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12:00 p.m. MAIN STAGE

Opening remarks by host, Mike Arsenault

12:10 p.m. SESSION ROOM

Keynote Presentation hosted by Gowling WLG

12:55 p.m. SESSION ROOM

Executing on Innovation – Understanding the Essential Ingredients for Success

Embracing innovation in the legal profession has never been more critical as the industry is forced to adapt and react to a more disruptive and unpredictable landscape. Yet the opportunity has never been greater to integrate new methodologies, designs, and processes to achieve greater efficiency delivery.

1:40 p.m. SESSION ROOM

How Today’s Leaders are Redefining Success and Breaking New Boundaries

As the legal industry continues to move forward with greater representation of women in leadership positions, we reflect on how today’s leaders have achieved their success and how they are setting the stage for the next generation of rising lawyers to make a lasting impact on the future of the legal profession.

2:25 p.m. SESSION ROOM

Deal Making – A Recap on the Year in M&A: Top Takeaways and Lessons Learned

As the economic landscape in Canada and around the world becomes more uncertain, organisations are re-evaluating their M&A strategies. What lies ahead for 2021?

3:15 p.m. SESSION ROOM

Ideas and Concrete Actions for Advancing Access, Equality, and Inclusion in Today’s Legal Profession

With society now more diverse and evolving, it has never been more important for the legal profession to reflect that. How are today’s leaders promoting and enhancing opportunity, representation, and access to ensure a Better future for the industry and its stakeholders?

4:00 p.m. MAIN STAGE


  1. Capital Markets Deal of the Year
  2. Infrastructure & Projects Deal of the Year
  3. Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year
  4. M&A Deal of the Year
  5. Private Equity Deal of the Year
  6. Cross Border Deal of the Year
  7. Canadian Deal of the Year
  8. Class Action Team of the Year
  9. Commercial Litigation Team of the Year
  10. Banking & Financial Institutions Law Department of the Year
  11. Construction, Infrastructure & Transportation Law Department of the Year
  12. Energy & Resources Law Department of the Year
  13. The Fasken Award for Law Department Innovation
  14. Canadian Law Department of the Year
  15. Law Department Leader of the Year
  16. IP Law Firm of the Year
  17. Litigation & Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year
  18. Canadian Boutique Law Firm of the Year
  19. Best Use of Technology in a Law Firm
  20. Atlantic Canada Law Firm of the Year
  21. Ontario Law Firm of the Year
  22. Prairies Law Firm of the Year
  23. Quebec Law Firm of the Year
  24. Western Canada Law Firm of the Year
  25. Litigator of the Year
  26. Managing Partner of the Year
  27. Pro Bono Initiative of the Year
  28. The Bereskin & Parr Award for Diversity Initiative of the Year
  29. The Gowling WLG Award for Woman of the Year


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