The world of contracts is changing. Stay up-to-date with our practical, annual update.

From the proliferation of artificial intelligence to the ongoing ripples of COVID-19, make sure you’re prepared for contracting in 2024 and beyond. 

Contracts are fundamental to how institutions operate, yet remain sensitive to larger social shifts such as mounting price escalations, new AI tools, and pandemic disruptions.

In this one-day symposium, our exceptional faculty featuring litigators, solicitors, academics, and judges from across Canada will guide you through how to navigate these shifts strategically and proactively.

Whether your work involves negotiating, drafting, interpreting, or litigating contracts, it’s crucial to remain current with how contracting is changing today. Don’t miss out – register now.

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

What You’ll Learn

Key takeaways from significant contracts case law of the past year

How Artificial Intelligence tools can support contract drafting, negotiation, due diligence, and analysis

How to anticipate litigation risks and strategically draft boilerplate clauses

Supporting clients to maximize value out of a procurement contract

How to address market uncertainty and cost escalation clauses

Perspectives on contract interpretation and litigation from three levels of court

Trends in consumer class action filings

Reconsidering and adapting traditional clauses in a post-AI landscape

Who Should Attend

Corporate and commercial lawyers

Government and public sector lawyers

Procurement professionals

Commercial litigators

In-house counsel

Construction contract and procurement specialists

Transactional Counsel


Program Chairs

Samaneh Hosseini

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Brandon Kain

McCarthy Tétrault LLP


The Hon. Justice David M. Brown

Court of Appeal for Ontario

The Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell

formerly Supreme Court of Canada, Senior Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

The Hon. Justice Jessica Kimmel

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

Audrey Boctor

Partner, IMK

Marilyn Clarke

Partner LXM Law

Chantelle Cseh

Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Lauren Fishman

Vice President, MT>3

Sam Ip

Partner, Osler, Harkin & Harcourt LLP

Ryan MacIsaac

Senior Counsel, Uber

Jeremy Opolsky

Partner, Torys LLP

Professor Marina Pavlović

Associate Professor, University of Ottawa

Marianne Smith

Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Ellen Snow

Partner, Clyde & Co.

Gabriel M. A. Stern

Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Angela Swan

Counsel, Aird & Berlis LLP

Melissa Tehrani

Partner, Gowling WLG

Rosslyn Young

Chief Legal Officer, LCBO


Introductory Remarks from the Chairs (9:00 a.m. ET)

Break (11:15 a.m. ET)

Lunch (12:30 p.m. ET)

Break (3:30 p.m. ET)

Closing Remarks by Chairs (4:45 p.m. ET)


Recorded: Dec 6, 2023

$695 + TAX

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Total CPD6h 20m

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