Category: CPD/CLE

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Revised Regulations for Canadian AML

June 28, 2018

The wait is over. On June 9, 2018, the Department of Finance released long-awaited amendments to the regulations to the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act. Highlights include the regulations of virtual currencies, businesses providing foreign money services and pre-paid products. Hear more about the revised regulations and how they will impact your business. Speakers: Jacqueline Shinfield, Partner Mandatory…

Blockchain and Smart Contracts in the Energy Sector

June 21, 2018

Technology is quickly reshaping the oil and gas industry. One such disruptive technology is blockchain. This is an introduction to industrial blockchain as well as a review of its relevance to oil and gas projects and the application of smart contracts within the blockchain and existing doctrines of contract law. During this session you will gain a better understanding of…

Canadian Public M&A Update

June 7, 2018

The panel reviews and discusses some of the important developments in Canadian public M&A in the past year. Topics: An update on recent trends in the Canadian public M&A market Court and securities commission decisions on bids, arrangements and the M&A process Fairness opinions in the post-Interoil world Recent initiatives by the securities regulatory authorities Guest Speaker: Naizam Kanji, Director, Office…

Stepping Beyond: Preparing for Future Opportunities for Women GC’s

May 28, 2018

We are pleased to introduce a new program in our continued partnership with Women General Counsel Canada, which includes Stepping Up: Preparing to Be a GC and Women GCs on Boards. Stepping Beyond: Future Opportunities is directed to women general counsel who are preparing for opportunities beyond their GC role. This is a candid discussion with an experienced panel of…

Blakes Cannabis Roundtable

May 17, 2018

Join us for discussions around the current landscape and trends of the cannabis industry in Canada as we approach the legalization date. Hear from thought leaders on the state of the market, best practices for marketing and branding and the impact legalization will have on capital markets. For more information about legal trends to watch, please read our 2018 Legal…

What the GDPR Means for Canadian Businesses

May 15, 2018

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. Though not a Canadian law, the GDPR will apply to Canadian businesses that offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU residents. Canadian businesses that process personal information on behalf of organizations located in the EU will also be impacted.  The…

Recent Developments in Pension and Employee Benefits Law

May 8, 2018

The panel discusses recent updates and legal developments in pension and employee benefits as well as employment law issues. Topics In Brief: Case Law and Regulatory Update Lindsay McLeod and de Lobe Lederman Administrator DisDischarge on Annuity Purchases in Ontario Kathryn Bush Budget Breakdown: What Does the Federal Budget Mean for Health and Welfare Trusts? Plus: Group Benefit Administrative Issues…

Negotiating Commercial Real Estate Purchase Agreements: Getting Past the Sticking Points

April 26, 2018

Negotiations of commercial real estate purchase agreements can, on occasion, become stalled while the buyer and the seller attempt to find common ground on issues of concern to each of them. The negotiation process requires each party to assess whether to “dig in” or concede on key points. Members of the Blakes Commercial Real Estate group examine several provisions in…

Client Case Studies in Innovation: Best Practices in Legal Services Delivery

April 20, 2018

  Our Blakes and client panellists discuss how to leverage emerging technologies for transactional efficiency and review best practices in partnering for legal services. You will also hear from the Director of Practice Innovation, Pricing & Knowledge at Blakes and the winner of the Blakes Global Legal Innovation Challenge about how companies are customizing technology to address and solve real business…

Ontario’s New Construction Lien Act: An Update

April 18, 2018

There have been many developments since our original seminar on the proposed changes to the Construction Lien Act (Act). The final version of the Act reflected a number of changes proposed during the public consultation process. As a result, the Act as passed differed in some respects from the one discussed at the previous seminar. Draft regulations have now been…

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