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According to an IBM report, 15 percent of the top banks and 14 percent of financial markets institutions are intending to introduce full-scale, commercial blockchain products in 2017.

Are you and your clients aware of the leading legal issues in blockchain and are you strategically positioned to benefit from this rapid change?

The rapid development and implementation of blockchains has already begun to disrupt and revolutionize the financial system, among other industries. Change is here. Change can present challenges, but change also provides opportunities. The question is to determine how the legal system can best foster the development of this new business sector by truly understanding the nature of blockchain transactions, the implications of differences in business models, and by developing an appropriate approach to address the many legal issues resulting from this paradigm shift.

This comprehensive, focused and practical one-day program is led by Program Chairs Addison Cameron-Huff, the top result on Google for “Toronto Technology Lawyer”, and Donald B. Johnston, a practitioner regularly recognized and recommended as a leader in the area of technology law. Our program has been developed with a more sophisticated audience in mind and is presented by a faculty comprised of legal thought leaders in order to address the following four prominent issues:

  1. Opportunities for Blockchain in the Settlement System
  2. Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
  3. Smart Contracts and Transaction Costs
  4. Analyzing the Nature of Blockchain Transactions and the Impact of Different Business Models

Faculty

Chairs

  • Donald B. Johnston, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP
  • Addison Cameron-Huff, Technology Lawyer
  • Marco Santori, Cooley LLP
  • Pulat Yunusov, Commercial Litigator, Yunusov Law Professional Corporation
  • Anne Butler, Payments Canada
  • Ana Badour, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Kathleen Ritchie, Gowlings WLG
  • Omar Soliman, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Mercedes K. Tunstall, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Soumak Chatterjee, Deloitte Canada

Fees

Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Brett Kenworthy
bkenworthy@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

Course
[In Person and Webcast]
March 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Online Replay Date
April 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Register for the Online Replay.

Location

Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$995 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours

Who Should Attend

  • Technology lawyers
  • Banking and Financial Services lawyers
  • Securities lawyers
  • Government lawyers
  • General Counsel and In-House Counsel
  • Anti-Money Laundering professionals
  • Federal and Provincial Regulators
  • Banking and Financial Services Professionals/Executives
  • Technology Entrepreneurs
  • Management consultants and technology consultants
  • Business Owners
  • Blockchain experts

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Hotels & Parking

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