16th Annual Franchise Law Conference
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: November 2016
Format: download (PDF)

The OBA Franchise Law Section invites you to the 16th Annual OBA Franchise Conference where the very latest developments and emerging trends in this constantly evolving area of law will be presented by a stellar faculty of speakers. This year, the conference will focus on advanced disclosure issues, the future of franchise class actions in Canada, insolvency/bankruptcy as an obstacle and a tool, the role of equity in franchising law, practical tips on buying and selling unit franchises, and trends in U.S. franchise law and how they translate to Canada.

The Conference will also host a series of round-tables on franchise-related topics, the granting of the Markus Cohen Q.C. Memorial Award, and the popular Annual Legal & Legislative Update, rolling up all the developments in franchise law and jurisprudence over the past year.

Derek Ronde,
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Jonathan Mesiano-Crookston, Goldman Hine LLP


Advanced Disclosure Issues
Joseph Adler, Hoffer Adler LLP
Sarita Dankner, Sobeys Inc.
Allan Dick, Sotos LLP

Arbitration Trumps Litigation; The Demise of Franchisee Class Actions
Jill M. Knudsen, MacDonald Sager Manis LLP

What is the Duty of Good Faith in the Franchise Class Action Context?
Margaret L. Waddell, Phillips Gill LLP

Recent Developments in Canadian Franchise Class Actions
Evan Thomas, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Insolvency/Bankruptcy as an Obstacle and a Tool for Franchise Situations
Todd Greenbloom, Blaney McMurtry LLP
Steven H. Goldman, Goldman Hine LLP, Barristers
Sheldon Title, CPA, CA, CIRP, LIT, Sr. Vice-President, MNP Ltd.

The Role of Equity in Franchising Law
Jennifer Dolman, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Susan Friedman, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

The Purchase and Sale of Franchises and Franchise Systems
Christine Jackson, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Andrae Marrocco, Dickinson Wright LLP

Trends and Developments in U.S. Franchise Law and How They Translate to Canada
Leonard H. MacPhee, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
George J. Eydt, Hodgson Russ LLP
Peter V. Snell, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Annual Legal and Legislative Update
Helen Fotinos, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Chris Horkins, Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP

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