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Canadian Pensions and Benefits Law for U.S. Lawyers


New York


October 29, 2020

Business/Legal Updates - Webinar 

Canada and the United States enjoy one of the closest and most extensive cross-border relationships on the planet. It is not surprising that lawyers in both countries must often sort out pension and benefit matters for companies with employees in the ‘other’ jurisdiction. 

Please join us for a virtual session that will help you identify key issues by providing an overview of pensions and benefits in Canada. The focus will be on business transactions, such as M&A transactions, financings and corporate reorganizations including downsizings and closures. But we will also alert you to recent developments in labour relations, pension standards legislation and tax rules that may affect your client’s workplace pension and benefits obligations in Canada, including trends and legislative modifications arising out of the pandemic. The purpose is to help fine tune your Canadian radar so you can better assist your clients.

Our featured speakers are all members of our Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation (PBEC) Group:

  • Randy Bauslaugh, Partner (Ontario Bar)
  • Deron Waldock, Partner (Alberta and Ontario Bars)
  • Kelleher Lynch, Senior Associate (British Columbia, Ontario and New York Bars)

Our PBEC Group has a unique depth of international and high profile experience, including advising provincial, national and international governments, agencies and corporations on pension and benefit matters. We took a lead role in the design and development of a pension plan for the legal profession in Canada, legislation for a multi-employer plan for all of the aboriginal and local municipalities in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and a national pension scheme for Bermuda. We regularly advise US clients on their cross-border activity and Randy has over the past year been a keynote speaker at events in the U.S. hosted by the CFA Institute of New York City, trustees of the NYC Board of Education Retirement System, the United Nations and the PRI Group.

Note: This will be presented as webinar. All attendees will have the opportunity to ask live questions. All instructions and information on how to access the webinar will be emailed to you a few days prior to the event.

If you have questions about this event, please contact [email protected]

This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1 credit hour, all of which can be applied towards the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. It is appropriate for both newly admitted (transitional) and experienced (nontransitional) attorneys. McCarthy Tétrault LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education.

For Canadian lawyers, this program qualifies for up to 1 hour of CPD credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia and Ontario.

Barreau du Québec Continuing Education: This program contains up to 1 hour of content. For more information regarding the declaration and recognition of educational activities, please contact the Barreau du Québec.



11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EST)

Speakers / lawyers