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Standard Clauses in Agreements – Best Practices

Standard Clauses in Agreements – Best Practices

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Substantive: 1.0
1 hour
Allan Goodman
Aubrey Lasky
Rajah Lehal
1 hour
$119.00 plus tax
CPD Finance Conference 2017

This session will discuss some of the standard clauses in agreements, as well as the best practices in crafting clauses that will achieve your objectives such as arriving at a suitable jurisdiction and the consequences of the agreement being governed by the laws of a different jurisdiction. Some examples of the standard clauses to be discussed:

  • Severability
  • Termination
  • Assignment
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Confidentiality
  • Amendments


Allan Goodman

Allan Goodman is a partner at Goodmans. He specializes in securities and corporate law. His practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters. Allan is also Co-Chair of Goodmans’ Technology Group and is a member of Goodmans’ Mining and Natural Resources Group. Allan has been a partner at Goodmans since 1999.

Allan acts for a broad range of issuers and underwriters on corporate finance transactions including public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. He has also been involved in a variety of complex transactions including restructurings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, financings and structured product transactions. Allan also provides advice to boards of directors and special committees with respect to governance and compliance matters. Allan is responsible for the firm’s emerging business initiative, and in particular its role as “legal counsel in residence” at the DMZ at Ryerson University, one of Canada’s largest business incubators for emerging tech startups. Pursuant to this relationship, Allan provides legal advice and mentorship to some of Canada’s most promising startups.

Aubrey Lasky


Gowling WLG

Aubrey Lasky is a partner at Gowling WLG, an international law firm.  Aubrey is a specialist in domestic and international corporate law and delivers strategic legal advice to private and public sector clients in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and beyond. He is highly regarded for his expertise in complex commercial transactions, M&A, corporate finance and joint ventures, with a particular focus on the manufacturing, technology, leisure, infrastructure and construction sectors.

Aubrey regularly advises U.S. and international clients on their in-bound Canadian strategies, as well as Canadian clients in relation to conducting business and establishing operations overseas.

Aubrey is a dual-qualified lawyer in both Ontario and England and holds a Foreign Legal Consultant Permit from The Law Society of Upper Canada.  Prior to joining the Waterloo Region office of Gowling WLG, Aubrey practiced corporate law at top-tier firms in London, England and Toronto, Ontario.

When not acting for clients, Aubrey spends time with his family and is active in the community. Aubrey is a director and corporate secretary for the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Association. He is a founding member of Next Generation – The Leadership Series, an initiative designed to promote and train the next generation of business leaders in the Waterloo Region. Aubrey’s community service also included volunteering at the head office of the Alzheimer’s Society in London, England.

Gowling WLG is a new international law firm created by the combination of Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading UK-based international law firm.  With more than 1,400 legal professionals in 18 cities worldwide, we provide our clients with in-depth expertise in key global sectors and a suite of legal services at home and abroad. We see the world through our clients' eyes, and collaborate across countries, offices, service areas and sectors to help them succeed, no matter how challenging the circumstances. Learn more at

Rajah Lehal

Rajah is a legal technologist, lawyer, and is the Founder and CEO of

After working for a decade in the information technology industry, Rajah received his M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from Western University’s Richard Ivey School of Business and Faculty of Law, respectively. Rajah received his legal training with the corporate law group at Stikeman Elliott LLP, and subsequently gained international experience with the Technology Media and Telecom group in the Dubai office of Clyde & Co., before founding

Rajah is presently the CEO of, a DIY cloud-based legal drafting and design software tool. In addition to his legal and technology experience, Rajah sits on the board of directors of Cobalt Lawyers, a boutique technology law firm, and MultiplicityTO, a tech and learning not-for- profit, both of which Rajah was instrumental in founding. Rajah is also the Canadian Responsible Leaders Chapter Head for the BMW Foundation.

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