Program Chairs

Brandon Kain

McCarthy TĂ©trault LLP

Samaneh Hosseini

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Recent court rulings and developing jurisprudence is having a 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

Transactional counsel

In-house counsel

Construction, contracting and procurement

Risk management professionals

Compliance officers


Program Chairs

Samaneh Hosseini

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Brandon Kain

McCarthy TĂ©trault LLP


Andrew Bernstein

Torys LLP

Paul Blyschak

Counsel, Fasken, Author of “M&A Agreements in Canada: Transactions & Litigation”

Audrey Boctor

Partner, IMK

The Hon. Justice David M. Brown

Court of Appeal for Ontario

Geoff R. Hall

McCarthy TĂ©trault LLP

Samaneh Hosseini

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Brandon Kain

McCarthy TĂ©trault LLP

Brian Kolenda

Lenczner Slaght LLP

Andrea Lee

Partner, Glaholt Bowles LLP

Professor John McCamus

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Professor Marina Pavlović

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

Danielle Royal

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Julia Shin Doi

General Counsel, Secretary of the Board of Governors, and University Privacy Officer, Toronto Metropolitan University

Ellen Snow

Partner, Clyde & Co.

Angela Swan, O.C.

Aird Berlis LLP

Michael Wright

Wright Henry LLP

Program Agenda

Program Begins – Introduction (9:00 a.m. ET)


Recorded: Dec 1, 2022

$695 + TAX

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CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Substantive5h 20m
Total6h 20m

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