Category: CPD/CLE

All About Data: Best Practices for Assessing Cyber Risks, Negotiating Contracts and Responding to Breaches

May 28, 2019

Please join our Cybersecurity, Privacy and Technology lawyers for an in-depth discussion about data as one of the most valuable assets of an organization. In this session, we will explore the current regulatory framework and how you can best protect your organization from ever-increasing cybersecurity threats, as well as what you should do in the event of a breach. Topics:…

GDPR One Year Later: Impact on Canadian Business

April 30, 2019

Join the Blakes Cybersecurity and Privacy team, as well as Rebecca Cousin, a Partner at Slaughter and May, for an update on the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it has impacted Canadian businesses since coming into force almost one year ago. Topics: Trends in regulator action under the GDPR and private claims by individuals The new guidance…

Recent Developments in Pensions and Employee Benefits Law

April 30, 2019

We invite you to join us for our semi-annual program exploring recent updates and legal developments in pensions and employee benefits law. During this program, we will be joined by guest speaker Caroline Blouin, Executive Vice President, Pensions, Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA). Other Topics: Case Law and Regulatory Round-Up Jeff Sommers and Adam Ngan CAPSA Guidelines: DB Funding, DC Plans…

Strategies to Achieve a More Resilient and Meaningful Life

April 9, 2019

What are effective strategies for reducing stress and leading a more resilient, meaningful life? In this presentation, Dr. Robert Brooks, an award-winning author and psychologist, will share insights and anecdotes that highlight the importance of emphasizing “personal control,” nurturing and maintaining connectedness and minimizing loneliness, practising therapeutic lifestyle changes, engaging in contributory activities, identifying people and situations for which we…

Drones: A New Way Forward

February 27, 2019

Join us for a live webcast with partners from our drones team as they discuss updates to drone regulations in Canada and what lies ahead. In the first half of the session, our lawyers will help you make sense of Canada’s new drone regulations and discuss how your business can take advantage of the changes. In the second half, our…

Ontario’s New Construction Act: Managing Transitions and Effective Implementation

February 26, 2019

Since our last seminar, the first phase of amendments that focused on the modernization of liens and holdback rules came into force in Ontario. The second phase focuses on prompt payment and adjudication and is scheduled to follow on October 1, 2019. As a result of the first phase of amendments, we are seeing the industry tackle major issues regarding…

Securities Litigation: Recent Developments and Emerging Trends

February 21, 2019

Please join our national panel of Securities Litigation lawyers to explore recent trends, developments and what’s next in securities litigation and regulatory enforcement. Topics: What does the future hold for a national securities regulator in the wake of the Supreme Court decision? #MeToo in the context of securities litigation National trends in securities regulatory enforcement New developments in financial products…

Class Action Climate in Canada: Recent Developments and Emerging Trends

January 30, 2019

Join leading lawyers from Blakes for an interactive discussion that will span a cross-section of recent developments and hot-button topics such as: Emerging class action risks National and multijurisdictional class actions Cybersecurity and data breaches Employment, competition and securities class actions Settlement structures and considerations Following the seminar, we invite you to join us for cocktails and networking. Mandatory Continuing…

Restructuring and Insolvency: A Cross-Country Year in Review

January 23, 2019

We invite you to join members of our National Restructuring & Insolvency Group as they review key restructuring and insolvency developments and trends across Canada in 2018. This seminar will provide a broad cross-country update on major domestic and cross-border filings, judicial decisions in 2018, and topics of interest to lenders and other stakeholders. Mandatory Continuing Education Ontario This program…

Arbitration Demystified

November 28, 2018

Arbitration has a number of advantages and some disadvantages for the resolution of domestic and international commercial disputes. This interactive session is intended to answer questions that in-house legal and business personnel engaged in arbitration often have or might wonder about. It will also focus on practical considerations that influence the choice of litigation or arbitration, or that affect process…