Category: CPD/CLE

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…

Six in the 6ix: Cases Every Leasing Professional Should Know

May 28, 2019

Our expert presenters will review the facts of each case, the decision reached by the presiding judge(s) and how the case has been interpreted and evolved over time. They will also provide a practical analysis on how the case impacts your day-to-day work and operations. This program is a must-attend for all commercial real estate professionals. Cases and issues to…

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…