6th Annual Franchise Law Conference: The Domino Effect

  • November 16, 2006


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For more than a quarter-century, Alberta's Franchises Act stood alone in Canada's pre-sale disclosure landscape.  Then, at the turn of the millennium, Ontario - at long last - followed suit with the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000.  Suddenly, just last year, with the model franchise law developed by the project team of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada in hand, PEI passed a similar law, to be followed weeks later by the announcement that New Brunswick was not to be left behind.  Which province is next? And can lawyers afford to ignore, at considerable peril, the new proliferation of franchise related legislation?  This full-day program will enlighten, surprise and instruct on the ins-and-outs of dealing effectively with the ever-increasing regulation of what is arguably the most dramatic engine of business expansion in history.  Precedents, papers, Q&A: it's all here, together with a keynote address by a top industry leader who will put it all in perspective.  The combination of plenary presentations with choice of breakout sessions will enable registrants to build a customised program of greatest relevance to their individual practice needs.


Markus Cohen, Q.C., Markus Cohen Law Office


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Canadian Franchise Disputes
Paul J. Bates and R. David House, Bates Barristers

Annual Legislative Update
Edward N. Levitt, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

War of the Words: Litigators and Drafting the Franchise Agreement
Scott A. Rosen, Goldman Rosen LLP and
Larry M. Weinberg, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Advising the Start-up Franchisor
Dan Caldarone, Aird & Berlis LLP and
David J. Gray, Aylesworth LLP

Expanding To The United States and Internationally
Andrew P. Loewinger, Nixon Peabody LLP - Washington DC
Wayne A. Steinberg, General Counsel, WSI

Piling On: Other Laws Affecting Franchising
John L. Rogers, Davis & Company LLP and
Andraya C. Frith, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Houdini’s Franchise Law:
Exclusions and Exemptions To Disclosure in Canada
Paul D. Jones, Jones & Co. and
Daniel F. So, McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP - London

Obstacles To Litigating The Franchise Case: Ten Procedural Issues of Interest
Jeffrey P. Hoffman, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Geoffrey B. Shaw, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Franchise Disclosure in Canada in 2007 and Beyond
Richard D. Leblanc, Miller Thomson LLP and
Peter M. Dillon  Siskind, Cromarty, Ivey & Dowler LLP - London

Robert S. Grant, Vice President Development and In-House Counsel,
M & M Meat Shops - Kitchener
Disclosure - The Advanced Course:
Tricky Disclosure Issues and Some Drafting Tips
Arthur J. Trebilcock, Sotos LLP

Statutory Remedies: New and More? Maybe
H. Ross R. Bain, Executive Vice President & Legal Counsel, Prime Restaurant and
Ian N. Roher, Teplitsky, Colson

A Review of Franchise Disclosure Laws in Canada
Frank Zaid, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP