Category: CPD/CLE

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…

Leadership Series: Promoting Engagement and a Positive Work Environment

April 9, 2014

Presentation Slides – Promoting Engagement and a Positive Work Environment – April 9, 2014 [PDF] Recent studies conducted by Gallup, Inc. have examined the concept of engagement in the workplace. The researchers have divided employees into three categories of engagement. They describe them in the following way: Engaged: These were seen as the “best colleagues. They cooperate to build an organization,…

Continuing Education for In-House Law Clerks – Personal Property Security Act Registrations and Searches: How the PPSA Affects You?

April 3, 2014

Preparing financing statements and conducting searches is a complex process. This seminar will provide you with the guidance, practical tips and tools you need when preparing registrations and conducting searches under the PPSA. Topics to be addressed include: Why to register and where PPSA registrations Debtor names and addresses Secured party names and addresses Collateral classification Timing of registrations Optional…

Leadership Series – Self Promotion for Women

March 6, 2014

Self-promotion does not come easily to most women. Despite its importance in building business, developing client relations and gaining presence – both internally and externally – many women still use a fast and canned approach that does not allow for connection. Others provide the bare bone facts of credentials and expertise, and are easily forgotten. Through facilitated discussion, the use…

IP in Commercial Transactions Webinars: Part II

March 4, 2014

As intellectual property (IP) has become increasingly valuable and a critical element of business strategy, it is a crucial aspect and, in many cases, the focus of many commercial transactions. Join members of the Blakes Intellectual Property group for a two-part webinar on IP Issues in Commercial Transactions. Topics: Representations and Warranties Indemnities Industry-Specific and IP Issues Closing and Post-Closing…

IP in Commercial Transactions Webinars: Part I

February 25, 2014

As intellectual property (IP) has become increasingly valuable and a critical element of business strategy, it is a crucial aspect and, in many cases, the focus of many commercial transactions. Join members of the Blakes Intellectual Property group for a two-part webinar on IP Issues in Commercial Transactions. Topics IP Issues and the Approach to the Deal Transitional IP Issues…

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: What It Means to Hit Send

February 4, 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 businesses operating in the Canadian marketplace. Join members of the Blakes anti-spam compliance group as we discuss what businesses need to know to…

Competition Law and Investment Canada Developments: Navigating the New Regulatory Landscape

December 5, 2013

Please join our Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group as it provides essential guidance and explains current best practices for navigating mergers, managing day-to-day business risk, and avoiding pitfalls in the wake of recent important regulatory developments. The Investment Canada Act, the new enforcement approach at the Competition Bureau, and recent antitrust class action decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada…