A ‘not to be missed’ member event!

**Registration Is Now Open**

The Honorable Ian Binnie

One of Canada’s most respected arbitrators and advocates, the Honorable Ian Binnie served for nearly 14 years as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. During his time on the country’s top court, Mr. Binnie authored more than 179 opinions, including in landmark cases involving corporate and commercial disputes, issues of contractual interpretation and torts, patent interpretation and validity, aboriginal rights, copyright and protection of trademarks, media law, punitive damages, expert evidence and many other aspects of constitutional, criminal and administrative law. Prior to his work at the Supreme Court, Mr. Binnie served as Canada’s Associate Deputy Minister of Justice.

Benjamin Tal

Well-known for his ground-breaking published research on topics such as labor market dynamics, real estate, credit markets, international trade and business economic conditions, Mr. Tal not only contributes to the conversation but also frequently sets the agenda. He is the Managing Director and Deputy Chief Economist at CIBC Capital Markets Inc., where he is responsible for analyzing macro-economic developments and their implications for fixed income, equity, foreign exchange and commodities markets.

There isn’t a person, place, business, or industry today that isn’t impacted by COVID, the war on Ukraine, supply chain issues, Web3, the Great Resignation, ESG factors, remote and hybrid workforce concerns, autonomous vehicles, cyber, and FinTech. For some, they represent opportunity. For others, they are challenges. Either way, SCG Legal’s network is at the forefront of each and more.

Join your fellow SCG member firms for the 2022 Annual Meeting as we gather to share vital information, develop critical connections, gain access to necessary resources, and enhance key skills that will better serve your practice, your firm, and your clients.

This Annual Meeting will be unique—in format and scope—with targeted content, an innovative exhibit hall, and networking opportunities focused on helping attorneys as well as firms navigate near- and long-term circumstances.

We anticipate this meeting will be one of our most attended to date and recommend registering—and booking your hotel room—as soon as possible.


The agenda is in development. In addition to the topics listed above, we would love to hear from you regarding speaker and panel suggestions. Please email Alina Gorokhovsky ( with your ideas and recommendations.

MEETING TIMELINE (all times local)
Thursday, September 22
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Programming
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: ‘No host’ dinners. Locations to be announced soon!
9:00 PM – 11:30 PM: Cocktails & Conversation

Friday, September 23
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Programming
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Awards Gala

If you would like to pay by check or wire transfer or are seeking a Group Discount (see pricing below), please contact Erin Kane (

  • Early Bird Registration: $1,395 per person (on/by August 12, 2022)
  • Registration: $1,595 per person (after August 12, 2022)
  • Group Registration: $995 per person for three or more registrants from same firm
  • Guest Registration: $225 per person

Registration Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellation requests must be submitted via email to Alina Gorokhovsky ( Any cancellations received by September 15, 2022 (a week before the meeting) will be refunded the registration fee minus a $50 administrative cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after September 15, 2022.

Please reserve your hotel room as soon as possible! The event will be held at the famed Fairmont Royal York (100 Front Street W, Toronto – Ontario M5J 1E3, Canada). Through a history of nearly 90 years, the Fairmont Royal York has played host royal guests, heads of state, celebrities, superstars of sport, and millions of others. It has been a crucial lynchpin in the history of Toronto luxury.

A limited block of rooms is available for our event attendees at a reduced rate on a first-come, first-served basis—using this dedicated link—through August 24, 2022.

Without question, the health and safety of event participants is a top priority for SCG Legal. We are staying current with CDC and WHO guidance on ‘best practices’ for meetings of our size and will make adjustments on-site as needed to remain vigilant.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fairmont Royal York has partnered with top experts to implement new standards of safety and protocols. The hotel is ALLSAFE certified with some of the most stringent cleaning standards & operational procedures in the hospitality industry.

Fairmont Royal York has also partnered with HealthPoint to offer guests convenient and reliable COVID-19 testing, and is currently “Toronto’s only hotel with an on-site testing center.” Click here to learn more.