The Canadian Institute’s Key Business Agreements

Venue: The Sutton Place Hotel

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Feb 24, 2010 End Date/Time: Feb 25, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jan 27, 2010
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Description

Poorly Drafted Business Agreements Can Lead To Increased Liability, Litigation Costs, and Insurance Risks for Your Business

Legal practitioners, business executives, and contracts specialists deal with a variety of fundamental business agreements on a regular basis to help establish and maintain important relationships with clients, suppliers, and contractors. Built into all such agreements are “must-know” terms and conditions including confidentiality, non-compete, limitation of liability, indemnities, and warranties and representations. In turn, these agreements play a key role in other major contracts such as IT and business process outsourcing, IP licensing, purchasing, business financing, shareholder, cross-border, and securities agreements.

All such agreements are pivotal in safeguarding your commercial profitability and credibility, and fatal errors in contract formation can result in devastating litigation costs, damages, deficits, and diminished credibility and goodwill. It is therefore vital, particularly in the current post-credit crunch climate, to gain a critical understanding of key legal developments and updates of these agreements, as well as to review essential elements forming such documentation.

Join our distinguished faculty at The Canadian Institute’s “Essential Elements and Critical Updates to Key Business Agreements” to explore the following core issues:

Tightening your confidentiality, non-compete, indemnity, and representations and warranties agreements
Examining tips and traps for IP licensing and IT outsourcing agreements
Maximizing the effectiveness of letters of intent and MOU’s
Identifying post credit crunch changes to the business of equipment finance
Updating your paperwork on consulting, equipment financing, asset and share purchase, leasing, international and inter-provincial agreements
Protecting diverse interests by establishing the best joint venture, alliance and shareholding structures and governance

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