Prix commémoratif Markus Cohen, c.r. – Droit des franchises

About the Award

This Award was established to recognize, honour and celebrate outstanding scholarly contributions of Ontario Bar Association members to the development of franchise law on an annual basis.

The Award is named for the late Markus Cohen, Q.C. in recognition of his excellence and dedication as a lawyer practicing in the area of franchise law. Markus was an original member of the Executive of the Franchise Law Section and was the initial editor of Franchising 101 which appears on the OBA website.  Markus wrote and spoke widely about franchising law issues and was an exceptional educator and mentor.  The Award not only recognizes Markus’ contributions to franchise law but stands as a testament to the civility and dignity which were hallmarks of Markus’ practice. 


The Award is open to any Ontario Bar Association member currently or formerly practicing in the Province of Ontario in the area of franchise law, whether in the private or public sectors.


This Award recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions by an Ontario Bar Association member to the development of franchise law made in the 12 months preceding the annual deadline date for nominations. 

Nomination procedure

The Award is available only to individuals, not law offices or other organizations or groups. The current members of the Nomination Committee are not eligible for nomination. Nominations are to be made by submitting the attached form. Selection of the recipient of the Award will be made by the Executive of the Franchise Law Section.

Deadline for Applications

Nominations and supporting material must be filed with the Nominations Committee of the Franchise Law Section on a deadline to be set each year.

Nominations will be accepted via the online nomination from until Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. 



The award is presented at an Awards Dinner on a date to be determined by the Section Executive.


A special plaque will be presented to the recipient.

Additional Information

Terrine Bird
Coordinator, Sections
(800) 668-8900 or (416) 869-1047 ext. 339

To Inquire About Sponsorship Opportunites

Nicholas Casimir
Manager of Sponsorship and Fundraising
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