Presented by the CBA's National Business Law Section
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
2:15 PM – 5:15 PM
As the use and regulation of franchising as a business model continues to expand across Canada, it is becoming increasingly important for business lawyers and litigators to be able to recognize what is (or what might be) a franchise and to understand its principles and regulatory requirements.
Many franchisors define their market as Canada as a whole (with a potential secondarily defined market of Quebec on its own), yet provincial laws regulating franchising in various Canadian provinces impose different obligations upon them and create different rights for franchisees. Understanding these differences and the interaction of common law with these regulatory frameworks is fundamental to the ability of any practitioner to properly service their clients whenever they may be located.
The program is intended to give lawyers the necessary framework to identify, analyze and resolve basic franchise issues in order to advise all clients whose affairs relate to franchising.
The time spent attending this program (3 hours) may be applied towards the annual CPD requirement in all mandatory CPD jurisdictions.
Please note that these CPD hours are not accredited by the LSUC for the New Member Requirement or the Professionalism Credit.