Category: CPD/CLE

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…

Automotive Industry: Legislative and Regulatory Updates

June 11, 2019

The automotive industry is being driven by change, from technological innovation to government investment and the need for new legislation. Join our panel of legal experts from the Blakes Automotive group for a live webcast where they will discuss some of the latest legal and regulatory developments impacting the industry. You will also have the opportunity to interact with our…

Canadian Public M&A Update

June 4, 2019

We invite you to join us for our annual program exploring recent legal developments in Canadian public M&A in the past year. During this program, we will be joined by guest speaker Naizam Kanji, Director, Office of Mergers & Acquisitions, Ontario Securities Commission. Topics: Deals: Canadian public M&A market update MACs and More: Lessons from recent U.S. and Canadian court and…

Business and Legal Considerations: 2019 Federal Election

May 29, 2019

With the 2019 federal election on the horizon and new pre-election rules taking effect June 30, we invite you to join Blakes and guest speakers for a discussion on key business and legal areas to be aware of during election season. Topics: The legal considerations in an election period, including with respect to third-party activities, lobbying and political activities Government…