The following is a list of my books, articles, papers, academic contributions, presentation materials and media appearances.


2013 & 2014

Article, Canadian Competition Law Blog, Kluwer Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer), Cartel Enforcement: In Europe, Like Canada, Cat & Mouse Game and here

Interviewed, background, CBC, Holcim-Lafarge cement merger

Op Ed, Canadian Lawyer, The Toronto Food Truck Debate: More Competition or Legislated Cartel?

Interviewed, CBC radio, On the Coast, March 12, 2014, on the topics of “price gouging”, abuse of dominance and price regulation in Canada, link: here

Peer review, Canadian Competition Law Review (Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section)

Article, Canadian Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer), Antitrust & Associations: Recent New Zealand Case a Reminder that Voluntary Industry Associations are Not Price Regulators

Podcast, Is Your Social Media Contest Breaking The Law, TopDog Social Media

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, Rogers Escapes Steep Fine

Article, Canadian Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer), Policy Tussle Between The Beer Store & Ontario Convenience Stores Over Ontario Beer Competition

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, It’s a ‘tragedy’ but business is about the work, not the brand

Interviewed, Blacklock’s Reporter, Google search case in Canada

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, Six months to prepare for ‘overkill’ CASL legislation

Interviewed, CBC Go Public, Contests and deceptive prize notices

Book, co-author, to be published by Carswell (about 2014/2015)

Co-author, Competition Law chapter, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC), Annual Review of Law & Practice – 2014

Various articles, Concurrences, see: Concurrences – Steve Szentesi

Quoted,, Beware “buy now, pay later” ads

Quoted,, Dealing With Deceptive Credit Card Advertisements

Quoted, Law Times, Focus: Is Verizon’s Retreat a Small Victory in Losing War for Incumbents?

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, Competition Bureau promises whistleblower protection, more transparency

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer, Competition Bureau Has No Beef With Hog Deal

Article, Canadian Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer), Competition Tribunal Releases Decision in TREB Abuse of Dominance Case

Article, co-author, Information Surveys & Competition Law – Key Points & Best Practices for Associations, Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE)

Article, Practical Competition Compliance Tips for Association Boards, Associations Plus, Spring 2013 Boardwalk Newsletter

Chapter, co-author, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC), Annual Review of Law & Practice – 2013

Article, Canadian Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer), Canadian Supreme Court Settles Debate Between Rival Authorities for Party Liability in Conspiracy Cases

Blog, Canadian Contest & Promotions Law

Article, Canadian Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer), Social Media & Contests: A Few Key Points for Running Contests Using Facebook, Google+ and Twitter

Webinar, Strafford, Key Canadian Advertising and Competition Law: Compliance Strategies

PowerPoint, Strafford, Canadian Advertising and Competition Law: Compliance Strategies


Interviewed, dealReporter, implications of CNOOC/Nexen transaction, new Investment Canada SOE rules

Article, Canadian Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer), Federal Government Clears CNOOC/Nexen and Petronas/Progress and Issues New State-Owned Enterprise Guidelines

Quoted, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Feds Get Tough on White-collar Crimes

PowerPoint, Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE), National Conference 2012, Ottawa, Practical Competition Law and Compliance Case Studies for Trade and Professional Associations

Quoted, Lawyers Weekly, “Judge urges tougher price-fixing penalties”

Article, Canadian Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer), Federal Court in Maxzone (Auto Parts Price-fixing Investigation) Warns That Mathematical Sentencing Submissions Will No Longer Cut the Mustard

Article, Canadian Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer), A Few Thoughts on the Bureau’s New Abuse of Dominance Guidelines: Short, Crisp and (a Little) Controversial

Article, Canadian Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer), Ontario Superior Court Refuses to Strike Conspiracy Claim Merely Because Industry Involves Regulation: Regulated Conduct Defence to be Considered on Merits

Paper, The Rogers Performance Claims Case & An Overview of Canadian Misleading Advertising Law, CBA Canadian Legal Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia

PowerPoint, What In-house Counsel Need to Know About Recent Competition Law Developments, CBA Canadian Legal Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia

Article, Canadian Competition Law Blog (Wolters Kluwer), “The Rogers Performance Claims Advertising Case Begins in Ontario – A Few Thoughts on the Case and Some Recent Advertising Law Trends”

Book, The Competition Law Guide for Trade Associations in Canada (Carswell)

Quoted, Financial Post, Fallout From Libor Scandal Likely to Hit Canada’s Financial Industry

Article, co-author, Competition Policy International, Antitrust Chronicle, The eBooks Case: A Canadian Perspective

Interviewed, Dave Rutherford Show, QR 77, Target’s expansion into Canada (Heritage Canada cultural review)

Interviewed, dealReporter, Maple/TMX merger

Webinar, Carswell, A Guide to Canadian Competition Law for Trade and Other Associations

Academic peer review, competition law paper, McGill Law Journal

Blog, Canadian Advertising & Marketing Law

Chapter, Sauder School of Business, Legal Update 2012 (REALTOR resource), “Canadian Competition Law – The New Competition Act – The First Two Years in Force”

Assisted with paper, Dr. Derek Ireland author, “Issues Note on the Potential for a Duopoly or Three-Firm Oligopoly to Provide Reasonably Competitive Outcomes for Consumers and Other Market Participants”

Quoted, Global Legal Post, “Canadian Authorities Conflict Over Competition Crack-Down”

Newsletter, Competition Law & Trade Associations

2000 – 2011

Presentation, BCREA, Instructor Development Workshop, Whistler, BC, Amendments to the Competition Act & Recent Developments

Interviewed, Business News Network (BNN) – Maple/TMX merger

Quoted, Globe and Mail, Report on Business, Competition Watchdog presents high hurdles for Maple

Quoted, Globe and Mail, Report on Business, “Aitken an ‘Aggressive, No Nonsense Commissioner’”

Quoted, Globe and Mail, Report on Business, High hurdles face Maple bid from Competition watchdog

Quoted, CTV News, “Competition Watchdog Presents High Hurdles for Maple”

Article, co-author, Business in Vancouver, “Competition Bureau Steps Up Criminal Price-Fixing Investigations in Canada”

Article, co-author, Business in Vancouver, “Canada’s New Competition Law: The First Year in Force – How Does It Impact Canadian Professionals?”

Book, ACRE & CREA, Competition Law and REALTORS: What You Say and Do Matters

Article, Competition Policy International, Antitrust Chronicle The CREA Abuse of Dominance Case

Article, Lawyers Weekly, Trade Associations Face Tough New Competition Rules

Article, REM Magazine, “Canada’s New Competition Law”

Article, CUTS International, ReguLetter, “Canada’s New Cartel Law in Force”

Paper, CLE BC, Conference: Canada’s New Competition & Foreign Investment Law, “New U.S.-Style Two Track Criminal Conspiracy Regime”

Quoted, Fox Business, China Tells State Companies to Explore Potash Bid

Quoted, ReutersChina Tells State Companies to Explore Potash Bid

Quoted, ReutersAnalysis: China Posturing on Potash Sector Deals

Quoted, BusinessDayChina Anxious to Block Potash Deal

Quoted, REM Magazine, CREA Seeks Settlement Over MLS Policies

Contribution, to governmental submission by Derek Ireland, “Why India Needs Merger Control Now”

Article, Associations Plus, Boardwalk, “Competition Law & Trade Associations”

Paper, “Convergence and Canada’s New Merger Control”, presented at joint WCCG & International Academy of Law, International Conference on Competition Law, Delhi, India

Presentation, CBA Business Law Subsection, Vancouver, BC, “Canada’s New Competition Law”

Presentation, CBA luncheon, BC Branch, Vancouver, BC, “Overview of the New Competition Act and the New Investment Canada Act”

Quoted, Globe and Mail, Report on Business, Telus Sues Rogers Over Ad Claims

Article, co-author, “China’s Anti-monopoly Law From a Canadian Perspective”

Paper, guest lecture, UBC Faculty of Law, “Convergence Issues in Competition Policy and Intellectual Property Laws”

Article, co-author, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), “Self-regulated Professions Under Competition Bureau Spotlight”

Article, Small Business BC, Retail Connections, “Is That Really on Sale? – Traps for Unwary Advertisers”

Article, co-author, CCH Commercial Times Newsletter, “Competition Bureau Issues Final Merger Remedies Bulletin”

Article, co-author, Business in Vancouver; Lang Michener publication, “Competition Bureau Appeals Tribunal Decision Allowing Labatt/Lakeport Beer Merger”

Article, co-author, ABA, International Antitrust Bulletin; Lexology, “Sleeping Giant Awakens: A Canadian View of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law”

Article, co-author, ABA International Antitrust Bulletin “Hong Kong Poised to Introduce Cross-Sector Competition Law”

Article, co-author, Commercial Times Newsletter, “‘M’ Is For Merger: A Year in Review in Canadian Merger Clearance”

Article, co-author, Lang Michener Competition & Antitrust Brief, “‘No Deal’ for B-Filer: Competition Tribunal”

Article, Lang Michener In Brief, “Reviewing Merger Clearance Developments in Canada”

Article, Lawyers Weekly, “Competition Bureau Puts Self-Regulated Professions Under the Gun”

Presentation, Chinese aviation trade delegation, “Canadian Competition Law & IP”

Article, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealmaker’s Journal “Canadian Merger Clearance Developments: Considerations in Cross-Border Deals”

Article, Lang Michener, “Competition Bureau Issues Outline Consent Agreement”

Article, Federated Press, “Competition Bureau Continues to Investigate Self-regulated Professions”

Article, Lang Michener, “Self-Regulated Professions Under Bureau Spotlight”

Article, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, The Competition Act and You

Article, co-author, American Bar Association (ABA) Tele-seminar “Loyalty Programs: the Latest From Canada”

Article, Lang Michener, “Competition Bureau Targets Self-Regulated Professions”

Article, co-author, CLE BC, “Loyalty Programs and Abuse of Dominance: Canada Pipe”

Article, Lang Michener, “U.S. Supreme Court Antitrust Cases Impact Canadian Business”

Article, co-author, CLE BC conference, “Developments in the Law of Price Maintenance, Refusal to Deal and Predatory Pricing”

Article, Lang Michener, “Competition Bureau / Korean FTC Cooperation Agreement”

Article, Lang Michener, “Merger Remedies in Canada: Recent Developments”

Article, Lang Michener, “Good Marketing or Misleading Advertising?: Competition Bureau Steps-up Enforcement”

Article, Lang Michener, “Grafton Fraser Agrees to Pay $1.2 Million Penalty to Settle Misleading Advertising Case”

Contributor, course book, Competition Law, CLE BC continuing education course materials

Casebook, UBC Faculty of law, Canadian Competition Law and Policy

Article, Lang Michener, “$1.8 Million Settlement in U.S. Gun-Jumping Case: Reviewing Pre-Merger Coordination”

Article, Business in Vancouver, “Is That Really on Sale?: Traps for Unwary Advertisers”

Presentation, Canadian Real Estate Association, “The ‘C’ Files – Top 10 Competition Questions of 2004”

Compliance brochure, Canadian Real Estate Association, CREA Misleading Advertising Guide

Compliance booklet, Canadian Real Estate Association, Competition Law Overview for Leadership

Compliance booklet, Canadian Real Estate Association, Competition Law Compliance Workbook

Paper, Canadian Bar Association, Annual Fall Conference on Competition Law, “Co-operation and Competition: Being Ready for the Competition Bureau from an Association Perspective”

Contributor, book, Competition Law of Canada

Paper, co-author, Insight Competition Conference, Toronto, Ontario, “Reform of the Tribunal Process”

Article, co-author, “Proposed Public Interest Review for Transportation Mergers”

Paper, co-author, “Enforcing the Unenforceable: Constitutional Challenges to Canada’s Foreign Extraterritorial Measures Act”

Paper, co-author, Competition Issues in Difficult Times, Anti-Competitive Behaviour and Enforcement in Soft Market, Toronto, Ontario, “Litigating Abuse of Dominance Cases After Bill C-23”

Article, co-author, Canadian Bar Association, National Competition Law Section, Reviewable Matters and Private Actions Committee, Private Actions Update

Paper, co-author, Canadian Bar Association, Annual Competition Law Fall Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, “ICPAC and the Road Not Taken”


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