Category: CPD/CLE

Payment Cards and Systems

October 23, 2014

From anti-money-laundering compliance to cybersecurity, risk assessment to privacy, Canada’s payment industry is constantly evolving. Increased focus by the regulators and legislative changes affecting the development, design, marketing and distribution of products and ongoing services are some of the challenges facing you in the market today. We are pleased to invite you to attend this seminar featuring Blakes lawyers who…

Food Labelling Claims in Canada

October 9, 2014

North American companies in the food and beverage industry have become frequent targets of food labelling claims. Although most litigious activity in this area has been occurring in the U.S., these claims are also being commenced in Canada. Blakes lawyers with expertise in the corporate, regulatory and litigation issues raised by these types of claims will present crucial information on…

Hacked: Responding to a Cybersecurity Breach

October 8, 2014

The number and frequency of data breaches in the news underscore the new business reality that a breach is no longer a matter of “if” but “when.” Recent high-profile incidents illustrate the potentially devastating financial and reputational effects of breach and validate the importance of having a comprehensive incident response framework. Join us for a seminar on best practices and…

The Recent Buzz in IP Litigation in Canada

September 30, 2014

Canada has seen a number of significant developments in Canadian IP litigation over the last few years. Join members of the Blakes Intellectual Property group for a webinar on an overview of the Canadian IP litigation marketplace, the types of cases being filed and other recent trends. Topics: Patent, Copyright and Trade-mark Trolling Expert Evidence Counterfeit Litigation Remedies Speakers: Anthony…

Securities Law: Year in Review

September 18, 2014

2014 has seen a number of significant developments in Canadian securities law. As the summer comes to an end, Blakes invites you to join us as we discuss the following topics: Year-to-date market update Whether or not proxy advisory firms will be regulated Update of experience relating to the notice-and-access proxy system Recent developments in securities litigation Mandatory majority voting…

The New Email Era: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation for Charities and Not-for-Profit Organizations

June 25, 2014

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will come into force on July 1, 2014. Considered one of the most stringent anti-spam regimes in the world, CASL will have a significant and immediate impact on the electronic communication practices of all organizations operating in Canada. Members of the not-for-profit (NFP) sector had hoped that, after making submissions to the government about the significant…

Canadian Public M&A Update

June 25, 2014

The past year has seen a number of important developments in Canadian public M&A. Blakes invites you to join us as we review and discuss: An update on pubic M&A, including highlights from the 2014 Blakes Public M&A Deal Study An update from OSC staff on M&A and shareholder rights initiatives, including defensive tactics and amendments to the early warning…

Hot-Button Topics in Intellectual Property Law

June 3, 2014

  Blakes is once again hosting our popular annual seminar on Hot-Button Topics in Intellectual Property Law. This fast-paced and informative session offers attendees 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 recommendations. In all, there…

When Your International Legal Practice Meets Canada: Ethical & Professionalism Issues

April 24, 2014

This program is designed to provide practical guidance in dealing with the real-world ethical problems faced by in-house counsel. Speakers: Mark Adkins, Partner, New York Michael Dixon, Partner, Calgary Susan Grundy, Partner & General Counsel, Toronto Tricia Kuhl, Partner, Montreal Accreditation Blake, Cassels & Graydon (U.S.) LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as…

Focus on Real Estate Financing Transactions: Overcoming Bumps in the Road

April 23, 2014

Please join us for a discussion of the legal and practical implications of overcoming challenges in financing transactions. The bumps in the road can appear anywhere, from the negotiation of the commitment letter to the advance of loan proceeds. Topics: Limited recourse exceptions and carve-outs – What is “market” and why? Limited partnerships and nominees – Who is the appropriate…