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Fasken Video Game Industry Forum

Where Fasken
800 Square-Victoria street, suite 3700,
Montreal, QC
H4Z 1E9
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This forum will cover cutting-edge topics relating to the law and business of the video game industry. Panels of accomplished speakers from Canada and the United States will address the latest industry-related intellectual property updates, privacy developments, immigration and employment issues, as well as government incentives and tax advantage


The keynote address will be given by distinguished psychiatrist Tyler Black, MD, FRCPC, who will speak on the topic of video game addiction and the World Health Organization’s recent decision to list it as a recognized disorder. Panel highlights will also include a privacy Q&A with  Jennifer Stoddart, Canada’s former Privacy Commissioner.


The full list of topics to be covered during this exciting day will include:


  • Employment and immigration issues in the video game industry
  • Privacy Q&A with former Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart
  • Government funders and enablers
  • Current key deal and licensing issues
  • Intellectual property update

Tyler Black M.D.
BC Children’s Hospital
Chris Leffler Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Stefan Szpajda Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Jeffrey Cadwell Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Vejay Lalla Fenwick & West
Nassim Bennacer Langlois Ernst & Young
Stephanie Murphy Foreign investments, Information technologies
Jean-Philippe Salvas BDC Capital