Round-table – Issues in E-commerce

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September 21, 2004
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Goodman and Carr LLP
200 King St. W, Suite 2300
Toronto, Ontario

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Please join us for our first meeting of the year! Four speakers will describe the principal issues relating to e-commerce in 4 sectors: on-line banking, music distribution, on-line gambling and on-line pharmacy.

Online Banking – Online banking has become one of the most successful and common forms of commerce on the internet. Online banking presents opportunities for financial institutions to provide convenience and services to customers, but also faces ever present challenges relating to security and regulatory compliance. Tim Storus will highlight some of the new developments relating to online banking.

Online Music Distribution – Online distribution of music has become the hot topic in today’s entertainment industry. As the number of legal online distributors increase, so do the opportunities to exploit and promote pre-recorded music. Len Gaik of Goodman and Carr LLP will highlight some of the key issues relating to distributors’ agreements.

Online Gambling – Online gambling represents the front lines in the battle to settle the legal uncertainties surrounding e-commerce. C. Ian Kyer will give an overview of some of the current skirmishes with special emphasis on the WTO dispute between the USA and Antigua over the banning of online gambling.

Online Pharmacy – Online pharmacy is a billion dollar industry that is transforming how the pharmaceutical industry does business. Alice Tseng will provide an overview on the regulatory rules for the sale of drugs and how the stakeholders are responding to the threat of Internet pharmacy.


Timothy Storus

Tim Storus was formerly Senior Solicitor in the Scotiabank General Counsel’s Department in Toronto and was responsible for providing legal advice in specialized areas of financial institution law including retail banking, e-commerce, clearing and payment systems and outsourcing.

Prior to that, he was Vice President and General Counsel at National Trust Company.

Len Gaik

Len Gaik practises exclusively in entertainment law, focusing on music law. He has considerable experience in negotiating and drafting agreements for the many different transactions that arise in the music, film, television and multimedia/internet industries, both in Canada and internationally. Len also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing and International Business and enjoys advising on the broad spectrum of legal and business matters that arise in the entertainment industry, ranging from assistance with the successful launch of a career or venture, to ongoing support for established industry participants.

C. Ian Kyer

C. Ian Kyer is a partner and director of the Technology and Intellectual Property Group in the Toronto office of the national firm of Fasken Martineau. His practice involves IT-related legal transactions and disputes. Following the rise of online gambling, Ian has also advised several online casinos as well as e-commerce and software licensors serving online gambling industry firms. He has been listed for several years in The Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and has twice been rated one of the top 25 IT lawyers in the world in Euromoney’s The Best of the Best. He has been given the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell.

Alice Tseng

Alice Tseng practices in the Intellectual Property Group of the Toronto office of Blake, Cassels and Graydon. In addition to being a lawyer, Alice is a pharmacist and a patent agent. Her practice consists primarily of advising companies in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries in a diverse range of matters, including relating to Internet pharmacy; advertising and marketing; formulary listings and pricing restrictions; access to information; and product recalls and adverse drug events.


Cost for lunch: $10 for members and students, $15 for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.

REGISTER BEFORE NOON, Friday, September 17, 2004


Cancellations also accepted before noon, Friday, September 17, 2004. Substitutions are permitted anytime. Registrants who do not attend and do not cancel or send a substitute may be invoiced for lunch.



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