Agenda - May 14th, 2021


Welcome and Introduction by PBLI


Chairs' Welcome and Introduction


Neil Davie

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP


Mario Rubio

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP



Legal Update


Anousheh Torabi

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP


  • Recent cases of interest in the world of commercial leasing



Questions and Discussion


Insolvency and Bankruptcy in the Context of Commercial Leasing


Shauna Towriss

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP


Lance Williams

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP


  • Tenant CCAA and bankruptcy proceedings and the impact on the commercial lease
  • Landlord status in insolvency proceedings
  • Landlord's security and letters of credit



Questions and Discussion


Morning Break


Insurance, Subrogation and Indemnification


Christina Kobi

Minden Gross LLP


  • Understanding the allocation of risk between landlords, tenants and insurers
  • Common insurance requirements in the commercial lease
  • Understanding the implications of subrogation 
  • Drafting considerations



Questions and Discussion


Lunch Break


Workshop: Drafting the Lease of the Future


Allison Godey

Terra Law Corporation


  • Implementing the lessons learned in 2020 to create the least of the future
  • Knowing what we now know, best practices on clause drafting:

    - Frustration
    - Force Majeure
    - Landlord Security
    - Co-Tenancy
    - Sublease and Assignment



Questions and Discussion


Afternoon Break


Emerging Trends in Real Estate - The Future of Commercial Office Space


Neil Davie

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP


Mario Rubio

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada


Dan Jordan

Colliers International


  • Emerging trends in office space requirements and commercial lease negotiations
  • Contraction and expansion of premises
  • Impact of technological changes and the trend towards flexible work arrangements
  • Subleases, assignments, and other options for dealing with changing needs of the tenant


Questions and Discussion


A Study in Urban Redevelopment: Oakridge by QuadReal & Westbank Corp

Tara Brockelmann

QuadReal Property Group LP


Rhiannon Mabberley

Westbank Projects


  • Oakridge: An Audacious Redevelopment - Using Architecture to Enhance Lives
  • Complex legal issues arising from the development of Oakridge Center
  • Legal negotiations with retailers, holdovers, concessions granted


   4:05 Questions and Discussion
   4:15 Chairs' Closing Remarks
   4:20 Program Concludes