Category: CPD/CLE

From Incident to Informed Decision-Making: Digging into Internal Investigations

December 4, 2019

The need for an internal investigation often arises during a crisis where internal and external pressures create the risk of internal chaos. In this environment, the risk of poorly reasoned and hastily made decisions — with potentially long-lasting negative repercussions — is significant. The deliberate and careful design of a well-planned internal investigation is one of the key ways to…

Recent Developments in Pensions and Employee Benefits Law

November 21, 2019

We invite you to join us for our semi-annual program exploring recent updates and legal developments in pensions and employee benefits law as well as recent employment and labour law changes. Topics: Case Law and Regulatory Round-Up Lindsay McLeod Enhanced Benefit Security: What Plan Sponsors Should Understand About Recent Government Changes and Further Proposals Kathryn Bush Member Communications and Beneficiary…

What You Need to Know About Pension Funds Investing in Real Estate

November 21, 2019

Pension funds invest billions of dollars in commercial real estate and operate large property portfolios. Many pension fund vehicles are subject to important restrictions on the type of investments, financing and operating strategies they can pursue. Whether you are an advisor to pension funds or a co-owner, lender or other financial partner, it is important to understand these limitations. Join…

Focus on Diversity and Inclusion: Workplace Law Considerations

October 16, 2019

  Date: October 10, 2019 Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are under the spotlight more than ever before. Employers need to ensure they are taking appropriate steps to prevent discrimination and accommodate the needs of their employees, taking into account requirements under human rights legislation. Please join Blakes partners from the Employment & Labour group for a live webcast as…

Beyond Cards: Payment Progression in Canada

October 3, 2019

11th Annual overview of recent legal and regulatory developments and practical strategies to navigate the changing regulation of Canada’s payments industry. Topics: Payment Modernization: Are We There Yet and What’s Next? Closing the Gap: Update on AML and Prepaid Cards What’s New and What’s Not: Update on Credit and Debit Card Surcharging New Technology, New Rules: The ABCs of Virtual…

Revamping Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering Rules: What’s New, What’s Changed and What It Means for Business

September 12, 2019

The wait is now over – since the proposed amendments to the regulations to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act one year ago, regulated entities have been waiting for the final regulations to be released. After numerous rounds of consultations with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), the regulations were released on…

Bank Litigation Update: Recent Case Studies

June 26, 2019

Please join our national panel of Blakes Litigation & Dispute Resolution lawyers for a review of significant cases impacting banks in Canada. In this seminar, we will address key issues in five important recent cases, including contractual dealings, impacts of Redwater Energy on lenders, liability for fraud, and professional conduct. Speakers: Kelly Bourassa, Partner Alexandra Luchenko, Partner Jill Lawrie, Partner…

Recent Developments in Employment and Labour Law

June 20, 2019

The Blakes Employment & Labour group invites you to attend a client seminar on current employment and labour law issues in Canada. Topics and Speakers: Recent Developments in Dismissal Law Andrea York, Partner “But He Threw the First Punch!”: A Legal Update on Violence in the Workplace Daryl Cukierman, Partner Who’s the Boss? Trends in Independent Contractor Misclassification Noemi Blasutta,…

Blakes Cannabis Roundtable

June 18, 2019

Cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals will soon be permitted for sale in Canada. While we have an idea of how these new forms of cannabis will be regulated, the burning question facing the industry is how do current participants adapt and what opportunities and challenges will arise? Join us to hear thought leaders discuss the issues related to production, sale…

Hot-Button Topics in Intellectual Property Law

June 12, 2019

We are once again hosting our popular annual seminar on Hot-Button Topics in Intellectual Property Law and invite you to join us. These fast-paced and informative sessions provide an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of recent developments in intellectual property. Blakes lawyers and patent agents will highlight the key elements of each topic and provide forecasts and constructive…