Summary

Anticipating and adapting to technological innovation is a business imperative. At BLG, we ensure our clients understand the legal implications of new developments and innovation that affect their organizations. Our Autonomous Vehicles Group consists of leading legal professionals who, while highly skilled in the law and its application, are also well versed in other disciplines. This enables them to identify trends and anticipate the potential impact of technological change in various industries.

As adoption of increasingly autonomous and connected vehicles — cars, trucks, buses, ships, trains and aircraft — takes place, entire industries are being disrupted and redefined; altering their operations, talent pools, vendor relationships and supply chains. New entrants are challenging traditional business models and creating previously unimagined markets. Cities and governments are being forced to rethink legislation, regulation and infrastructure, and the existing framework for liability has already been challenged.

No matter the industry sector, BLG’s expertise can help navigate through the changes that autonomy in transportation will bring about and help you achieve your business goals.

Our services encompass all corporate commercial and dispute resolution matters —  including mergers & acquisitions, contract and competition law, intellectual property, privacy, cybersecurity, insurance coverage, regulatory changes, product liability, and class actions. To learn more about how autonomous vehicles are revolutionizing our world, view our Autonomous Vehicles Report. and sign up for "The Sensor: Legal Insights into Autonomous Vehicles".

Publications & Presentations

Recent Publications

Road Vehicles

Ships

Aircraft

Presentations

  • Edona Vila, Speaker, "Swerving Away from Cyber Risks of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles," Annual Automotive Seminar, May 2018.
  • George Wray and Edona Vila, "Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Legal Insights", Convergence Cambridge, May 2018.
  • Curtis Behmann, Presenter, "Innovation at BLG," Ottawa Law & Technology Meetup, April 2018.
  • Robin Squires, Speaker, "Autonomous Vessels," Maritime Law Seminar, December 2017.
  • George Wray, Speaker, "Autonomous Vehicles and the Connected City," RIMS Canada Conference, September 2017.
  • Robert Love, Speaker, "Autonomous Vehicles," IADC Canadian Regional Meeting, June 2017.
  • Robert Love, Speaker, Senate Standing Committee on Autonomous Vehicles, April 2017.
  • Robert Love, Speaker, "Autonomous Vehicles – Defending Product Claims," Canadian Defense Lawyers Product Liability Conference, February 2017.

Interviews

Industry Involvement

  • Member, Defence Research Institute, Robert Love
  • Member, Insurance Bureau of Canada, Automated Vehicles Working Group, Robert Love
  • Member, Defence Research Institute; Products Liability, Glenn Zakaib
  • Past-Chair, Automotive SLG (DRI), Glenn Zakaib