Category: CPD/CLE

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…

The Cutting Edge of Compliance: Best Practices and Recent Developments in Anticorruption, Investigations and Responding to Government Enforcement

November 15, 2018

Proactive anticorruption compliance programs, risk assessments and detailed due diligence practices can make the world of difference when engaging in global business transactions. Join us for a one-on-one discussion with Jonathan Drimmer, Deputy General Counsel at Barrick Gold, to hear his first-hand experience on the cutting edge of compliance and how proactive efforts can safe-guard your business in foreign jurisdictions….

Board Opportunities for Women General Counsel: Aligning Your Personal Brand to Support Your Board Aspirations

November 14, 2018

3rd Annual Women GCs on Boards Presented in Partnership with Women General Counsel Canada and Women Get On Board Our 3rd Annual Women GCs on Boards event is a cornerstone program in our ongoing series dedicated to helping women GCs leverage their business and strategic skill sets, as well as broaden and deepen their networks to better position themselves to…

Managing Environmental Enterprise Risk

November 14, 2018

Join members of the Blakes Environmental and Enterprise Risk & Crisis Response groups for a discussion of hot topics and trends in Canadian environmental law.   This interactive session will include a realistic environmental crisis scenario designed to help you identify issues and appropriate responses. It will cover environmental liability issues, including shareholder, officer and director risks, and will include…

Recent Developments in Pension and Employee Benefits Law

October 30, 2018

Please join us for discussions on recent updates and legal developments in pension and employee benefits as well as employment law issues. Case Law and Regulatory Roundup – Adam Ngan An Overview: Human Rights and Employment Law Issues Relating to Canadian Benefit Arrangements – Caroline Helbronner and Andrea York Regulatory Pension Plan Audits and Update on FSRA – Kathryn Bush…

Blakes Cannabis Summit 2018

October 23, 2018

Join leaders in the Canadian cannabis industry for an in-depth look at the legal and regulatory landscape of medical and recreational cannabis. The Blakes Cannabis Summit will feature thought leaders from across the sector, along with Blakes lawyers, who will delve into the latest developments, potential challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for businesses. Topics and Panelists:   Capital Markets…

Getting Ready for Proxy Season: Key Developments in Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism

October 11, 2018

We invite you to join us as we review recent trends and regulatory developments that are influencing public company corporate governance and shareholder activism in the Canadian market.   Among other topics, this program will address:  Getting ready for your annual shareholders’ meeting Lessons from recent proxy contests Board diversity initiatives and disclosure requirements Shareholder engagement plans and policies M&A…

Disruption in Retail: A Legal and Business Perspective

October 3, 2018

The retail industry is facing significant challenges and unprecedented opportunities in this era of transformation and innovation. Join us for a conversation led by leading industry participants including Blakes partners and business experts from LEGO, CPPIB, Chatkit and Boston Consulting Group as we consider how the market is dealing with disruption. Speakers: Peter Dawe, Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting…

Recent Developments and Trends in Executive Compensation

October 3, 2018

  Please join us for a complimentary seminar as speakers from Mercer Canada Limited and the Blakes Executive Compensation and Employment & Labour groups discuss current issues affecting the design and taxation of executive compensation arrangements as well as managing executive transitions.   Topics:  Evolving Trends in Executive Compensation Increasing shareholder demands are raising the bar and broadening the scope…

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…