INSTITUTE ACROSS BORDERS:
Legal Issues and Best Practices for Ontario Lawyers from Around the World

November 9-10, 2021 | Online

International and cross-border considerations frequently arise for Ontario lawyers while advising their clients today, often in unexpected places. Clients may have assets, vendors, suppliers, customers, data or business partners located outside of Canada’s borders. The legal implications and risks associated with this reality can be significant and widespread. Get up to speed on the key topics you need to know with this valuable conference. Whether you are a solicitor or litigator, our expert faculty will share practical and timely insights to ensure you are ready to confidently advise your clients on how to navigate the challenges, opportunities and actualities of a global world.

Plus meet and gather best practices and helpful insights from lawyers around the globe in our unique series of roundtable sessions. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event. If you practice in a large or small firm, as a sole practitioner or corporate counsel, this conference is for you! Register now!

Note: Sessions will run 50mins, with 5 minutes to move/change rooms before the next session.

TIME SESSION A SESSION B SESSION C
DAY ONE  
9:00 AM

PLENARY
Your Professional Obligations When Crossing Borders with Client Information

9:55 AM Structuring Cross-Border M & A

Foreign Investment

Best Practices and Insights from Around the Globe in Wills and Estates Law

10:50 AM MINDFUL BREAK (15 MIN)
11:10 AM

Privacy Considerations for Canadian Companies Operating Outside of Canada

Protecting Intellectual Property Outside Canada’s Borders

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Roundtable Discussion with Members of the International Bar Association
12:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
1:00 PM Your Essential US and EU Privacy Update  Tax Implications for Cross-Border Business  Best Practices and Insights from Around the Globe in Construction and Infrastructure Law 
1:55 PM

Cross-Border Estate Planning Considerations

Critical Considerations for Cross-Border Service Provider Contracts

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Roundtable Discussion with the CALIFORNIA Bar
2:50 PM MINDFUL BREAK (15 MIN)
3:10 PM PLENARY 
How to Effectively Work with Counsel in Other Countries 
4:00 PM  DAY ONE CONCLUDES

november 10, 2021

TIME SESSION A SESSION B SESSION C
9:00 AM PLENARY 
Understanding the Impacts of Local Indigenous Laws and Customs
9:55 AM Court Alternatives for International Disputes

Modern Slavery: Assessing Supply Chain Risk

  • Including discussion on human trafficking and recent legislation
Best Practices and Insights from Around the Globe in Employment Law 
10:50 AM MINDFUL BREAK (15 MIN)
11:10 AM

Work Force Considerations

  • Remote Working and Relocating Employees
  • Employing Foreign Workers
Anti-Corruption: Best Practices for Ethics and Compliance Programs In Conversation Icon Two speech bubbles In Conversation:
Roundtable Discussion with GREAT LAKES STATES’ Bars 
12:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
1:00 PM Enforcing Foreign Judgments and the Reach of Canada’s Courts  When Environmental Impacts Seep Across Borders Best Practices and Insights from Around the Globe in Criminal Law 
1:55 PM

Need-to-Know Updates on Import and Export Controls

Making Sense of Environmental, Social & Governance  In Conversation Icon Two speech bubbles In Conversation: 
Roundtable Discussion with the NEW YORK Bar 
2:50 PM MINDFUL BREAK (15 MIN)
3:10 PM PLENARY 
Legal Innovation – How Other Jurisdictions are Advancing the Practice of Law 
4:00 PM  DAY TWO CONCLUDES