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Ottawa Fasken Martineau Symposium (2nd Edition)

Fasken Martineau Institute
Where Canada's National Arts Centre
Fountain Room
53 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5W1
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Fasken Martineau's Symposium provides lawyers with educational seminars for continuing professional development. This complimentary half-day event will help you achieve up to three hours of education that can be applied towards CPD requirements of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

  • Learn from recognized legal professionals
  • Network with your peers as you study alongside them
  • Speak and consult with our lawyers

Our complimentary event has plenty to offer! Preview the topics below and follow the links to register.


8:00 am - 8:30 am
Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:30 am
The Battle Against Corrupt Practices Hits Home: The Impact on Canadian Companies of Anti-Corruption Laws Here and Abroad*
By Guy Giorno

News stories continually underscore the need for companies to pay careful attention to anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws when they do business abroad. The consequences of contravention - both penal and reputational - can be severe. This seminar, directed to the professional and ethical responsibilities of in-house counsel, will focus on Canadian and international anti-corruption statutes. What steps can counsel take to ensure compliance? Which provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct are most relevant? And what should legal counsel do when a breach is apparent or alleged?

*This session has been accredited by the Law Society for 1.0 Professionalism Hour.

9:30 am - 9:45 am
Coffee Break

9:45 am - 10:45 am
Doing Business with the Government: A Guide for In-House Counsel*
By Anna Tosto, Guy Giorno and Peter Mantas

In-house counsel are required to be knowledgeable about all aspects of doing business with the federal government; in particular, procurement policies and procedures, strategies for effective government relations, the ethical/accountability/transparency rules that govern interaction with public office holders, and (if necessary) litigation to protect their corporation’s rights. This seminar will address current issues of importance to assist corporate counsel on doing business with the government.

*This session has been accredited by the Law Society for 0.5 Professionalism Hours.

10:45 am - 11:00 am
Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Money Doesn't Grow on Trees...Sources of Financing Alternatives from the Private and Public Sector
By Jeff Dennis and Virginia Schweitzer

Start-up companies in technology, mining and other industries are always searching for financing alternatives particularly in difficult economic conditions. This seminar will address a number of financing alternatives from the private and public sector including a presentation by the Ontario Capital Growth Corporation regarding the Ontario Government's emerging technologies fund and venture capital fund.

12:00 pm
Box Lunch

This Symposium will be presented in English only.


This event has passed - registration is closed.