Category: Substantive

Hot-Button Topics in Intellectual Property Law

June 12, 2019

We are once again hosting our popular annual seminar on Hot-Button Topics in Intellectual Property Law and invite you to join us. These fast-paced and informative sessions provide an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of recent developments in intellectual property. Blakes lawyers and patent agents will highlight the key elements of each topic and provide forecasts and constructive…

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…

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…

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…