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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



  • Donald B. Johnston, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP
  • Addison Cameron-Huff, Technology Lawyer
  • Ana Badour, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Anne Butler, Payments Canada
  • Soumak Chatterjee, Deloitte Canada
  • Pat Chaukos, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Jeff Coleman, Ledger Labs
  • Mat Cybula, Cryptiv Inc.
  • Kathleen Ritchie, Gowling WLG(Canada) LLP
  • Marco Santori, Cooley LLP
  • Omar Soliman, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Josh Stark, Ledger Labs
  • Peter Todd, Applied Cryptography Consultant
  • Mercedes K. Tunstall, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Pulat Yunusov, Commercial Litigator, Yunusov Law Professional Corporation


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including a link to the program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
March 20, 2017
Running Time


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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