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Beyond Borders: Implications of International Business & Law

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Each year, the JD/MBA Students’ Association from Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business hosts a Conference that explores prominent themes and issues at the intersection of law, business, and public policy. The Conference is a celebration and a learning platform that brings together over 120 students from the law and business faculties, in addition to alumni, academics, and industry professionals working in Toronto’s legal and business communities.

This year, we are elated to have the following two keynote speakers at our Conference: Ian Shugart, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Phyllis Yaffe, Consul General of Canada in New York, United States.

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Breakfast & Registration - 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Welcoming & Opening Remarks - 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address by Ian Shugart, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs - 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Panels (Panel A + Panel B) - 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lunch & Keynote Address by Phyllis Yaffe, Consul General of Canada in New York, United States - 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Presentation of Hennick Medal - 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Concurrent Panels (Panel C + Panel D) - 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Coffee Break - 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Case Studies - 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks - 3:45 p.m. – 4:15pm

Conference Social - 4:30pm

Panel Topics

Panel A – International Trade: Access to Markets

With increasing globalization and the blurring of borders, access to international markets has been changing in many ways. Most recently, NAFTA negotiations affirm that international trade is an ever-present topic of discussion that affects several aspects of the business and legal spheres. In addition, Brexit has caused changes in international relationships, the impact of which we will continue to see as it unravels.

Panel B – International Corporate Arbitration

International arbitration is essential in a world where borders are starting to disappear. If business hopes to coincide, resolving disputes in an effective way is critical. This panel will discuss the implications of international arbitrations, how such arbitrations are conducted, as well as the new International Commercial Arbitration Act in Ontario that took effect in March 2017.

Panel C – Breaches in International Security

While the online world has enabled connections to be developed across the globe, it has also opened up opportunities for cyber security challenges and crime in both the business and legal environments. Coupled with the issue of international security is the fact that such cybercrime funds are difficult to track as they are cashed out by the perpetrators - this is where anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing has played a key role. This panel discusses the cyber security challenges faced by law firms and businesses, as well as how banks and other organizations engage in anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing to contribute to the protection of international security.

Panel D – Corporate Social Responsibility

Private practice has increasingly played an ever-present role in corporate social responsibility (CSR), reflecting a shift from doing business with a focus on profits to one where organizations ought to consider the social, environmental and economic impacts of their actions. A case in point is the development of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, also known as the "Ruggie Principles". We discuss the implications for law firms and businesses, as well as what the future practice of corporate law and businesses will look like in view of the increased role of private practice in CSR, human rights, and anti-corruption/bribery policies.


Stay tuned for our list of panelists!


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