Category: Professionalism

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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…

Stepping Beyond: Preparing for Future Opportunities for Women GC’s

May 28, 2018

We are pleased to introduce a new program in our continued partnership with Women General Counsel Canada, which includes Stepping Up: Preparing to Be a GC and Women GCs on Boards. Stepping Beyond: Future Opportunities is directed to women general counsel who are preparing for opportunities beyond their GC role. This is a candid discussion with an experienced panel of…

Avoiding and Addressing Harassment Complaints in the “MeToo” Era

April 18, 2018

The overwhelming number of reports of #metoo cases, including several high-profile and public accusations of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace across industries in Canada, is causing many employers to take stock in the preparedness and awareness in their own organizations. Partners from our Employment & Labour practice group address these issues. Topics What are the most recent trends…

Gender Blind Spots and Success at Work

November 14, 2017

The Women@Blakes network invites you to join us for an informative presentation by our returning keynote speaker, Delee Fromm. Some experts estimate that only one per cent of what we think and do is conscious. Through fast neural processing, our brains create associations early in life, and as adults, these associations become unconscious and automatic. These hidden associations about race,…

Cybersecurity for Directors, Officers and Transactional Lawyers

October 27, 2017

Cybersecurity should be a critical chapter in every company’s risk management playbook. Building on prior seminars relating to pre-breach preparedness and post-breach duties, members of the Blakes Cybersecurity group will provide advanced training on the duties of directors and officers, as well as preservation of privilege. Our partners will be joined by Tim Appleby of cyber-breach response experts Mandiant. Tim…

Financial Literacy for In-House Counsel

October 5, 2017

Blakes is proud to host our New to In-House Series, designed to bring together junior and mid-level in-house counsel for a candid exchange of insights to highlight and address some of the challenges and opportunities facing in-house lawyers in their roles today. Speaking the language of business is an increasingly important skill for in-house counsel. This program will help you to understand…

The Power of Mindsets: Strategies to Create a Positive Emotional Culture in Your Organization

November 1, 2016

What is the emotional culture of your organization? Every organization and workplace has an emotional culture that can have an impact on everything from employee performance to customer or client satisfaction. Emotional culture is influenced in great part by the mindset and actions of leadership, although employees also play more of a role than they may realize in creating the…

The Indigenous Experience in Corporate Canada

October 24, 2016

Blakes, together with OPG, RBC and TD, hosted a dynamic and insightful panel discussion with professionals of indigenous backgrounds. Our panellists shared their personal stories and experiences working within corporate Canada. They offered their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges for indigenous people working in corporations and the initiatives organizations can undertake to help foster an inclusive and supportive environment. Panel members…

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