Agenda - July 28th, 2020

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

John Logan, Q.C.

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

David Mckenzie

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

   9:15

Proactive Drafting: Where to Begin in the New Normal

 

Karen Martin

Dentons Canada LLP

 

Jana Mansour

Dentons Canada LLP

 

  • Options for acknowledging the reality of COVID-19 in your contracts
  • Post-COVID best practices for Force Majeure clauses
  • Addressing later disruptions and potential restructuring of the relationship

 

10:05

Questions and Discussion

 10:15

Break

 10:30

Troubleshooting Ongoing Projects

 

David Mckenzie

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

  • Common issues in the wake of the pandemic
  • Managing past and ongoing delays
  • The insolvent client, subcontractor or supplier - what to be aware of and how best to address
  • Elevated costs - who foots the bill?

 

 11:20

Questions and Discussion

 11:30

Dispute Resolution in a Virtual World

 

John Logan, Q.C.

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

Laura Cundari

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

 

  • Current challenges with in-person dispute resolution
  • How the construction industry is adapting
  • Virtual Examinations for Discovery - best practices
  • Virtual mediations. A recipe for success
  • Virtual arbitrations. Lemonade out of lemons

 

 12:20

Questions and Discussion

 12:30

Chairs' Closing Remarks - Program Concludes