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Fasken Martineau’s Automotive Summit

Fasken Martineau Institute
When
Where The Westin Prince Hotel
Duncan Room
900 York Mills Road
,
North York, ON
M3B 3H2
Canada
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Guest Participant:

Dennis DesRosiers, President, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc., Toronto

Please join us for the Fasken Automotive Summit on May 9, 2017 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Stay ahead of the curve. Come hear a variety of expert speakers address key legal issues at the forefront of the automotive sector. You will get practical insights on issues relating to the amendments to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, class actions, vehicle telematics, consumer protection in Quebec, and international trade, as they pertain specifically to the automotive sector.

We are also delighted to have as our lunchtime speaker, Dennis DesRosiers (President, DesRosies Automotive Consultants Inc.), considered one of Canada’s leading auto industry analysts, whose topic will be “Disruptors in the Automotive Sector: Fact or Fiction”.

You won’t want to miss this event designed to keep you abreast of key developments in this dynamic sector.

Vehicle Telematics: Cybersecurity and Marketing Issues
Daniel Fabiano, Partner, Fasken Martineau, Toronto

  • Emerging cybersecurity standards
  • Data breaches: new notification and record-keeping requirements
  • Leveraging technology for electronic marketing: marketing consents and anti-spam compliance
  • Anti-spam non-compliance: CRTC investigations and the private right of action

Proposed Amendments to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act
Rosalind Cooper, Partner, Fasken Martineau, Toronto

  • New mandatory recall provisions
  • Orders to correct defective or non-compliant vehicles prior to sale
  • Ability to require additional safety information
  • Revised penalty structure for offences
  • Increased inspector powers

The Latest on Canadian Automotive Class Actions
Steven Rosenhek, Partner, Fasken Martineau, Toronto

  • A year in review
  • Lessons learned
  • Defense strategies
  • Coordinating litigation and regulatory approaches

Revisiting NAFTA, Border Tax Adjustment, CETA Application and TPP Automotive Rules
Clifford Sosnow, Partner, Fasken Martineau, Ottawa

  • Revisiting NAFTA: Effects on the interdependency of North American automotive supply chains
  • Border tax adjustment and US tax reform - Threat or opportunity or both?
  • CETA and provisional application: Automotive tariff elimination, TRQ’s and beyond
  • TPP automotive rules

The "Credulous and Inexperienced" Consumer in Quebec:  Implications for Automakers
Noah Boudreau, Associate, Fasken Martineau, Montreal

  • The Supreme Court decision in Richard v. Time and the Quebec Consumer Protection Act
  • Commercial advertising, misrepresentations and pricing issues : recent case law and lessons learned
  • Impact on class actions in Quebec
  • Consequences: prosecutions to punitive damages

Disruptors in the Automotive Sector: Fact or Fiction (Lunch Topic)
Dennis DesRosiers, President, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc., Toronto

  • Autonomous vehicles, car sharing, millennials eschewing ownership: these and other disruptors are threatening the very survival of the automotive sector in Canada. Some even question whether there will be an automotive sector in a decade or two. Our speaker, Dennis DesRosiers will discuss these, and separate fact from fiction.

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.

Agenda

  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am Vehicle Telematics: Cybersecurity and Marketing Issues
  • 9:30 am – 10:00 am Proposed Amendments to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act
  • 10:00 am – 10:20 am Break
  • 10:20 am – 10:50 am The Latest on Canadian Automotive Class Actions
  • 10:50 am – 11:20 am Revisiting NAFTA, Border Tax Adjustment, CETA Application and TPP Automotive Rules
  • 11:20 am – 11:50 am The "Credulous and Inexperienced" Consumer in Quebec: Implications for Automakers
  • 11:50 am – 1:00 pm Disruptors in the Automotive Sector: Fact or Fiction, Dennis DesRosiers (Lunch)

For more information:

Nick Fan
Event Specialist
+1 416 868 3511
nfan@fasken.com