Feb 5, 2020

Webinar Series: Beware of Boilerplate

The WeirFoulds Commercial Litigation Group presents a series of webinars based on a highly popular previous client seminar entitled “Beware of Boilerplate: What you need to know about common contract clauses”. The series consists of four webinars:

 

1. Arbitration Clauses

This webinar deals with general considerations with respect to proceeding to arbitration, the jurisdiction of the arbitrator, appeal rights, and the legislative framework for the enforceability of arbitration clauses in Ontario. Presenters include Derry Millar and Jeff Cowan, who are experienced counsel in arbitrations, and act as arbitrators in a wide range of matters.

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CPD Information:

This webinar is eligible for 0.15 hours of substantive content as required by the Law Society of Ontario.

Recorded on: July 11, 2019

 

2. Exclusion of Liability Clauses

In this webinar, Michael Statham and Caitlin Steven discuss the enforceability of exclusion of liability clauses. An exclusion clause is a provision in a commercial contract intended to exclude or cap the liability of a party for certain damages. The webinar covers topics including whether the clause applies to the circumstances, whether the clause is unconscionable, and whether the clause is consistent with an overriding public policy.

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CPD Information:

This webinar is eligible for 0.45 hours of substantive content as required by the Law Society of Ontario.

Recorded on: July 10, 2019

 

3. Entire Agreement Clauses

In this webinar, John Buhlman and Megan Mah discuss the purpose, importance, and enforceability of entire agreement clauses. They also share some helpful drafting tips to consider when including an entire agreement clause in your contract.

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CPD Information:

This webinar is eligible for 0.10 hours of substantive content as required by the Law Society of Ontario.

Recorded on: July 10, 2019

 

4. Beyond Boilerplate – Choice of Law and Choice of Jurisdiction Clauses

In this webinar, Nadia Chiesa and Kayla Theeuwen discuss how to transform boilerplate jurisdiction and choice of law clauses to reduce uncertainty and costs in litigation. They cover how to import predictability into contracts with tailored forum selection and governing law clauses at the drafting stage to avoid any lingering questions about where a future dispute will be resolved, or what law will apply.

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CPD Information:

This webinar is eligible for 15 minutes of substantive content as required by the Law Society of Ontario.

Recorded on: July 31, 2019