Stikeman Elliott

Lawyers participate in ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting

Stikeman Elliott is a proud sponsor of The American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section's Spring Meeting, to be held in Montréal from April 7-9, 2016, at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and the Hotel Bonaventure. It will be the first time in the Section's long history that a meeting is held in the city of Montréal.

This annual event offers hundreds of CLE events, conferences, panels and networking sessions. Stikeman Elliott lawyers will be actively participating in many events, as both attendees and panellists. For a list of events in which our lawyers will participate either as speakers or panellists, please refer to the complete guide.

Please find below a list of a few seminars that may be of interest.





Energy Business: Analysis of the Oil & Gas Sector in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico: Developments and Trends From 2015 and the Outlook for 2016

  • Bradley Squibb
    (Stikeman Elliott)
  • Gilbert Porter (Haynes Boone)
  • Benjamin Torres-Barron (Baker & McKenzie)

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Thursday, April 07

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth - Richelieu room, Convention Level

Middle Market and Small Business: International Expansion and Cross-Border Transactions

  • Michel Gélinas
    (Stikeman Elliott)
  • David B. Jaffe (Jaffe Counsel)
  • Dr. Herman J. Knott (Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft)
  • Jeffrey Van Winkle (Clark Hill)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Thursday, April 07

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth - Hochelaga 3 room, Convention Level

Federal Regulation and Securities: Looking at both sides of the Border: A Comparison of Board Governance Practices and Regulation of Mutual Fund Companies in the United States and Canada

  • Alix d'Anglejan-Chatillon 
    (Stikeman Elliott)
  • François Brais (Fasken Martineau Dumoulin)
  • Donald Crawshaw (Sullivan & Cromwell)
  • Faith Colish (Carter Ledyard Milburn)
  • Fred Enns (Borden Ladner Gervais)
  • Hugo Lacroix (Autorité des marchés financier)

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Friday,     April 08

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth - Gatineau room, Convention Level

Dispute Resolution: Managing Cross-Border M&A Disputes for Effective Resolution and Enforcement

  • Sophie Lamonde 
    (Stikeman Elliott)
  • Pierre Dalphond 
    (Stikeman Elliott)
  • John Levitske
  • Matthew Allison (Baker & McKenzie)
  • Donald Parsons, Jr, Esq. (Former Vice Chancelor, Delaware Court of Chancery)

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Friday,    April 08

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth - Bersimis room, Convention Level

Middle Market and Small Business: Expanding Abroad From the United States: What You Don't Know May Hurt Your Business

  • Michel Gélinas 
    (Stikeman Elliott)
  • David B. Jaffe (Jaffe Counsel)
  • Dr. Hermann Knott (Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft)
  • Kenneth Levison (Faegre Baker Daniels)
  • Ava Borrasso (Ava J Borraso)

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Friday,    April 08

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth - Bersimis room, Convention Level

Uniform Commercial Code and Commercial Finance: Two Countries Separated by a Common Secured Transactions Law: A Comparison of Perfection Best Practices Under the UCC, PPSA and Quebec Civil Law

  • Marie Garneau 
    (Stikeman Elliott)
  • Glenn Strong (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom)
  • Kyriakoula Hatjikiriakos (National Bank of Canada)

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Saturday, April 09

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth - Hampstead room, Convention Floor

Private Equity and Venture Capital: Law and Practice of Private Equity in Canada

  • Sophie Lamonde 
    (Stikeman Elliott)
  • Samantha Horn
    (Stikeman Elliott)
  • Marie-Claude Boisvert (Clearspring Capital Partners)
  • Mike Woollatt (CVCA)
  • Tatiana Lewin (PSP Investments)

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Saturday, April 09

Hotel Bonaventure - Côte-St-Luc room, Convention Floor

More information on the ABA Business Law Spring Meeting, including all programs and on-site registration, is available on the American Bar Association's website.