, Partner Valdimir Shatiryan, Associate Mandatory Continuing Education This program contains 1 hour of Substantive content.

Litigation Management and Risk: Key Considerations

March 27, 2018

One of the key duties of legal departments is evaluating and managing risk, particularly around litigation. Members of the Blakes Litigation & Dispute Resolution group discussed strategic considerations in assessing litigation, practical steps in managing documentary production and the use of new technology, and recent developments in the law of privilege. Speakers Jeff Galway, Partner Anne Glover, Partner and Practice…

What’s Next in Securities Litigation: Emerging Technologies and Industries

February 8, 2018

Emerging technologies and industries are reshaping securities litigation and enforcement in Canada. Cryptocurrencies and robo-advisers are challenging regulators and market participants alike. Recent moves towards consolidation in the cannabis industry have tested the new take-over bid regime, and new case law has implications for underwriters in securities class actions. Our panel of Capital Markets and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practitioners…

Key Developments in Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism for 2018

February 7, 2018

The past year has seen a number of developments in corporate governance and shareholder activism as well as some notable proxy contests. We invite you to join us as we review recent trends and regulatory developments that are influencing public company corporate governance and shareholder activism in the Canadian market. Among other topics, this program will address: Legal developments in…

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…

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…

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…

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