Category: CPD/CLE

Strategies for Executive Compensation

September 27, 2017

This complimentary seminar, hosted in Toronto, provides an opportunity to discuss trends and current issues affecting the design, disclosure and taxation of executive compensation arrangements with speakers from the Blakes and Willis Towers Watson’s Executive Compensation groups. Topics Recent CRA developments affecting compensation design Shareholder engagement and related opportunities and challenges for directors Addressing proxy advisor concerns through compensation design,…

CETA and Investor-State Dispute Settlement: What It Means for Your International Business Strategy

September 21, 2017

CETA’s investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions, when they come into force, will represent a significant change in the approach the international community is taking to ISDS, with important consequences both to the scope of protections available to investors as well as to how investors can enforce such protections. When investing abroad, particularly where the investment involves negotiations or other arrangements…

Recent Developments in Construction Law: What Will Amendments to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act Mean for Owners and Lenders?

September 12, 2017

  The Ontario government has tabled some long-awaited amendments to the Construction Lien Act. If these amendments pass, they will reshape the contracting framework for owners, contractors, design professionals, subcontractors and other participants involved in major construction projects in Ontario, including P3/AFP projects in the construction industry. Please join us as we take an in-depth look at the legislation and the…

CETA and Your Business: Key International Trade and Intellectual Property Legal Issues and Opportunities

June 22, 2017

The Canada-European Union Trade Agreement (CETA) is expected to soon come into force, which may impact your business globally. Leading members of our International Trade and Intellectual Property groups invite you to join them via webinar to discuss how to navigate through CETA to identify trade and intellectual property opportunities and understand compliance requirements. Topics: Tariff elimination: An overview of…

Getting Ready for CETA and CFTA: Key Procurement Compliance Issues

June 20, 2017

The Canada-European Union Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) are expected to soon come into force, which may impact your business around the world. Please join partners from our Procurement group for a webinar to discuss key procurement compliance issues regarding CETA and CFTA. Topics: What’s new in CETA and CFTA? Who is impacted by these…

Hot-Button Topics in Intellectual Property Law – Emerging Technology Edition

June 6, 2017

Emerging Technology Edition With the growing amount of news on emerging technologies and the increase in funding for innovation, this year’s program will be themed around emerging technologies. Our Blakes lawyers and patent agents highlight the key elements of each topic and provide forecasts and constructive recommendations. Moderator and Introduction to the Innovation Landscape in Canada – Brett Slaney Topics: Gary Daniel – Get…

Canadian Public M&A Update

June 1, 2017

Blakes invites you to join us as we review and discuss some of the important developments in Canadian public M&A in the past year. Topics: An update on the Canadian public M&A market in 2017 Court decisions on arrangements and the M&A process, including the role of fairness opinions Recent developments and initiatives by the securities regulatory authorities Guest Speaker:…

Blakes 10th Annual Women’s Event

May 31, 2017

An inspiring presentation of wisdom and fun with Carla Harris, corporate leader, author and soulful singer as we celebrated our 10th Annual Women’s Event. Carla is Vice Chairman of Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, and the author of Expect to Win and Strategize to Win. She is also a celebrated singer who has performed…

The Art of Arbitration: Role of In-House Counsel

May 30, 2017

Arbitration has a number of advantages when resolving domestic or international commercial disputes. Are you equipped to play your part in successfully managing the conduct of arbitrations? This interactive discussion focuses on the role of in-house counsel in domestic and international arbitrations. The panel discusses the stages of an arbitration, decisions that need to be made at critical junctures and tips…

Getting the Negotiation Edge for Women

May 18, 2017

Strong negotiation skills are key to career advancement and success. Being able to help others overcome differences to reach mutually beneficial agreements is an essential leadership skill. Collaborative negotiation, the most sophisticated and effective negotiation approach, is a natural core competency of many women, although it is often difficult to master. Using case studies and day-to-day examples, this interactive seminar…