Contracts 101: Understanding Commercial Contracts for Business; and QST & Other Provincial Sales Taxes in Canada

There will be two topics covered during this event and in addition to hearing great speakers and topics, you will earn 3.0 PD hours. Please click the above link to see the topics and speakers for the evening. 

12 Nov 2019, 5:30 PM

3 CPD hours


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Course Description

There will be two topics covered during this event:

1.Contracts 101: Understanding Commercial Contracts for Business

Every business is faced with making, interpreting, and abiding by contracts. It is important to understand key contractual provisions and how they affect your rights and obligations in order to reduce and mitigate risks.

Topics covered over our evening:

  • The importance of contracts
  • Key provisions in commercial contracts
  • Recent case law on contractual performance

    Speaker: Seema Aggarwal, LL.B. of Seema Aggarwal, Barrister & Solicitor 

2. QST and Other Provincial Sales Taxes in Canada

    Speaker: Ibrahim Hatia, CPA, CMA of RSM Canada

This event will be held at the Weston Golf and Country Club.  The structure of the event is as follows:

  • Reception (cash bar) – 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner – 6:00 p.m.
  • Presentation(s) – 7:00 p.m. until 8:30/9:00 p.m., depending upon the speakers, topics and audience questions.

The cost of the seminar and dinner is $85 (+tax), which you can pay by any credit card. You will earn 3.0 hours of PD credits when you attend a session. We are pleased to offer an easy, inexpensive and enjoyable way to meet your PD requirements. 

If you can't make the event, your registration fee entitles you to unlimited access to the event webinar that will be posted shortly after the event and, of course, the PD certificate from listening to the webinar.  If you prefer a refund, please ensure that you give us at least 48 hours notice. 

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.  Should you have any ideas for topics, speakers, or anything else, feel free to contact Melanie Russell, CPA, CA, CBV, CIM, CFE, CFF, ABV at 416-488-9590 x 225. 

Course Walkthrough

  • Seema Aggarwal's Presentation
  • Seema Aggarwal's Recording
  • Ibrahim Hatia's Presentation
  • Ibrahim Hatia's Recording
  • Certificate: November 12, 2019 Evening Event
  • Feedback / comments

About the Instructor(s)

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Seema Aggarwal

Having honed her impressive legal skills over the years, Seema’s focus is on finding practical and creative solutions for business and legal problems. Prior to opening her firm, Seema gained a substantial and broad range of legal experience, spending time in-house at a large multi-national company, in private practice at two of Canada’s leading law firms and at one of the world’s most prominent ‘magic circle’ international law firms in London, England. 

Since opening her firm in 2017, Seema already counts 2 large multinational automotive companies and a Canadian technology-based university amongst her clients. Seema’s mandates have included advising on all legal aspects for the design and introduction of cutting-edge technology in the automotive sector. In addition, Seema has conducted several privacy reviews and audits and has designed and implemented compliance management programs under Canada’s privacy (PIPEDA) and anti-spam (CASL) legislation, including delivering training to clients in these areas.

Seema also has extensive experience advising companies and financial institutions on restructuring and insolvency matters. She has acted for several major Canadian banks on the enforcement of creditor rights and on several of Canada’s major restructurings, including the proceedings of Stelco Inc. and AbitibiBowater Inc. under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA).

Seema’s background and experience have allowed her to excel in the areas of general corporate/commercial, privacy, anti-spam, and insolvency law. She has experience advising clients in a wide range of industries, both domestic and international, including automotive, mining, oil & gas, retail and banking.


Bar Admission

Ontario, 2005


Bachelor of Laws, Queen’s University, 2004

Bachelor of Arts (Honours – Economic), York University, 2001

Bachelor of Science (Honours – Biology and Psychology), York University, 2000

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Ibrahim Hatia

Ibrahim Hatia is a Senior Director in RSM Canada’s indirect tax group in Toronto. Ibrahim has over ten years of indirect tax experience working in government, public accounting and large corporate environments, with a particular focus in the areas of real property, cross-border transactions, public sector and non-profit organizations, and tax controversy.

Ibrahim’s expertise involves all areas of Canadian indirect taxes, including GST/HST, Quebec sales tax, and the various provincial sales taxes. His in-depth expertise with indirect taxes allows him to provide valuable advice to his clients in the areas of indirect tax advisory, planning, compliance, and in conducting reviews of clients’ operations and systems to identify overpaid tax and unclaimed refunds.

Professional affiliations and credentials

  • Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant (CPA, CMA)


  • Bachelor of Commerce, accounting, Ryerson University

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