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Canadian Contract Law: Essential Updates and Practical Analysis

January 9, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Offered by: Osgoode School of Law

Recent court rulings and developing jurisprudence is having significant and far-reaching implications on how contracts are drafted, interpreted and enforced.  Are you up-to-date?

The ongoing pandemic has severely impacted the execution and enforcement of many commercial contracts. Unexpected conditions, missed deadlines, unfulfilled obligations and power imbalances are a few of the challenges. On top of this, the Post-Bhasin landscape continues to reshape the jurisprudence, creating a lot of uncertainty.

If your work involves negotiating, drafting, interpreting, and/or litigating contracts, it is imperative that you keep on top of these developments, this annual OsgoodePD program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to stay current and properly represent your client’s interests.

An esteemed faculty of leading experts, including senior practitioners, academics and judges, will give you the guidance and tools you need in this time of uncertainty.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

  • Recent developments on good faith in contracts, exclusion and limitation of liability clauses
  • How is the recent case of Uber Technologies being interpreted in arbitration agreements
  • Find guidance on contract interpretation in the face of business interruptions
  • How to craft terms that anticipate the unexpected
  • Tactics to enforce pre-COVID contract terms, including those in M&A agreements
  • How the balance of power between contracting parties is impacting enforceability
  • Strategies for drafting, clearer and more enforceable contracts

Who Should Attend

  • Corporate and commercial lawyers
  • Commercial litigators
  • Government and public sector lawyers
  • Transactional counsel
  • In-house counsel
  • Construction, contracting and procurement professionals
  • Risk management professionals
  • Compliance officers


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